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DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
Tel: 610.282.1100
admiss@desales.edu


All completed three-credit courses from a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C- or better will be evaluated to determine transferability into the University’s major programs’ curriculums.

  • All 3-credit courses taken at institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies are eligible for transfer consideration at DeSales University if the courses are meant to be transferable, are completed with a grade of C- or higher, and are consistent with DeSales University’s mission and philosophy and liberal arts tradition.

  • No course in which a grade below C- was earned is accepted for transfer credit, except in the case that the student has completed an A.A. (Associate of Arts) or A.S. (Associate of Science) degree. All credits earned in the associate degree program and meant to be transferable will be transferred to DeSales, provided that the student achieved (a) a minimum cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.0 for all cours­es presented for the degree and (b) a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for courses required in and offered by the major at DSU. If the student has not satisfied both (a) and (b), the student’s courses will be evaluated individually and only courses in which a C- or higher has been earned will transfer into DeSales University.

  • To earn a DeSales University degree, students must complete a minimum of 15 three-credit courses at DeSales University, 5 courses in the major at DeSales University, and a total of 40 three-credit courses overall. (Programs including nursing, physician assistant, and education may have additional requirements).

  • Students may be exempt from certain parts of DSU’s General Education Core, based on the amount of courses that transferred. 

# of transferred courses

0-7 courses

8-17 courses

18 or more courses

Courses you are exempt
from taking*

No
Exemptions

PL 109: Philosophical Thinking

PL 109: Philosophical Thinking

MOT (Modes of Thinking) Social Science

MOT (Modes of Thinking) Social Science

EN 103: Communication & Thought

EN 103: Communication & Thought

EN 104: Communication & Thought II**

EN 104: Communication & Thought II**

World Cultures/Foreign Language I

World Cultures/Foreign Language I

World Cultures/Foreign Language II

World Cultures/Foreign Language II

PE 100: Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

PE 100: Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

PE Activities

PE Activities


Humanities I


Humanities II


MOT Mathematics


MOT Natural Science


MOT Literature


TH 109: Introduction to Catholic Theology

** Students are only exempt from EN 104 with the transfer of at least one three-credit English course that included the writing of a research paper.

Please note that some courses in the exemption may still be needed to fulfill major requirements.


Questions? 

Tina Recchiuti
Transfer Counselor
DeSales University
Dooling 134
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034
Tina.Recchiuti@desales.edu 
610.282.1100 x1753