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
18 or more courses
Courses you are exempt
PL 109: Philosophical Thinking
MOT (Modes of Thinking) Social Science
EN 103: Communication & Thought
EN 104: Communication & Thought II**
World Cultures/Foreign Language I
World Cultures/Foreign Language II
PE 100: Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
MOT Natural Science
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.
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