Transfer of Credit Policies
Transfer of credit will be given if the courses were taken at an accredited collegiate institution, the course was equivalent to courses offered at South University or compatible with South University’s distribution requirements, and the course carries a grade of C or better.
However, coursework will be evaluated for its current relevance and may not transfer if the material in the coursework is outdated. University credit will not be given for developmental courses such as basic mathematics or English.
Credits earned at an accredited technical college may not transfer unless the credit earned is equivalent to courses offered in degree programs including the associate’s degree.
Acceptance of credits
Acceptance of credits earned at other institutions and/or through examination is limited to 75% of the total hours required for an undergraduate degree. No more than half the major area course requirements can be earned through transfer and/or exemption credit.
The university reserves the right to reject any or all credits from other institutions, regardless of their accreditation status, when it determines through investigation or otherwise that the quality of instruction at such institutions is for any reason deficient or unsatisfactory. The judgment of the university on this question shall be final.
The university reserves the right to disallow transfer credit for courses if the student’s subsequent grades in required courses in the same subject fall below average.
Evaluating your past credit
As part of our commitment to helping shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, South University evaluates for possible transfer credit: