Transfer of Credit

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions

The Office of Student Services/Registrar evaluates credit earned at accredited institutions and per departmental guidelines. To be eligible for credit consideration, final official sealed transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (college, university, technical, proprietary school, etc.) previously attended must be submitted. Awarding of transfer credit is on a course-by-course equivalence basis for all coursework in which grades of “C-” or above have been earned. Credit for non-equivalent professional courses may be awarded at the Registrar’s discretion. Note: transfer credit is only granted for credits that will apply to the student’s current degree program. If a student changes his/her major after initial matriculation, he/she should contact the Advising Office to determine if there needs to be a change in the amount of transfer credit that applies toward the degree. Course grades from other institutions do not transfer, only credits do.

Sage has established transfer agreements and transfer course equivalencies with many colleges. New schools, programs and additional courses are always being added.  Contact the Registrar’s Office or Advising Office for a more comprehensive list of all transfer courses accepted to date.

Transfer of Credit after Matriculation

An undergraduate student who intends to transfer credit from another institution after matriculation at Sage must file with the Registrar a statement of approval for the course to be taken, signed by the major advisor. No credit will be transferred without prior approval, nor will credit transfer for coursework with a grade below a “C-”. Please note that course grades from other institutions do not transfer; only credits do. Transfer credit approval forms are available in the Office of Student Services\Registrar.

Before registering elsewhere to take a required course normally offered at Sage, the student must obtain consent of his or her academic advisor(s) (or Director(s) of Advising) and verification of course equivalence (for courses not previously transferred to Sage) from the director of the program in which the course would be offered at Sage.

A maximum of 75 transfer credits are applicable toward the RSC baccalaureate (day) degree at Sage, with these conditions:

  • Final transcripts from accredited institutions (official and sealed) are required
  • Course grades of “C-” or above is required
  • Of the total 75 transfer credits permitted, a maximum of 66 credits may be from 2-year level colleges or by examinations (CLEP, AP, IB)
  • Students must complete at least half their major credits at Sage
  • Students must complete at at least 45 credit hours in residence at Sage
  • 30 of the last 45 credit hours must be completed in residence

A maximum of 90 transfer credits are applicable toward the SPCE baccalaureate degree at Sage, with these conditions:

  • Final transcripts from accredited institutions (official and sealed) are required
  • Course grades of “C-” or above is required
  • Of the total 90 transfer credits permitted, a maximum of 66 credits may be from 2-year level colleges or by examinations (CLEP, AP, IB)
  • Students must complete at least half their major credits at Sage
  • Students must complete at at least 45 credit hours in residence at Sage
  • 30 of the last 45 credit hours must be completed in residence

Program directors and department chairs have final authority on the awarding of transfer credits for coursework transferring in through their departments. Transfer credits from subject areas that are not offered at Sage may be evaluated by the appropriate College Dean’s office. In some cases students may be asked to submit a course description and/or course syllabus to evaluate the Sage equivalency for the credit.