As part of the process of admitting transfer students to the University, the Program Director evaluates your transcript to determine what previous academic work will be accepted toward completion of the BSSW degree.
The following will be considered for transfer credit:
- A maximum of 60 hours of credit from two-year (community college) institutions.
- A maximum of 90 hours from a four-year, accredited college or university.
- College level work, completed at accredited institutions, with a grade of C or above.
- 100 and 200-level Social Work equivalent transfer courses
- 300-level Social Work equivalent transfer courses only if earned from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The following will not be considered for transfer credit:
- 400-level Social Work courses and Practicum hours are not transferable.
- Academic credit will not be granted for prior work or life experiences.
- Technical/vocational and physical education courses are not accepted in transfer.
- Courses taken 5-10 years prior to application are subject to review by the Admission Committee.
- Courses taken more than ten years prior to application are not accepted for transfer.
- The BSSW Program does not use proficiency exams to determine mastery of content.
Saint Louis University has established a series of articulation agreements with numerous colleges and universities that form the basis for determining course equivalencies in many cases. For courses that are not part of an articulation agreement, establishing equivalency will require careful examination of the prior course materials. You will be asked to provide course syllabi that include:
- Objectives of the course
- Learning activities
- Theoretical frame of reference that might be used in the course