Students looking to transfer to Mount St. Joseph University must adhere to the following procedures:

Transfer Policies

Students looking to transfer to Mount St. Joseph must adhere to the following transfer policies.

General Policies

Students applying for transfer to Mount St. Joseph University must follow the admission procedures.  Official college transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly from the previously attended college(s) to the Office of Admission:

ATTN: Office of Admission
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

Transfer courses are evaluated in the Office of Admission for acceptance of core curriculum requirements and general elective credit.  The Academic Departments determine the applicability of transfer courses to program requirements.

Currently enrolled Mount students considering coursework at other institutions should consult with their academic advisor and the Transfer Credit Analyst in the Academic Advising Resource Center before enrolling in courses elsewhere.

Specific Policies

A maximum of 98 semester hour credits from regionally accredited institutions will be transferred to the University.

Transfer credit from quarter-system institutions will be converted to semester hours.  A 3-quarter-hour class equates to 2 semester hours and may satisfy a Mount core requirement.  A 4- or 5- quarter-hour science class with a lab component equates to 2.5 or 3 semester hours and may fulfill the Mount core science requirement.

College credits earned for college level courses from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted by the University, provided the course grade is "C" or better.  Courses with a "Pass" or "Satisfactory" grade may be accepted as general elective credit only.

Developmental courses that are similar in content to credit-earning courses at Mount St. Joseph University will be accepted as general electives; however, those courses that are not applied toward a degree at the transferring institution will not be accepted.

Grades for transfer credits are not counted in the student's cumulative grade point average at the Mount.  However, grades and GPA from previous institutions may factor into acceptance decisions for specific academic programs.

Cooperative education (co-op) credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered after review by the Director of Career and Experiential Education.

Internship and practicum credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered after review by the appropriate academic department chairperson.

All active articulation and transfer agreements between Mount St. Joseph University and other educational institutions will be honored when evaluating transfer credit.

Only undergraduate course credit will be accepted toward an undergraduate degree.

Duplicate transfer credit will not be accepted.  Previously awarded transfer credit will be deducted if coursework is later repeated at the Mount.

Transfer students with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution will have the core curriculum requirements waived.

International transfer credits may be accepted but are subject to evaluation based on standardized guidelines from AACRAO, WES, NAFSA or other approved organizations.

Articulation Agreements

The Mount currently has established articulations with the following institutions:

  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College 


For more information about transferring to the Mount, e-mail Michael Klabunde, or call (513) 244-4241 or 1 (800) 654-9314, x4241.