Transfer of Credit Policy
Upon acceptance into the University, a student's coursework will be reviewed for transferability by the Registrar's Office.
In the process of evaluating potential transfer credits, the University of Sioux Falls places premium consideration on credits earned from regionally accredited institutions. However, transfer coursework from other institutions that are endorsed through accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (D.O.E.) may also be considered for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.
In the event of coursework appearing on International transcripts, such courses must be evaluated and authenticated at the student's expense through World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) prior to further consideration for transfer eligibility.
In all cases of transfer credit eligibility, coursework must be evaluated through the prescribed process conducted under the auspices of the Registrar's Office. As deemed appropriate and necessary by the Registrar, consultation with specified academic areas will occur to ensure integrity of coursework being considered for transfer credit toward degree attainment.
For all transferable work, a student must have earned a grade of "D" or higher, or the applicable minimum grade required within specified undergraduate/graduate programs in order for it to count toward program requirements.
Applicants must submit transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions attended following high school graduation.
Transfer students must complete at least one half of the major and at least 30 semester hours in residence. Coursework and/or blanket credit electives may also be transferable from vocational technical institutions. In some cases, a completed two-year vocational program may be transferred in as 30 semester hours of elective credit or a completed one-year vocation program may be transferred in for 15 semester hours of elective credit.
Remedial coursework will not be accepted.