2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Transfer Credit Policies


 

Undergraduate     AP Credit    
Graduate     CLEP Credit    
Certificate     IB Credit   
  Course Specific Policies

 

 

Undergraduate Transfer Policies

General Credit Guidelines

  • Maryville University will accept transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Transfer credit is reviewed and approved by Academic Records in conjunction with the academic department.
  • Only College level credit can be accepted.
  • For duplicate courses, the higher grade will be entered. 
  • Maryville will only accept coursework where a satisfactory grade was earned. This is defined as any passing grade (Satisfactory, Pass, and letter grades of C- or above). 
  • D grades will only be considered for credit if they are part of a conferred degree. For more information about Maryville’s policies regarding D grades click here .  

Students are advised to meet with their admissions representative or advisor for planning the application of external credits toward a Maryville University credential. All transfer credit will be formally evaluated and recorded by the Academic Records team upon receipt of official transcripts. Transfer credit awarded may not fulfill specific credential requirements, please check your My Progress page in Self-Service to see how a specific transfer course has applied.

Alternative Learning Credit Opportunities

Credit by Examination ACT-PEP

Maryville recognizes the results of the State of New York Regents College examination program. In addition, the University also recognizes a related program, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support examinations. For more information, contact the Solution Squad.

Evaluated Programs

ACE College Credit Recommendations

Maryville recognizes the credit recommendations on corporate education and training programs developed and published by the American Council on Education (ACE). A student should submit evidence of completion of these courses (an ACE transcript) to the Solution Squad. 

ACE Military Recommendations

Maryville recognizes ACE credit recommendations on military education and training. A maximum of 30 military ACE credit hours may be applied from the Joint Services Transcript toward an undergraduate Maryville degree.  A student should submit a Joint Services Transcript to the Solution Squad.

Dual Enrollment Credits / College-level Credits Earned in High School

Maryville College Credit 

With the written consent of their high school principal, counselor or appropriate teacher, high school juniors and seniors may take college courses at Maryville. The Dual Enrollment Program tuition is at a reduced rate. Upon successful completion, students earn college credit that may be applied to an undergraduate degree. More information can be obtained by contacting the admissions office. 

Advanced College Credit (ACC)

Maryville has approved college-level courses offered in select local high schools which may earn University credit.

Other Programs

Maryville recognizes most college credits earned by high school students. Contact the Solution Squad at 314.529.9360 or ssc@maryville.edu for details.

Graduate Transfer Policies

The majority of graduate programs will allow up to 6 credits to be transferred from a previous attended regionally accredited institution.

Graduate students seeking credit for coursework taken at previous institutions should contact their advisor or program director as course evaluation is handled on a individual student basis at the graduate level.

Maryville University will only accept coursework where a satisfactory grade was earned. The majority of graduate programs define this as any passing grade (letter grades of B- or above, Satisfactory, Pass). 

Certificate Transfer Policies 

Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits into a Certificate program. However, internal credit can count for multiple programs. A maximum of 6 credits can count for multiple certificates. If more than 6 credits of overlap exists between certificates, substitutions will be required for a student to complete the second certificate.

Course Specific Transfer Policies

Maryville University strives to be as transfer credit friendly as possible; however, some academic departments have limitations and/or restrictions regarding direct transfer equivalencies due to program-specific accreditation requirements and other factors.

Computer Science Courses (COSC):

  • Computer Science Courses taken over 10 years ago will be evaluated as Computer Science electives (COSC-292 or 492).

Design and Visual Art Courses (AD…):

  • All Art and Design courses (except for Art History (ADAH) courses) will be initially evaluated as Art electives (ART-292 or 492), which will count toward general education requirements. Upon receipt of a portfolio for Art and Design majors and minors students, direct equivalencies will be approved by the department on a student-by-student basis and communicated to Academic Records for re-evaluation.

Education Courses (EDUC):

  • All education courses will be initially evaluated as Education electives (EDUC-292 or 492). Direct equivalencies will be approved by the department for Education major and minor students on a student-by-student basis and communicated to Academic Records for re-evaluation.

Information Systems Courses (ISYS):

  • Courses taken over 10 years ago will be evaluated as Information Systems electives (ISYS-292 or 492), except for courses equivalent to Digital Foundations (ISYS-100).

Natural Sciences Courses:

  • To be equated to a Maryville course which has a laboratory component, the sending institution’s course must also have a lab. If the corresponding lab is not passed or taken, or if the course is lecture-only, the transfer credit will be evaluated as an elective.
  • If the sending institution breaks up Anatomy and Physiology into separate courses, both must be taken with labs to equate to Maryville’s Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIOL-101/101L and BIOL-102/102L).

Nursing Courses (NURS):

  • All undergraduate nursing courses will be initially evaluated as general electives (ELECT-292 or 492). Direct equivalencies will be approved by the department for Nursing major students on a student-by-student basis and communicated to Academic Records for re-evaluation.
  • Graduate nursing coursework is approved by the department on an individual basis. 
  • Post-Masters Graduate Nursing coursework has additional policies that can be found here .

Social Work Courses (SWRK):

  • Direct equivalencies can only be transferred from institutions with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) program accreditation. Courses from non-accredited programs will be evaluated as general electives (ELECT-292 or 492).
  • Courses taken over 7 years ago will be evaluated as general electives (ELECT-292 or 492).
  • Courses similar to SWRK-202 and SWRK-402 will only transfer as general electives (ELECT-292 or 492). SWRK-202 and SWRK-402 must be taken at Maryville University to complete the Social Work major.

Sport Business Management Courses (SPTM):

  • No direct equivalencies may be transferred, and will be evaluated as general electives.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses (CMSD):

  • Courses similar to CMSD-350, CMSD-360, CMSD-410, CMSD-490, and CMSD-495 will only transfer as general electives (ELECT-292 or 492). CMSD-350, CMSD-360, and CMSD-410 must be taken at Maryville University to complete the Communication Science and Disorders major or certificate.

Advanced Placement Examination (AP) Equivalencies

College credit may be awarded to students who earn satisfactory scores (three or better) while in high school on Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, NJ. AP test results should be sent to the Maryville Office of Admissions or Solution Squad.

The chart below reflects the most recent review of the Advanced Placement Examinations. Find the Examination you took and your score on the left side of the chart to review the Credits which will be awarded on your Maryville University transcript.

AP Examination Title

Min Score for
Awarding Credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Degree Planning
Sheet Category

Recommended
Maryville Credits

Art History 3 ADAH-100  and ADAH-150    Fine Arts/Humanities general education; applicable major/minor 3 + 3
Biology 3 BIOL-117 BIOL-117L ,  BIOL-118 , and BIOL-118L    Science general education; applicable major/minor 4 + 4
Calculus AB 3 MATH-151   Mathematics general education; applicable major/minor 4
Calculus BC 3 MATH-151  and MATH-152    Mathematics general education; applicable major/minor 4 + 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM-103 CHEM-103L CHEM-104 , and CHEM-104L    Science general education; applicable major/minor 4 + 4
Chinese Language and Culture 3 FLNG-292 and FLNG-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4
4 FLNG-292, FLNG-292, and FLNG 292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4
5 FLNG-292, FLNG-292, FLNG-292, and FLNG-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Comparative Government & Politics 3 PSCI - 108     Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
Computer Science A 3 COSC-150   General elective; applicable major/minor 3
Computer Science Principles 3 MATH-102    Math/Natural Sciences general elective 3
Drawing 3 ART-292 Fine Arts/Humanities general education 3
English Language and Composition 3 ENGL-101  and ENGL-292 ENGL-101   3 + 3
English Literature and Composition 3 ENGL-205  and ENGL-292 (ENGL-101 waived) Humanities general education 3 + 3
Environmental Science 3 SUST-292 Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
European History 3 HIST-292 and HIST-292 Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3 + 3
French Language and Culture 3 FREN-101 and FREN-102 Humanities general education 3 + 3
4 FREN-101, FREN-102, and FREN-201 Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3
5 FREN-101, FREN-102, FREN-201, and FREN-202 Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3 + 3
German Language and Culture 3 GER-101 and GER-102 Humanities general education 3 + 3
GER-101, GER-102, and GER-201 Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3
GER-101, GER-102, GER-201, and GER-202 Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3 + 3
Human Geography 3 ELECT-292 General elective credit 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 ITAL-101 and ITAL-102 Humanities general education 4 + 4
4 ITAL-101, ITAL-102, and ITAL-201 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4
5 ITAL-101, ITAL-102, ITAL-201, and ITAL-202 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Japanese Language and Culture 3 FLNG-292 and FLNG-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4
4 FLNG-292, FLNG-292, and FLNG 292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4
5 FLNG-292, FLNG-292, FLNG-292, and FLNG-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Latin 3 LAT-101   and LAT-102    Humanities general education 4 + 4 
4 LAT-101 LAT-102  , and LAT-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4 
5 LAT-101 , LAT-102 , LAT-292, and LAT-292 Humanities general education 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Macroeconomics 3 ECON-201   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON-202   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
Music Theory 3 MUS-101  and MUS-103   Fine Arts/Humanities general education; applicable major/minor 2 + 1
4 MUS-101 , MUS-103 , MUS-102 , and MUS-104   Fine Arts/Humanities general education; applicable major/minor 2 + 1 + 2 + 1
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS-153  and PHYS-153L   Science general education; applicable major/minor 4
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism  3 PHYS-154  and PHYS-154L   Science general education; applicable major/minor 4
Physics I: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS-103  and PHYS-103L   Science general education; applicable major/minor 4
Physics II: Algebra-Based 3 PHYS-104  and PHYS-104L   Science general education; applicable major/minor 4
Psychology 3 PSYC-101   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
Research 3 ELECT-292 General elective credit 3
4 ELECT-292 and ELECT-292 General elective credit 3 + 3
Seminar 3 ELECT-292 General elective credit 3
4 ELECT-292 and ELECT-292 General elective credit 3 + 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPAN-101  and SPAN-102    Humanities general education 3 + 3
4 SPAN-101 SPAN-102   and SPAN-201    Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3
5 SPAN-101 SPAN-102 , SPAN-201 , and SPAN-202    Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3 + 3
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPAN-101  and SPAN-102   Humanities general education 3 + 3 
4 SPAN-101 SPAN-102 ,and SPAN-201   Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3 
5 SPAN-101 SPAN-102 , SPAN-201 , and SPAN-202   Humanities general education 3 + 3 + 3 + 3
Statistics 3 MATH-141   Mathematics general education; applicable major/minor 3
United States Government & Politics PSCI-101   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3
United States History 3 HIST-121  and HIST-122   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3 + 3
World History: Modern 3 HIST-131  and HIST-132   Social Science general education; applicable major/minor 3 + 3
2-D Art and Design 3 ART-292 Fine Arts/Humanities general education 3
3-D Art and Design 3 ART-292 Fine Arts/Humanities general education 3

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Equivalencies

These programs enable students to demonstrate college-level knowledge and earn college credit. General and subject exams are available in several subject areas. A maximum of 30 CLEP credit hours may be applied toward a Maryville degree. For more information, contact the Division of Student Success.

The chart below reflects the most recent review of the CLEP assessments. Find the assessment you took and your score on the left side of the chart to review the Credits which will be awarded on your Maryville University transcript.

CLEP Exam Category and Title

Min Score for
Awarding Credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

Composition and Literature

American Literature 50 ENGL-292 3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 ENGL-205     3
College Composition  50 ENGL-101  and ENGL-292 6
College Composition Modular 50 ENGL-101   3
English Literature 50 ENGL-292 3
Humanities 50 HUM-292 3

Foreign Language

French Language - Level 1 50 FREN-101 and FREN-102 6
French Language - Level 2 59 FREN-101, FREN-102, and FREN-201 9
German Language - Level 1 50 GER-101 and GER-102 6
German Language - Level 2 60 GER-101, GER-102, and GER-201 9
Spanish Language - Level 1 50 SPAN-101  and SPAN-102   6
Spanish Language - Level 2 63 SPAN-101 SPAN-102 , and SPAN-201   9
Spanish with Writing - Level 1 50 SPAN-101  and SPAN-102   6
Spanish with Writing - Level 2 65 SPAN-101 SPAN-102 SPAN-201 , and SPAN-202   12

History and Social Sciences

American Government 50 PSCI-101   3
History of the United States: Early Civilization to 1877 50 HIST-121   3
History of the United States: 1865 to Present 50 HIST-122   3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC-254   3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PSYC-292 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON-201   3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON-202   3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC-101   3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC-101   3
Social Science and History 50 SOC-292 and HIST-292 6
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIST-292 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIST-292 3

Science and Mathematics

Biology 50 BIOL-103 BIOL-103L , and BIOL-292 6
Calculus 50 MATH-151   4
Chemistry 50 CHEM-101  and CHEM-292 6
College Algebra 50 MATH-117   3
College Mathematics 50 MATH-115  and MATH-292 6
Natural Sciences 50 SCI-292 and SCI-292 6
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH-125   3

Business

Financial Accounting 50 ACCT-210   3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS-280   3
Information Systems  50 ISYS-100   3
Principles of Management 50 MGMT-321   3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT-360   3

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalencies

Students who have completed IB coursework are awarded credit based on scores on the exams.  Students who submit a score of 5 or higher on IB Standard Level (SL) or Higher-Level (HL) exams will usually receive 3 credits by exam. Some programs such as Design and Visual Art use a portfolio or other methods to determine the awarding of credit for students in their programs. An original grade report must be sent from IB directly to Maryville’s Student Service Center in order for a student to receive credit for exams.

Maryville University recognizes all the work that goes into taking an International Baccalaureate (IB) course and pursuing an IB diploma.  Even though the IBO announced the cancellation of May 2020 exams, we will continue to offer credit for courses taken through the IB program.  IB will be awarding students a grade for each of their registered subjects on the normal 1-7 scale, using a calculation that takes into account their coursework grades and their predicted grades.  Based on the calculated grades that the IB will provide, Maryville will continue to award academic credit for strong performance on all Higher Level and Standard Level exams.  Please review the International Baccalaureate Equivalencies Chart below for information on specific credit awards.

Individuals and Societies

Exam

Min. Score for
awarding credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

Business and Management SL 5 MGMT-321   3
Business and Management HL 5 MGMT-321   3
Economics HL 5 ECON-292 3
Geography HL 5 GEOG-292 3
History SL 5 HIST-131  and HIST-132   6
History HL 5 HIST-131  and HIST-132   6
Philosophy HL 5 PHIL-292 3
Psychology SL 5 PSYC-101   3
Psychology HL 5 PSYC-101   3
Social Anthropology HL 6 SOC-102   3
World Religions SL 5 REL-265   3

Language Acquisition and Literature

Exam

 

Min. Score for
awarding credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

English A: Literature HL 5 ENGL-101   3
English A: Language & Literature HL 5 ENGL-292 (ENGL-101 waived) 3
French SL 5 FREN-102 3
French HL 5 FREN-292 3
German HL 5 GER-292 3
Spanish SL 5 SPAN-102   3
Spanish HL 5 SPAN-292 3
Latin HL 5 LAT-101  (only if the subject is Latin and not Greek) 3

Arts

Exam

Min. Score for
awarding credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

Theater Arts SL 5 FPAR-292 3
Theater Arts HL 5 FPAR-292 3
Music SL 5 MUS-101  and MUS-292 6
Music HL 5 MUS-101  and MUS-292 6

Mathematics

Exam

Min. Score for
awarding credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

Mathematics SL 5 MATH-117   3
Mathematics HL 5 MATH-125   3

Foundational Sciences

Exam

Min. Score for
awarding credit

Equivalent
Maryville Course(s)

Total Credits Awarded

Biology SL 6 BIOL-103  and BIOL-103L   4
Biology HL 5 BIOL-117  and BIOL-117L   4
Chemistry SL 5 CHEM-103  and CHEM-103L   4
Chemistry HL 5 CHEM-103 CHEM-103L CHEM-104 , and CHEM-104L    8
Environmental Systems & Societies SL 5 SCI-292 3
Marine Science SL 5 SCI-292 3
Physics HL 5 PHYS-103 PHYS-103L PHYS-104 , and PHYS-104L   8
Sports Exercise & Health Science SL or HL  5 EXSC-240 EXSC-301   4