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5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4596 / 800-368-8803
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Direct transfer agreements
and credit information

Saint Martin's University has a direct transfer agreement with the community colleges within the state of Washington. Students who receive their associate of arts or associate of arts and sciences degree from these community colleges will transfer to Saint Martin's with approximately 60-64 semester credits and all General Education requirements fulfilled with the exception of a class in philosophy, which can be taken at the community college level, and a class in religious studies, which must be taken at Saint Martin's University.

General Education requirements

The following are the University's General Education requirements. Students transferring without an AA/AAS degree, or with an out-of-state AA degree, may have fulfilled some of these requirements through previous education. Saint Martin's will evaluate your transcript with you to determine which credits are transferable.

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Fine arts
  • Foreign language**
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physical education (two credits)
  • Religious studies*
  • History, U.S.
  • History, non-U.S.
  • Natural sciences/lab
  • Social sciences (six credits)

* The Religious Studies course must be taken at Saint Martin's University or an accredited private college. Saint Martin's offers a variety of courses from which to choose.

** Two years of a foreign language (with a grade of "B" or better") in high school may fulfill this general education requirement. Your official high school transcripts must be submitted to have this requirement waived.

Participating community colleges

A-E

Saint Martin's participates in transfer agreements with the following community colleges:

Bellevue Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences
Associate in Business
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Math Education

Big Bend Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences
Associate in Business
Associate in Elementary Education

Cascadia Community College
Associate in Business
Associate in Integrated Studies
Associate in Elementary Education

Centralia College
Associate in Arts

Clark Community College
Associate in Arts

Columbia Basin Community College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Math Education
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Business

Edmonds Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option I

Everett Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option II
Associate in Business

F-P

Grays Harbor College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Business

Green River Community College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Business
Associate in Math Education

Highline Community College
Associate of Arts, Option A
Associate of Business

Lower Columbia College
Associate in Arts

North Seattle Community College
Associate of Arts
Associate of Business

Olympic College
Associate in Arts

Peninsula College
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts Honors
Associate in Business
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Math Education

Pierce College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Business
Associate in Math Education

Q-Z

Seattle Central Community College
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Math Education

Shoreline Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option A
Associate in Business

Skagit Valley College
Associate in Arts, University and College Transfer
Associate in Business

South Puget Sound Community College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Business

South Seattle Community College
Associate of Arts

Spokane Community College
Associate in Arts
Associate in Business
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Math Education

Spokane Falls Community College
Associate of Arts
Associate in Business
Associate in Elementary Education
Associate in Math Education

Tacoma Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences, Option A

Walla Walla Community College
Associate in Arts

Wenatchee Valley Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences

Whatcom Community College
Associate in Arts and Sciences

Yakima Valley College
Associate in Arts

Transferable credits

Saint Martin's University participates in transfer agreements with 27 community colleges in the state of Washington. Graduates of community colleges with a direct transfer associate degree obtained after 1990 will be admitted with junior standing and will have satisfied Saint Martin's general education program requirements with the exception of one course in philosophy and one course in religion. Transfer credits not included in a direct transfer associate degree will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis, and credits will be applied to academic major requirements according to established guidelines and policies.

A maximum of 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) will be accepted toward fulfillment of requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Transfer credits from a two-year accredited college may not exceed 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours). No more than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) earned by extension, online or correspondence will be accepted. Of these, no more than six semester hours (nine quarter hours) may be taken by correspondence. Credits earned more than nine years ago will be reviewed to determine transferability.

Transfer equivalencies for Washington community colleges

The Direct Transfer Associate Degree granted by Washington community colleges meets the general requirements of Saint Martin's University with the exception of two courses: philosophy and religious studies.

Students who transfer to Saint Martin's with this degree need to take one course each in philosophy and religious studies. Transfer students sometimes complete the philosophy course at their community college and transfer the credits in. The religious studies course generally is taken at Saint Martin's University after enrollment.

The links below will display the course equivalencies at a few local community colleges.

Accounting English
Biology History
Business Administration Mathematics
Chemistry Political Science
Community Services Psychology
Computer Science Social Studies
Criminal Justice Sociology and Anthropology
Education, elementary and secondary Theatre Arts