FAQ for transfer students
Saint Martin's University operates on the semester system. Most
community colleges and many other colleges and universities are on
the quarter system. Saint Martin's fall semester begins in late
August, spring semester in January. The University offers two summer
sessions. One semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits.
Most academic programs at Saint Martin's University require 128
semester credits for graduation.
A maximum of 96 semester hours (144 quarter hours) will be
accepted toward the fulfillment of requirements for a baccalaureate
degree. Transfer credits from a two-year accredited college may not
exceed 64 semester hours (96 quarter hours).
Students with learning gained from job experiences, civic or
volunteer work have an opportunity to obtain credit toward a
baccalaureate degree through the University's FOCUS Program. Please
consult the Saint Martin's
University Catalog on page 56 for details about this program.
Transfer students who wish to enter the education program or
teacher certification program must complete a separate application
for admission to the College of Education. Acceptance to Saint
Martin's University does not guarantee admission to the education or
teacher certification programs. Students interested in pursuing
Teacher Certification should contact the education office at
360-438-4333 to learn about deadlines for the
College of Education.