Specific course selection and length of time to prepare for transfer depends upon each student's background, individual program requirements, student ability and specific course offerings each quarter. It is strongly advised that students make contact early with faculty at Saint Martin's University to ensure that there is complete understanding as to what is required of the student.

Transfer students

  • Associate degree credit transfer
    • 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.
  • Non-Direct credit transfer
    • 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.
    • Transfer credits from a two-year accredited college may not exceed 64 semester hours (96 quarter hours) and a minimum of 64 credits must be taken at Saint Martin’s.
    • Credits earned more than nine years ago will be reviewed to determine transferability.
  • Saint Martin’s credit requirements
    • Students must take at least 32 credits of upper level courses at Saint Martin’s.
    • 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. 
  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering math course equivalencies

    Saint Martin's math course equivalencies for Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil Engineering (CE) programs. Most courses can generally be taken at many of the local community colleges:

    SMU courses (semester)Credit amountWA community college courses (qtr)Credit amount

    MTH 171 & MTH 172: Calculus I and II

    (4 ) 8 total

    MTH 151, 152, 153: Calculus I, II, and III(5) 15 total
    MTH 322: Differnential Equations(3)Differential Equations (course numbering varies)(5)
    Mth 271: Vector Calculus (required for ME only)(3)Calculus IV (course numbering varies)(5)

    *Please refer to the Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering program descriptions for further clarification.

  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering science course equivalencies

    Saint Martin's science course equivalencies for Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil Engineering (CE) programs. Most courses can generally be taken at many of the local community colleges:

    SMU COURSES (SEMESTER)

    CREDIT AMOUNT

    WA COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSES (QT)

    CREDIT AMOUNT

    PHY 171 & 172: Calculus Based Engineering Physics I & II

    (4) 8 total

    PHYS 221, 222, & 223: Calculus Based Bngineering Physics I, II, and III with Lab

    (5) 15 total

    PHY 171L & 172L: Calculus Based Engineering Physics I & II Lab

    (1) 2 total

    *course and lab combined

    (x)

    CHM 141 or CHM 145: Chemistry

    (4) 8 total

    CHEM 161 & 162: General Chemistry I and II with Lab

    (5) 10 total

    CHM 141 L or CHM 145L: Chemistry Lab

    (1) 2 total

    *course and lab combined

    (x)

    CE 220: Physical Geology (required for CE only)

    (3)

    Equivalent Physical Geology

    (5)

    *Please refer to the Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering program descriptions for further clarification.

  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering general engineering course equivalencies

    Saint Martin's science course requirements and equivalencies for Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil Engineering (CE) programs. Most courses can generally be taken at many of the local community colleges:

    SMU courses (semester)Credit amountWA community college courses (qtr)Credit amount
    GE 103: Graphics, Computer-aided Drafting and Solid Modeling(3)ENGR 114: Engineering Graphics(5)
    GE 204: Statics(3)ENGR 214: Statics (5)
    GE 205: Dynamics(3)ENGR 215: Dynamics(5)
    GE 206: Mechanics of Materials(3)ENGR 225: Mechanics of Materials(5)

    *Please refer to the Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering program descriptions for further clarification.