Saint Martin's University has a direct transfer agreements with 27 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.
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.
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.
Saint Martin's University also recognizes Associate of Arts degrees from regionally-accredited institutions in the following states, and will treat these degrees as equivalent to the Washington Associate degree, provided they are completed prior to matriculation at Saint Martin's University:
- Arizona: Associate of Arts with the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) track;
- California: Associate of Arts with the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) track;
- Oregon: Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT).
Students with Associate of Arts degrees from other regionally accredited institutions may request, at the time of admission, to have their degrees evaluated for the same recognition.
Students who transfer to Saint Martin's with any of these degrees 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.
General Education requirements
Participating community colleges
Saint Martin's participates in transfer agreements with the following community colleges: