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.

Transferable credits

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. View currently approved course-by-course equivalencies, this table will be updated as new courses are evaluated.

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.

Transferable equivalencies

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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

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    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
    • Religious studies**
    • History, U.S.
    • History, non-U.S.
    • Natural sciences/lab
    • Social sciences (six credits)

    *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.
    **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.

Participating community colleges

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

  • A-E

    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