Petition to Transfer Credits

Need advising on transferring credits from a community college or other university? Your advisor or the Undergraduate Admissions department can help.

How to Petition to Transfer Credit:

  • Current students who are looking to transfer credits to the University of San Diego should access the "Transfer Credit Processing" section of their "MyAcademic" tabs of the MySanDiego portal.
  • In the portal, students will be able to search for course equivalencies based on institutions and USD course number.

Transfer Requirements

  • Courses taken as Pass/Fail are not accepted
  • Any transferred course must be passed with a grade of C- or higher
The following changes to the transfer of credit policy will be in effect during the Fall 2020 semester:
  • Online courses taken in Fall 2020 by students who are on an approved leave of absence from the university may be accepted for transfer of credit when they return to USD. 
  • Full-time, continuing students may transfer online courses from colleges and universities in San Diego County or their county of residence. In extenuating circumstances, courses from other schools may be approved by the Dean's Office.

Some tips

  • A transfer course is much more likely to be approved if there is a "reasonable parallel" to a course in the current department at USD.
  • To transfer credit from any international or study abroad program, whether affiliated or non-affiliated, please meet with an International Studies Abroad advisor in Serra 315.
  • To arrange transfer credit from a course you plan to take at a college or university in the United States, login to your MySanDiego account. Under the Torero Hub Tab, click on My Academics.
  • Keep in mind USD's residence requirement, which stipulates that you must take your final 30 units at USD, unless you have a waiver from your dean.

NOTE: that USD does not accept transfer credit for online courses.

Here are additional resources for transferring credits to specific programs: