Academic Advising for Transfers

Academic Advising for Transfers

General Transfer Information

Grade Requirements - Grades of C- or higher may transfer.

Community College - Credits transferred from a community college shall not exceed 60 credits.

Non-Accredited Institutions - To receive credit for work completed in a non-accredited college or university, students must first complete 24 semester credits with a C average (2.0) at UD. 

Advanced Credits - Students must earn 38 advanced hours to graduate, 30 of which must be earned at the University of Dallas.

Transfer Application Deadlines - Applications and required materials must be completed and submitted by the following dates:

Fall entry – August 1.

Spring entry – January 1.

Academic Advising for Transfer Credits/Dual Credit

The Core curriculum classes listed below are required for all undergraduate students at the University of Dallas. Standards for transfer credits are determined by department chairs. In many cases, a course syllabus and list of readings is required from the class being considered for transfer credit to determine possible transfer credit.  

Economics – Three hours required

An economics course in the principles of microeconomics or macroeconomics will transfer and satisfy the Core requirement.

English – 12 hours required

Six hours must be taken at UD (almost always Literary Tradition I & II. Literary Tradition courses are literature courses with a strong writing component, not composition courses).

The following courses may be considered for transfer credits for Literary Traditions III & IV:

  • Literature – Dramatic tragedy and comedy courses*
  • Literary – Novel courses

Fine Arts – Three hours required

The following are appropriate to transfer as fine art credit:

  • History of Art, Music or Theater
  • History of Art and Architecture*

Courses focused on the history of the arts rather than art appreciation are more likely to transfer.

History – 12 hours required

The following courses will usually transfer:

  • American History I, beginning to 1877
  • American History II, 1877 to present
  • Western Civilization I, beginning to Reformation period*
  • Western Civilization II, Reformation to Post-WWII

Language – Up to 12 hours required

Six hours of second-year language courses or the equivalent demonstrated by a placement exam, AP or IB credit required. To qualify for the second-year level, a student must do one of the following:

  • Take first-year language at UD
  • Place into the second-year course through a required placement exam

Languages offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Latin

Math – Three to four hours required

The following are appropriate to transfer in for math credit for all undergraduates:

  • Calculus (four-credit course)
  • Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries (emphasis on the development of mathematical thought and reasoning rather than demonstration of skills)
  • Statistics

Online math courses may be accepted for credit after the student has passed an exam administered at UD to verify the integrity of the online course.

College Algebra and Pre-Calculus are not accepted for transfer.

Philosophy – Nine hours required

Transfer credit for UD’s PHI 1301 Philosophy and the Ethical Life course entails having taken a course that includes Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics

Politics – Three hours required

UD’s Core includes a political philosophy course with readings from Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and other documents from the founding era. Because of its nature, a traditional US Government class does not typically count as a transfer equivalent. 

Science – Seven to eight hours required (including labs)

One biological science and one physical science, each with a lab, are required of all students and may be transferred.

The following are appropriate to transfer in as a biological science credit:

  • Non-majors biology course with an accompanying lab
  • General Biology I or II
  • Environmental Science

The following are appropriate to transfer in as a physical science credit:

  • Astronomy
  • General Chemistry
  • Non-majors physics or chemistry course with an accompanying lab
  • General Physics

Theology – Six hours required

Because of the unique content of UD Core theology courses, transfer students are advised to fulfill the theology requirement at the university. A scripture course, however, may be considered for THE 1310 Understanding the Bible.

The following subjects are not part of UD’s Core curriculum, but may still transfer. 

Business

The following are appropriate to transfer in for credit in the College of Business. They do not satisfy the undergraduate math requirement.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Finite Math

The BUS 1301 Business Foundation at UD is required of all business majors and is not accepted as transfer.

Psychology

Introductory psychology survey courses may transfer as General Psychology. The PSY 1311 Foundations of Psychology course at UD is required of all psychology majors and is not accepted as transfer.

*Classes typically taken while studying on the Rome campus. Students who choose participate in the Rome Program receive these transfer credits as elective credits. Students who choose not to participate in the Rome Program have the transfer credits applied to the Core requirements.