We accept graduate credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions under certain conditions.


Official College Transcript

An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution must be submitted directly from the institution to:


ATTN: Office of Admission
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670


Credit Transfer

A graduate program director or designee may accept up to 25% of related credit hours toward a degree.

A minimum “B” grade is required for each transfer. A maximum of two pass/fail grades may be accepted. A passing grade is equivalent to a grade of “B” or above.


Correspondence Courses

We do not accept correspondence course credit.


Old Course Credit

Graduate credits older than seven years is accepted at the department chair’s discretion.



Grades for credits transferred from another college are not included in the calculation of your GPA at the Mount.


Other Limitations

Students should consult with their graduate program director or chairperson for other limitations on transfer credit.


Save Time and Money

Begin the first three years of your undergraduate studies at Mount St. Joseph University with our 3+3 accelerated programs:

  • Under the 3+3 accelerated dual degree programs, Mount St. Joseph students can start law school a year early, putting them on track to earn both a BA and JD in just six years.
  • The fourth and fifth years (and sixth if you choose the 3+3 program with summers off) will be at the University of Dayton School of Law or University of Cincinnati
  • Finish your Bachelor’s and J.D. in 5 years
    First-year law classes can count toward both: finishing your college degree while also receiving credit toward the completion of your law degree. The first year of law school meets the undergrate electives required for a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Earn a Bachelor’s and law degree in 5 years (instead of the 7). Another pathway is to take summers off, follow the 3+3 option and earn your Bachelor’s and law degree one year sooner.
  • Finishing sooner allows tuition and living expense savings, as well can head start on entering the job market.