Saint Leo Education Centers are happy to work with you to make
sure you get credit for work you’ve already done.
Need to transfer credits from other universities you’ve
attended? Our academic advisors evaluate your transcripts and match
credits with a Saint Leo program that’s right for you.
Coursework qualifying as academic credit should be from a
regionally accredited post-secondary institution, and must not be
vocational or remedial in nature.
Saint Leo University recognizes non-traditional transfer credit
earned or validated through the methods listed below.
The University recognizes the following standardized
examinations at the credit levels recommended by the respective
In most cases, transfer credit is granted in accordance with
scores recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE).
However, there are specific exceptions where the University
requires a higher score than the recommended score in order to
fulfill degree requirements. Students should meet with their
academic advisor prior to taking any standardized tests.
The maximum limit on standardized examination transfer credit is
40 semester hours. Examinations and minimum scores acceptable for
credit are subject to change.
Military Service Courses & Training
Credit for military courses and training may be granted, based
on formal evaluation by the Registrar and by recommendations
published by ACE. The maximum limit upon this category of
transcript credit is 39 semester hours.
To receive credit for military training, you must prepare the
following for your application:
Police Training Experience
Credit for training may be granted based upon individual
evaluations of official training center certificates and/or
transcripts. A maximum of 21 semester hours of transfer credit for
training and police courses may be awarded if not duplicated
elsewhere. State and training center certificates must be presented
for evaluation. Courses of less than 40 contact hours will not be
considered for credit.
Nursing School Credit
Credit may be awarded for nursing training when verified by a
copy of license and transcript of training courses and hours
attended unless duplicated elsewhere. A maximum of 60 semester
hours for a RN license and 30 semester hours for the LPN license
may be awarded.
Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction
The University recognizes credit recommendations established by
ACE and published in The National Guide to Educational Credit for
Training Programs. Credit is also recognized from the Directory of
the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction,
conducted by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of
New York. A maximum of 33 hours may be awarded.
McDonald's Corporate Education Alliance
Earn college credit for courses you've taken through Hamburger
University. Learn how to apply McDonald's
management training toward your Saint Leo degree.