As an Ambrosian, you will grow personally and professionally.

Whether you started a program that just wasn’t the right fit, or you’re now looking to finish what you started, St. Ambrose University offers you a supportive educational community and the knowledge and skills to take the next step in your career.

Our fully online programs are designed with your success in mind. Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty offer you a relevant education and a flexible schedule, so you can balance your studies with your busy life. Our students develop intellectually, socially, and spiritually, which enriches your life and the lives of others.

Learn more about our online undergraduate and graduate programs

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General Undergraduate College Transfer Guidelines

  • Completed 12 transferable credits of academic work from a fully accredited institution of higher education.
  • Maintained a minimum 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit transcripts from each higher education institution you have attended. If you have fewer than 12 transferable credits, we will base admission on your high school GPA and test scores.

How Many Transfer Credits Does SAU Accept?

When you enroll in any of our online bachelor degree programs, a maximum of 90 semester credits may be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions, credit by exams, military credit, and experiential learning credits.


Four Year Colleges & Universities Up to 90 Credit Hours
Two Year Institutions & Community Colleges Up to 64 Credit Hours



MBA Up to 9 graduate level credit hours
Master of Public Health Reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Associate of Applied Science Degree

If you have an Associate of Applied Science degree, consider applying for St. Ambrose’s online Bachelor of Applied Management Studies (BAMS). With this program, you can transfer all 60 hours of your AAS degree toward a BAMS degree.