What you’ll get credit for

  • Any university level (for example, UC or CSU transferable) course from a regionally accredited college or university earned with a C- or higher will transfer to USF.
  • Remedial or vocational courses, graduate coursework, or non-university level courses are not transferable to USF.
  • There is no limit to the total number of credits that can be transferred in; however, all students must take at least one course in each Core Curriculum area (your transfer credit will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy Core Curriculum). Transfer credit may double count with a core curriculum and/or Cultural Diversity requirement and/ or a major requirement. Student's must also complete 44 semester units at USF to satisfy the minimum residency requirement.
  • Once you’ve been admitted to USF, you’ll receive a degree evaluation that shows how your previous coursework has transferred to USF and which requirements you’ve already satisfied. You will also consult with a faculty advisor so that you know exactly how many remaining credits you’ll need to earn at USF for your degree.
  • Unless you are a nursing or engineering major, no specific coursework is required to transfer to the University of San Francisco. However, we recommend taking classes that meet USF’s Core Curriculum requirements.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

The IGETC is not required for admission to the University of San Francisco. However, if you have completed the IGETC, USF will waive all of our Core Curriculum requirements except for:

  • Area A1: Public Speaking
  • Area A2: Rhetoric and Composition (must be completed at USF)
  • Area D1: Philosophy
  • Area D2: Theology
  • Area D3: Ethics
  • Community-Engaged Learning (must be completed at USF)
  • Foreign Language (if applicable)


You can earn college credit for qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Learn more about AP/IB/College credit.

In order to receive credit from examinations, you need to have official scores sent to USF from the testing agency directly.

By Email or Electronic Delivery:

By Mail:
Office of Admission
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Transferable Course Agreements

USF has articulation agreements with more than 60 two-year colleges across California and Seattle, WA. See if your courses meet USF's Core Curriculum graduation requirements.

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Transfer Credit Evaluator

See which courses you can transfer and how they’ll apply to certain degrees at USF. This evaluation is unofficial, but it will help you estimate your time on campus.

International students: This tool only evaluates credit from U.S.-based institutions. For more information about transferring credit from international schools, please contact international@usfca.edu.

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Transfer Admission

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