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Transferring Credits

Did you know it is free to apply as a Community College Transfer Applicant? Start the Common Application today and your application fee will automatically be waived.

Santa Clara is on the quarter system. Transfer students are allowed to transfer up to half of the total number of units required for their specific degree. Transfer coursework must be completed at an accredited institution.

Santa Clara follows University of California guidelines on transferable courses, with some exceptions.

For information about transferable courses, visit Transfer credit evaluations for individual students are completed after admission to SCU. Students attending one of the local community colleges may refer to the Undergraduate Transfer Credit guide to assist them in creating their transfer plans to SCU. 

Academic Division Minimum number of units required for graduation Maximum transferable quarter units Maximum transferable semester unit equivalency
College of Arts and Sciences 175 87.5 58.33
Engineering Physics 193 96.5 64.33
Leavey School of Business 175 87.5 58.33
School of Engineering:      
Bioengineering 191 95.5 63.66
Computer Science & Engineering and General Engineering 189 94.5 63
Civil Engineering 195 97.5 65
Electrical Engineering 190 95 63.33
Mechanical Engineering 192 96 64
Web Design and Engineering 175 87.5 58.33