Intent to Take a Course in Transfer

Follow this procedure if the transfer courses you wish to take meet the following criteria

  • WILL NOT fall within your last 30 credit hours prior to graduation with a bachelor degree (or 15 for associate degree)
  • ARE NOT courses intended to meet requirements within your major

Step One: Visit to find out how courses from a variety of institutions will transfer to Marian University. Not all institutions and courses have been reviewed. The database is updated regularly with new information. This information is a general guide and not a comprehensive list of all transferable courses.

Are the courses you wish to take listed on the TES site?

Step Two: Check the schedule at the institution that you will be attending to make sure that the course is being offered during the semester in which you want to take it and at a time that will work for you. If so, complete the Intent to Take a Course in Transfer form and return it to the Office of the Registrar to be filed. No formal approval is required. Please do not submit a course for approval unless you are reasonably sure that you will take the course.

Step Three: After you have completed the course and a final grade has been recorded, request that an official transcript be sent to Marian University electronically or by mail. Official transcripts may also be hand-delivered if they remain in the original sealed envelope from the issuing college or university. Transcripts that have been opened can not be accepted. Failure to have a final official transcript sent to Marian University within three months of course completion may result in the course no longer being accepted for credit. Please note that only courses with a final grade of C- or better will be accepted in transfer. Nursing students must check with the School of Nursing to find out if they will require a higher grade such as a C or C+.

If you have questions about transfer course approval, please contact Maryann Bonner at 317.955.6053 or

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