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Transfer Credit Policies and Resources

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Over 50% of undergraduate students at Roosevelt transferred from both regional and national, two-year and four-year colleges


Roosevelt has a generous transfer credit policy and is one of Chicago's best colleges to transfer to.  Transfer credit is accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Prospective and newly admitted students may receive unofficial guidance from an admission counselor regarding transfer credit that may be applied to a degree program upon admission to the university.

  • From a two-year accredited institution, students can transfer up to 66 semester hours
  • From a four-year accredited institution, students can transfer up to 90 semester hours

Once a student is admitted, an official credit evaluation is completed by the Office of the Registrar. This evaluation is provided to the student and placed in the student’s permanent academic record. 

Please note: credit is not given for developmental, technical, college-level ELP, vocational, life experience, library use, orientation, study skills, career counseling, proficiency, or most physical education courses.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Roosevelt University will grant academic credit  for any AP examination passed with a grade of 3 or higher, up to a limit of 30 credit hours. Students who complete AP exams through their high school must send official score reports to Roosevelt for evaluation. 

Credits are evaluated in all subjects as follows:

Score of 3 (out of 5): students earn 3 college credits in that subject

Score of 4 or 5: students earn 6 college credits in that subject with the exception of English composition, mathematics and psychology.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Roosevelt University welcomes applications from International Baccalaureate students. Students may submit an International Baccalaureate diploma or course work in individual subjects for credit toward graduation. Students can only earn college credit by taking higher level examinations and earning appropriate scores as follows:

Score of 5 (out of 7): Students earn 3 college credits in that subject

Score of 6 or 7: Students earn 6 college credits in that subject. 

Transfer Credit Guides

Dual-Degree Programs

Roosevelt University offers dual-degree program options in conjunction with a variety of area institutions. Learn more about these programs and the benefits of completing a dual-degree program.  

Transfer Fridays

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. most Fridays*
Chicago & Schaumburg Campuses

  • Meet with an admission counselor to discuss your educational interests and goals.
  • Have your transcripts reviewed and find out what credit will be accepted by Roosevelt.
  • Be considered for "on the spot admission" (all official transcripts are required).
  • Tour the campus and learn about academic and student life.  Tours offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Chicago and 10 a.m. in Schaumburg.
  • Discuss how to finance your education and transfer scholarships.

No advance registration or appointment is necessary.  Please arrive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Office of Admission:

Chicago Campus
425 S. Wabash Ave.
Room 116
Chicago, IL  60605

Schaumburg Campus
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Room 125
Schaumburg, IL  60173 

For more information, call 877-277-5978 or email  If you are unable to join us on a Friday, we welcome you on a day that is convenient for you.  Contact us to schedule an appointment.

*Transfer Fridays are not available on the following Fridays:
May 23, 2014
July 4, 2014
November 28, 2014
December 26, 2014