Academic Catalog

Limitations on Credit Applicable Toward a Graduate Certificate

  • Generally, no more than 12 credits of 5000-level courses may be applied to any graduate certificate. Individual programs may set different limits.  
  • The number of SPU credit-by-examination courses that may be applied toward a graduate certificate are determined by the individual graduate program, but in no case may more than 6 such credits be applied. Only admitted students are eligible for the credit-by-examination option, and examinations may be taken only in quarters in which the student is enrolled at SPU. See additional information about credit-by-examination in this catalog. 
  • Generally, no credits earned at other universities can be transferred toward a specific graduate certificate program. Individual programs may accept transfer work.  
  • SPU does not award credit for prior learning, travel, life experience, or work experience.