Transferring from Alamo Colleges to St. Mary’s

We want to make your transition from Alamo Colleges to St. Mary’s go smoothly. We typically accept transfer credits if you have earned at least a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all academic work
  • Good standing at the Alamo Colleges

Applicants with a 2.0-2.49 GPA may be considered for probationary admission. Developmental or technical coursework is not considered as part of your GPA, so please speak with us to determine your eligibility. Meeting the GPA requirements does not guarantee admission; we consider every application on a case-by-case basis.

Alamo College Transfer Credits

You’ll need to choose a major or degree program to determine which credits will transfer. We accept a maximum of 66 transfer credit hours in lower-division (1000 and 2000 level) general education and specific field of study curriculum courses from the Alamo Colleges.

St. Mary’s CoreHoursRequirementsAlamo Courses
Freshman Composition I3Rhetoric and CompositionENGL 1301
Literature3Any 23XX Literature CourseAny ENGL 23XX Literature Course
History3Any History 1XXX, 2XXX, or 3XXX CourseAny HIST 13XX or 23XX
Social Science6Introductory Macroeconomic Theory, Introductory Microeconomic TheoryECON 2301, ECON 2303
Mathematics3Finite MathematicsMATH 1324
Natural or Physical Science3Any science 1XXX Level CourseAny science course from the following: ASTR, ASTRO, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS
Fine Arts3Any Art, Music, or Drama 1XXX, 2XXX, or 3XXX Level CourseAny Fine Arts course from the following: ART(S), MUSI, DRAM courses
Foreign Language – only required for Finance & Risk Management, Management, and Marketing majors6This requirement is satisfied through one of five ways: (1) One 3-hour course in any language at the 3000 level or above, with a grade of B or better; (2) Two courses (1311 and 1312) in a language not previously studied; (3) Two courses (2311 and 2312) in a language previously studied at the high school or college level; (4) Qualifying scores on an AP or CLEP exam, or both the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams; (5) US Business in an Interdependent World (IB 3321) will meet 3 of the 6 hours required. The remaining 3 hours will be met by a foreign language class or through other options.
Philosophy6Intro to Philosophy, Foundation of EthicsPHIL 1301, PHIL 2306
Theology6Theology courses from other Catholic universities may be transferable with the approval of the Theology Department
Alamo Colleges to St. Mary’s Core Transfer Equivalents

Additional Resources

We invite you to take a closer look at St. Mary’s by visiting campus. Let us know what program you’re interested in, and we can personalize your visit. Tour the campus, meet with faculty, attend classes, and meet with members of our admission and financial aid staff to help determine whether St. Mary’s is the right fit. Contact the Office of Admissions at 210-436-3126 or 800-367-7868 to schedule your tour.

  • Questions?

    Our transfer coordinator can help you determine which classes will transfer.

    Andrew Agueros
    Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

    Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower
    Text us: 210-526-0796
    Call us: 210-436-3126

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