St. Timothy’s operates primarily as a senior college. General studies courses that are typically completed during the first two years of college are generally not offered at STTCS. Therefore, students desiring to earn an undergraduate degree at STTCS are normally required to transfer at least 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent. Thirty-six of these hours must be in the disciplines of:

  • Communications and Fine Arts – 2 courses
  • Foreign Language – 2 courses
  • History – 1 course
  • Literature – 1 course
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences – 3 courses with 1 lab included
  • Physical Education – 1 course
  • Social Sciences, Philosophy and Religion – 2 courses

Students lacking these prerequisite credit hours may be able to fulfill them through our partnering educational programs or other colleges and universities.

STTCS has an “Open Enrollment” policy. Prospective students may apply anytime, and upon acceptance will be matriculated and eligible to register for courses in the next term or may start their classes asynchronously.

Every student is required to complete the introductory course, IC 100: How to Succeed at St. Timothy’s, before beginning any degree course work. This course is provided free of charge to enrolled students.

Transfer of Credit

Transfer credit may be given for courses from other recognized institutions with demonstrated quality, comparability, appropriateness, and applicability to those of STTCS regardless of accreditation. Courses with grades below C (or a grade-point below 2.0 on 4.0 scale) are not transferable. Transfer credits do not affect G.P.A. STTCS’s makes transfer decisions consistent with the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) guidelines. Students lacking prerequisite credit hours may be able to fulfil these hours at STTCS’s through our partnering institutes or other colleges and universities recognized by STTCS.

Students transfer credit earned at a non-accredited institution will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis consistent with this statement. Transfer of credit may be validated by the following means:

  • Demonstration of achievement by means of comprehensive examinations.
  • Review of syllabi, faculty credentials, grading standards, and other relevant learning resources at the sending institution.
  • Analysis of historic experience regarding the success of transfers from the sending institution.
  • Successful completion of a prescribed amount of study at STTCS

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from outside the United States or non-English speaking countries may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). A score of 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 80 on the Internet-based exam is required.

For more information go to or write to:

Educational Testing Service
Princeton, New Jersey USA 08540

Application Packet