Credits Earned Prior to Admissions

Dougherty Family College is based on an academic cohort model allowing students to take classes together and receive intensive mentoring and other academic and social support. The courses in the curriculum were selected to provide graduates of Dougherty Family College with a pathway to four-year degree programs at St. Thomas and other colleges and universities.

Students who have previously earned credits during high school (e.g., AP, IB, CIS, PSEO) will be required to decline those credits for equivalent courses that are offered in the curriculum for the Associate of Arts Degree. All other credits for non-equivalent courses will be treated as elective credits at Dougherty Family College.