In some instances, work done in other institutions may be counted toward the degree or certificate. Please see Summary of Certificate Requirements, Summary of Master’s Requirements, and Summary of Doctoral Requirements for transfer credit information specific to the type of graduate program.

If transfer credit is to be considered, the following stipulations must be present:

  • All credit offered in transfer must have been taken at an accredited graduate school and not have been used to complete the requirements for a degree.
  • All credit to be transferred must fall within the time limit for the degree/certificate.
  • The student must have earned a grade of B (3.0) or better on all transfer credit. In a four-letter grading system, only credit earned with either of the top two grades is transferable.
    The transfer of credit where a grade of P or its equivalent is received in a two- or three-letter grading system (such as P-F, S-U, or H-P-F) reduces hour for hour the number of C grades earned that may count toward the minimum requirements for the degree/certificate.
  • The credit must be recorded on an official transcript placed on file with The Graduate School.
  • It must be approved both by the student’s major department and by the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School.
  • It must be necessary to meet specific degree/certificate requirements.
  • Hours only, not grades, may be transferred from other institutions. Quarter-hours do not transfer as semester hours. A fraction of an hour of credit will not be transferred. See sample below:

2 quarter hours transfer as 1 semester hour.
3-4 quarter hours transfer as 2 semester hours.
5 quarter hours transfer as 3 semester hours.
6-7 quarter hours transfer as 4 semester hours.
8 quarter hours transfer as 5 semester hours.
9-10 quarter hours transfer as 6 semester hours.