Graduate Transfer Credit Policy

Sponsor:

School for Graduate Studies

Contact:

Director of Graduate Student Services

Category:

Graduate Studies

Number:

310.010

Effective Date:

2012/07/01

Review Date:

2012/09/01

Implementation History:

July, 2011

Keywords:

Graduate, transfer, seven years old, transcript

Background Information:

Purpose

To define requirements for the acceptance of graduate transfer credit.

Definitions

Statements

Students may transfer up to 9 credits into master’s programs and up to 3 credits into advanced certificate programs . To be eligible for consideration, these credits must be:

  • graduate level;
  • from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • a final grade of B or better;
  • related to the student’s program/content area; and
  • no more than seven years old at the time of the student’s admission to the graduate program.

A student begins the transfer request process by having an official transcript and course syllabus of all credit he/she wishes to be considered sent to the School for Graduate Studies: :

  • For master’s programs that require a formal degree program (DP), the student discusses transfer credit during degree planning with his/her advisor. Proposed transfer credit is listed on the DP.
  • For master’s programs that do not require a DP, the student discusses transfer credit with his/her advisor. Proposed transfer credit is listed on the appropriate transfer credit request form.
  • For advanced certificate programs, the student discusses transfer credit with his/her advisor. Proposed transfer credit is listed on the appropriate transfer credit request form.

An appeal to a decision not to accept transfer credit may be made, in writing, to the dean of the School for Graduate Studies, or designee, at Graduate_Dean’s.Office@esc.edu. If this is unsuccessful, final appeal may be made, in writing, to the provost/vice president for academic affairs, or designee.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

Graduate Evaluation and Grading Policy ; Cross Registration Policy and Procedures