Transfer Credits/courses to other University

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You can change your University after completing a semester.

Most of the Universities allow transfer of credit from one University to other. But there are some requirements:

  • Only credit hours associated with graduate courses for which a grade of B or better were obtained may be eligible for transfer.
  • A copy of the catalog description of the course and an official transcript showing completion of the course(s) and the grade received in the course(s) must be submitted with the plan of study.
  • For transfer of credits, students should refer to the general policies of the University's Graduate School. No more than 6/9(some universities allow 6 and some are OK with 9) credits towards the Master of Science in Engineering may be earned at another university.
  • Credit must have been granted by a regionally accredited, U.S. institution or foreign university.
  • The credit must not have been used to satisfy the requirements for any other degree.
  • You must furnish an official transcript to the Graduate Records Office.

These are most common requirements and may vary with Universities.

According to University of Maryland (Mechanical Engg Dept.)

Transfer of Credit:

All graduate study credits offered as transfer credit must meet the following criteria:
  1. No more than six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from another institution, unless the program has special approval by the Graduate Council. When changing programs within UMCP, the

    student may request the inclusion of credits earned at UMCP. When moving from non-degree to degree-seeking status, however, Advanced Special Students may not include more than six (6) credits.

  2. The advisor and Director of Graduate Studies will need to certify that any courses listed are applicable to the student's program and, for non-UMCP courses, that the courses have been re-validated.
  3. Credit must have been granted by a regionally accredited, U.S. institution or foreign university. If the latter, evaluation by International Educational Services and the Graduate School is required.
  4. The courses must be at the graduate level and have been taken for graduate credit at the original institution.
  5. The student must have earned a grade of "B" or better in the course and have a "B" or better average on all the graduate course work taken at the institution from which the transfer is requested.
  6. The credit must not have been used to satisfy the requirements for any other degree.
  7. The student must furnish an official transcript to the Graduate Records Office.
  8. Transfer work satisfies only the 400-level requirements for the master's degree and does not apply to the upper-level requirements.
  9. The transfer course work must have been taken within seven years of the award of UMCP's master's degree for which the student is currently enrolled. All other course work must be taken within five years of the master's degree.

According to Michigan State University (CS dept)

Source: www.graduateshotline.com

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