Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits From Other Institutions

University Requirements

  • Courses requested for transfer must have been completed at a university that is accredited by one of the major regional accrediting agencies (see below).
  • Courses requested for transfer must have a grade of B or better.
  • Courses requested for transfer must have been completed within the last ten years.
  • Courses requested for transfer must be at the equivalent level of CSU’s regular courses at the 500 level or above.
  • Courses requested for transfer cannot have been used to fulfill requirements for a previously earned degree.
  • Courses requested for transfer must be equivalent to semester credit hours.
  • An official transcript showing the courses requested for transfer must be on file at the Graduate School.

NOTE: For students who are requesting to transfer courses from a foreign institution, the following information will also need to be submitted:

  • A written analysis from the student’s advisor or department head for the basis of the request, which includes:
    1.The CSU course equivalency to the transfer course(s) and how the advisor or department head came to that conclusion.
    2.An explanation on how the advisor or department head is familiar with the course(s) being requested for transfer.

Major Regional Accrediting Associations

Additional Notes

These courses will need to be listed on the student’s GS6 Program of Study form in order for them to be reviewed by the Graduate School.

If the courses requested for transfer are accepted by the Graduate School, these courses will not be included in the calculation of grade point averages.

If the courses requested for transfer are accepted by the Graduate School, these courses will only count towards the total credit requirements for the degree; they will not satisfy the 500 level and above coursework requirements.