Office of the Provost

Academic Policies

Transfer Credits

Acceptance of transfer credit from approved institutions is often dependent on the pertinence of the work to the degree program being pursued. Coursework that lies outside the scope of the degree program is not necessarily applicable for degree credit. Transfer students should confer with their program of study departments at an early date to insure that no misunderstanding occurs with regard to the use of transfer credits in their degree plans.

Graduate transfer credits must be approved by the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and may be subject to the following restrictions:

  1. At least 30 graduate term credits (equivalent to 20 semester credits) of any master's degree program must be taken at Drexel.
  2. All transfer credits must have a grade of B or higher, and the student's overall average in all prior graduate work must be a minimum of B.
  3. Transfer graduate credit will not be taken unless it is within the general time limit of seven years prior to the receipt of a degree.

Students who take a course off-campus and who would like to have it approved should submit a syllabus to their Drexel advisor. If the course can be included in the plan of study, the student may take the course off-campus, and submit a copy of the transcript to the advisor once again for final approval. No credit will be allowed for correspondence or extension work.