Transfer of Credit

Transfer Credits -Master's degree

Up to one-third of the total credits required for a master's degree may be transferred from an accredited college or university, including The University of Akron. Departments and colleges may set more restrictive limits. All transfer credit must be at the "A" or "B" level (4.00 to 3.00) in graduate courses. The credits must be relevant to the student's program as determined by the student's academic department. A University of Akron student who seeks to enroll in courses elsewhere for transfer credit here must receive prior approval.

A student seeking to transfer credit must have full admission and be in good standing at The University of Akron and at the school at which the credits were earned. Transfer credit shall not be recorded until a student has completed 12 semester credits at The University of Akron with a grade-point average of 3.00 or better. Transfer credit from other institutions shall not be computed is part of a student's University of Akron grade point average.

Individual course transfer of credit must fall within the six-year time limit to complete degree requirements. A block transfer of credit may be requested if a student has a prior graduate degree from an accredited college or university, including The University of Akron. A block transfer of credit does not apply toward the student's six-year time limit to complete the degree.

Transfer Credits - Doctoral degree

Up to one-half of the total credits above the baccalaureate required in a doctoral program may be transferred from an accredited college or university, including The University of Akron. Departments and colleges may set more restrictive limits. All
transfer credit must be at the "A" or "B" level (4.00 to 3.00) in graduate courses. The credits must be relevant to the student's academic program as determined by the student's academic department. A University of Akron student who seeks to
enroll in courses elsewhere for transfer credit here must receive prior approval. A student seeking to transfer credit must have full admission and be in good standing at The University of Akron and at the school at which the credits were earned.
Transfer credit shall not be recorded until a student has completed 12 semester credits at The University of Akron with a grade-point average of 3.00 or better. Transfer credits from other institutions shall not be computed as part of a student's University of Akron grade point average.

Individual course transfer or credit must fall within the ten-year time limit to complete degree requirements. A block transfer of credit may be requested if a student holds a prior graduate degree from an accredited college or university, including
The University of Akron. No more than 30 semester credits may be transferred from a single master's degree. A block transfer of credit does not apply toward the student's ten-year time limit to complete the degree. 

International Transfer Credits

Transfer credit from foreign institutions is awarded at the discretion of the academic department with the final approval from the Graduate School. Transfer course work is only accepted from institutions that are recognized by the institution's governing academic body (i.e. Ministry of Education). The student must have earned a minimum of a "B" (or its equivalent) to be eligible for transfer credit.