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Graduate School

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

A graduate student matriculated in the Graduate School of another college or university who wishes to transfer to The University of Akron to continue graduate education must be in good standing at the other school.

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. 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 and must fall within the six-year time limit to complete degree requirements.
Credits transferred may come from a prior degree. Up to one-third of the total credits required for a master's degree may come from a prior or concurrent degree at The University of Akron. A University of Akron student who seeks to enroll in courses elsewhere for transfer of 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.

Transfer Credits (Doctoral Degree)

Up to 50 percent of the total credits above the baccalaureate required in a doctoral program may be transferred from accredited colleges or universities. Departments and colleges may set more restrictive limits. The credits must be relevant to the student's academic program as determined by the student's academic department and must fall within the 10-year time limit to complete degree requirements if beyond the master's degree. All credits transferred must be at the "A" or "B" level (4.00 to 3.00) in graduate courses.
Credits transferred may come from a prior degree. No more than thirty semester credits may be transferred from a single master's degree. Credits earned in prior or concurrent programs at The University of Akron shall be treated in the same manner as credits earned elsewhere. A Univeristy of Akron student who seeks to enroll in courses elsewhere for transfer credit here must receive prior approval.

A student seeking 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 the student's University of Akron grade point average.

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