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Transfer Policies

Acceptance of course credits earned elsewhere for credit toward degree requirements is at the sole discretion of Marymount University. Marymount University grants transfer credit for graduate courses when

  • a grade of B or better was earned in the particular course or courses and an official transcript showing proof of grade(s) is submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions or the Office of the Registrar (courses may not be taken pass/fail);
  • course credit was granted by an institution of higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency or by an institution that is recognized as a "Candidate for Accreditation" by a regional accrediting agency;
  • the content of the applicable graduate course or courses can be determined;
  • the course or courses are applicable to the student’s intended graduate degree program as a requirement or an elective;
  • the content of the course can be deemed relevant and current;
  • written approval is obtained from both the student's program chair and associate dean (forms for this purpose are available in each school office and in the Office of the Registrar); and
  • a final official transcript is submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Students transferring credits from another institution in the semester in which they apply to graduate must submit final official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar no later than 30 days after degrees are conferred for that semester.

If a student is approved to transfer a course from a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the course cannot be changed to consortium credit after the consortium registration deadline.

A maximum of 12 semester credits may be accepted in transfer to most graduate programs at Marymount; however, some programs may restrict the number of credits that a student is allowed to transfer. Students should refer to the appropriate program section of this catalog for information about the requirements or restrictions for their respective program. Courses taken at Marymount through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area are not counted toward the maximum transfer credits allowed within a program.

Students enrolling at Marymount University receive credit for courses transferred. Grades for the transferred courses do not transfer, nor do they have any effect on a student’s grade point average in their graduate program at Marymount.