Graduate School: Transfer of Graduate Credit
With the approval of the associate provost, a maximum of nine credit hours may be transferred to a master's degree program from an accredited institution if they are acceptable for graduate degree credit in the source institution. (Consult the individual graduate program for details as some allow less than nine hours of transfer credit.) However, credits or courses used to satisfy the requirements of any other degree cannot be applied to the fulfillment of a subsequent degree in the Graduate School.
Only those courses graded 'B' or better are eligible for transfer. No credits transferred from another institution may be applied to a master's degree if they were earned in courses that began more than five years before the date that will appear on the degree.
Graduate credits earned through distance learning will be considered transfer, subject to the same criteria as traditional courses with respect to quality, relevance, and timeliness as well as the accreditation of the source institution.
Normally credits should be transferred at the time of the applicant's original acceptance into a graduate program so they may be integrated into the planning of a program. If transfer credit is not accomplished at that time, a request for a later transfer may be denied.
To transfer graduate credits taken at another university during the time of a student's graduate work at the University of Portland requires written authorization before such work is taken.
The process for the transfer of credit involves the student requesting an official transcript be sent to the Graduate School office from the source institution and the student must also submit a completed Application for Transfer of Graduate Credit form.
Where the University of Portland graduate program has a special accreditation, the source institution may be required to have the same or an equivalent accreditation.
MBA students who qualify for admission may transfer more than nine hours of graduate credit under provisions of the Jesuit Education in Business Network (JEBNET); a network of 30 universities nation-wide which provides students the ability to transfer credits and complete their MBA at another university.