Coursework completed at another institution may be evaluated by an academic program and accepted for credit toward a student's degree requirements at CGU. This kind of coursework is referred to as transfer credit because credit for these courses are transferred into CGU from another institution.
Coursework approved for transfer credit is documented on your transcript with a notation indicating the source of the transfer credit and the number of units for which you are credited. Individual courses and grades received are not recorded on your CGU transcript. Further, grades received for non-CGU or Claremont Colleges courses are not factored into your CGU record.
Source: Only graduate-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted as transfer credit. Courses offered by the Claremont Colleges are accepted only when enrollment is completed through CGU, or when a student is part of a university-approved accelerated Master’s program such as the 4+1 accelerated degree program with the Claremont Colleges.
Documentation: An official transcript from the institution where the coursework was completed must be submitted to CGU.
Accounting: Units at CGU are based upon semester units, requiring a conversion if the units earned are quarter units. One quater unit equals .667 semester units. Fractions are dismissed, since CGU uses only whole units.
36 quarter units convert to 24 semester units
6 quater units convert to 4 semester units
3 quarter units convert to 2 semester units
Achievement: Students must achieve a grade of B or better in any coursework accepted as transfer credit.
Completion Dates: Transfer credit may be granted for coursework completed before an individual becomes a student at CGU as well as for coursework taken while the individual is a CGU student.
Applicants: Transfer credit for coursework completed before an individual becomes a student at CGU is submitted and evaluated as part of the individual application process. Departments must complete the Transfer Credit Request Form, specifically identifying the courses for which transfer credit is to be granted.
Current Students: CGU students should obtain approval from the academic department prior to enrolling in courses outside of CGU. Upon completion of the course, a transcript is submitted to the academic department for review. Departments complete the Transfer Credit Request Form, attach the official transcript, and submit the package to the Registrar's Office for processing.
Age of Courses: Individual programs reserve the right to deny transfer credit for any and all coursework that may be considered old, dated, or no longer relevant to the discipline.
Important Note:Claremont Graduate University (CGU) reserves the right to require review by a foreign credentials evaluator of any coursework for which transfer credit is requested. Reasons for requiring an external evaluation include the absence of an official transcript that certifies regional accreditation or affiliation with a regionally accredited institution; the absence of credit hour standards at which the coursework was completed that would assist in calculating and substantiating the amount of transfer credit requested. In the event an external evaluation is required, CGU's preferred provider is World Education Services (www.wes.org).