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Transfer of Credit

It is strongly encouraged that students who wish to have graduate credits transferred should apply during their first semester in attendance as a matriculated graduate student at Lehman using the Application for Transfer of Graduate Credit form available in the Office of Graduate Studies (Shuster Hall, Room 279). All credits to be applied toward a Lehman College master's degree are subject to the approval of the academic graduate adviser (or department chair) from the student's academic program and the Office of Graduate Studies. Transfer credits must conform to the regulations for the program and the curriculum in which the student is matriculated.

The following courses are eligible for transfer:

  • Graduate courses taken within the last five years at other accredited colleges where no degree has been awarded. (12 credits maximum)
  • Graduate courses taken within the last five years at Lehman College as a non-degree student. (12 credits maximum)
  • Courses applied within the last five years toward a previously awarded and accredited graduate degree. (6 credits maximum)
  • Graduate courses taken within the last five years at Lehman College as an approved student. (12 credits)

The following transfer credit regulations apply to all matriculated Lehman College graduate students:

  • With appropriate permission, a maximum of 12 credits in total may be transferred toward a Lehman master's degree
  • Only six 6 credits counted toward a previously awarded master's degree are eligible for transfer.
  • Courses must be graduate-level and must be taken at accredited institutions offering master's degree programs.
  • Grades of B or better in courses taken outside of Lehman College are required for eligibility.
  • Courses taken more than five years prior to matriculation at Lehman will not be considered for transfer.
  • Capstone clinical experiences such as student teaching, internship, or practicum in education, theses, and other, culminating master's degree projects taken at Lehman College or at institutions outside of Lehman are not considered for transfer to Lehman College master's degree programs.
  • Students matriculated in Social Work may request transfer credits only toward the special topics/elective requirement.

When students have taken more than 12 credits prior to matriculation, Lehman College courses will be given priority, provided they meet the College's requirements.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OR EXTENSION PROGRAM

Transferring credits from/into an advanced certificate or extension program are subject to: the approval of the academic graduate advisor and Office of Graduate Studies, the regulations of the Lehman program in which the student is matriculated, and the guidelines of the College's Residency Requirement.

The following additional limitations apply:

  • Courses must be graduate-level and must be taken at accredited institutions offering master's degree programs.
  • Grades of B or better in courses taken outside of Lehman College are required for eligibility.
  • Courses taken five years or more prior to matriculation at Lehman are not considered for transfer.

NOTE: Students who have completed nine (9) or more credits prior to matriculation at Lehman, seek a second master's degree, or wish to apply their advanced certificate towards a master's degree are advised to fill out the application for matriculation at the earliest possible date.

Last modified: 8/4/2015