Graduate Transfer Credits

The University is not obligated to accept any courses for transfer credit.  However, provided the student meets the residency requirement, the graduate program coordinator and/or department chair may recommend up to 40% of the required credit hours for a degree program be transferred into a program of study at North Carolina A&T State University, subject to approval by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.    The credits may be transferred from another program at A&T or from another accredited/approved university. Limitations on transfer credit are as follows: 

  1. For a course to be transferred, it must have been earned at a regionally accredited, or otherwise approved, university with a grade of “B” or higher (“B-” is not equivalent to a “B”.).  Courses that have been graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis will not be accepted for transfer.
    Although the credit for a course may transfer, the grade will not be used to calculate the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at North Carolina A&T State University except when the course is a consortium course. The number of semester credit hours transferred from courses taken in a quarter system will be two-thirds of the quarter hours. 
  2. Credit hours transferred may not have been used to fulfill requirements of any previous degree program.  However, subject to approval by the academic department and the School of Graduate Studies,
    • up to 24 credit hours of graded course work from a previous master’s degree may be approved for transfer credit towards a doctoral program;
    • up to 12 credit hours of graded course work may be approved for shared credit between dual or double degree masters programs as described in a separate policy governing such programs;
    • up to 12 credit hours of graded course work may be approved for shared credit between a bachelors program and a master’s program in an accelerated bachelors-masters program as described in a separate policy governing such programs. 
  3. With the approval of the academic department and the School of Graduate Studies, any number of credit hours from previous certificate program(s) may be transferred into a master’s program provided the student meets residence requirements.  Transfer of credit hours into a doctoral program will be limited to 40% of the total degree requirements. 
  4. A maximum of 12 credit hours taken while a student is in Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) status may be transferred into a degree program. 
  5. If the courses being transferred are from another institution, the request must include an official copy of the transcript and published course descriptions along with the request.
  6. Transferred courses must be graduate-level courses relevant to the graduate degree being sought.  Each graduate program will recommend transfer credits based on an evaluation of the course description, reputation of the awarding institution and whether the course was taken recently.  Courses older than five years will normally not be accepted for transfer credit.