What is Credit Transfer?
The term credit transfer simply means getting credit for courses completed at one institution or in one program, when switching to another. Courses taken in one program can be transferred to the same program at another institution, or to a different program at either the same institution or a new one.
Types of Credit Transfer
– Course Transfer
Transferring courses from one institution to another or taking a course at a different institution that will transfer back to your current institution.
How Credit Transfer Works
The value of your credit transfer depends on how similar your courses are to the ones at the new institution and / or how the courses you’ve taken fit in with the requirements of the new program.
There are also several factors that institutions consider when granting a credit transfer, including whether you have met the grade requirements for a course or achieved minimum GPA for a program, as well as how long ago you completed a course or program. Colleges and universities also have something called residency policies, which require you to complete a certain percentage of a program at their institution in order to receive your credential there.