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Transfer Credit

Owner: Enrollment Services

URL: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Owner: Vice Provost for Student Affairs

URL: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/Transfer Credit

 

Students may apply for transfer credit upon acceptance at Teachers College.  Transfer credit is based on graduate coursework completed at another institution  prior to enrolling at Teachers College that is then applied toward a Teachers College degree. 

Eligibility for transfer credit depends on the student’s Teachers College program:

Program

Maximum possible transfer credits

Certificate/Advanced Certificate

None

Master of Arts

None

Master of Science program requiring fewer than 60 credits

None

Master of Science program requiring 60 credits or more.

30

Doctor of Philosophy

30; 45 for graduate work completed at another Columbia University school.

Doctor of Education

45

Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of an Academic Subject

45

Transfer credit may be awarded only for graduate courses that have been

(1) completed with grades of B or higher,

(2) submitted on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution,

(3) granted/assigned graduate credit on the transcript of that institution,

(4) not applied toward a baccalaureate degree, and

(5) completed prior to enrollment at Teachers College. 

 

For educational institutions outside of the United States or Canada, a course-by course evaluation is required by World Education Services (WES) as per the policy on admission.  

 

Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the Transfer Credit Coordinator and the student's faculty advisor.

For more information please refer to the "Degree Requirements" section of the Catalog, visit the  transfer credit website , or e-mail the Transfer Credit Coordinator at TCTransfer@tc.edu.

Responsible office:   Enrollment Services 

Updated:  March 2018