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Transfer of Credit and Credit Equivalencies: Graduate Students

Owner: Academic Dean's Office

Pertains to: Graduate students

Description: Hamline University has adopted the following policy on transfer of credit/credit equivalencies for graduate students.

Details:

Transfer of Credit

Credit may be transferred onto a student’s graduate degree transcript from Hamline’s Graduate Continuing Studies program and from other accredited institutions subject to certain limitations. Grade points are not transferable to Hamline. In other words, approved transfer credit will not affect the Hamline GPA. All transfer credit must be earned at regionally accredited institutions.

Students may apply for credit transfer with the assistance of their advisor. The Application for Transfer Credit form is available from each program office. Official sealed transcripts, mailed directly from the other institution to the program office, are required to support transfer credit application. The program office, in conjunction with the registrar determines the eligibility of transfer-of-credit requests, which may be submitted once a student is advanced to candidacy. Transcripts and other documents submitted from other institutions or agencies are the property of Hamline University and will not be reissued to applicants, students, alumni, or any other party.

The chart below outlines various programs and transfer credit policies. Please contact the program office with specific questions.

Licensure Program Equivalencies

Students pursuing licensure may be granted equivalence for courses taken at other institutions. Courses are not transferred onto the student’s Hamline transcript. The equivalency is noted on the student’s course planner, an outline of a student’s requirements for completing the licensure program. Transfer of coursework for licensure standards, standards, or program requirements may be subject to change, if licensure requirements change.

 

Program Transfer Credit Limits Maximum Age of Transfer Credit Minimum Grade Requirements
MFA in Writing Up to 8 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution may be used to fulfill elective requirements. 10 years prior to admission B (no P/S) MFA program approval is required.
MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Up to 2 residencies and 2 semesters (24 semester credits) may be transferred from other low-res MFA programs in writing for children & young adults. Up to 1 residency and 1 semester (12 credits) may be transferred from low-res MFA programs in writing. Up to 8 credits may be transferred from traditional residency MFA programs. 10 years prior to admission B (no P/S) MFA program approval is required.
EdD Up to 8 semester credits of coursework from an outside institution or up to 16 credits of 8000+ coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements. 7 years prior to admission B (no P/S) Coursework must be post-master’s and may not be from an already earned degree. Chair approval is required.
MAEd Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements. 7 years prior to admission B (no P/S) Coursework may not be from an already earned degree.
MAEd: NSEE Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements. 7 years prior to admission B (no P/S) Coursework may not be from an already earned degree.
MAESL Up to 16 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 27 credits from a Hamline license or certificate program taken before admission may be used to fulfill degree requirements. 7 years prior to admission B Faculty approval is required for approval of any coursework from an already earned degree.
MALED Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements. 7 years prior to admission B (no P/S) Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. Transfer credits can be Literacy-related courses only.
MAT Up to 8 semester credits from an outside institution may be used to fulfill the required professional education sequence. Additionally, students may be granted equivalence for license-area content  taken at other institutions. These courses are not transferred onto the student’s Hamline transcript. The equivalence is noted on the student’s learning contract, an outline of a student’s requirements for completing the licensure program. determined on a case-by-case basis B  
DPA Up to 8 semester credits at the doctoral level may be used to fulfill degree requirements. 10 years prior to admission B- (no P/S) The Program Director or Graduate Programs Advisor will review transfer credits to determine transfer credit equivalencies.
MBA, MPA, and MNM Up to 8 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution may be used to fulfill degree requirements. 7 years prior to admission B- (no P/S) Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. The Program Director or Graduate Programs Advisor will review transfer credits to determine transfer credit equivalencies.