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Transfer Credit Policy

Of the School of Medicine and Dentistry's minimum required 96 credits hours for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, no more than 30 credit hours may be accepted as transfer credit for work previously taken at the University of Rochester or at another university. All transfer hours, whether taken at the University of Rochester or at another university, must be approved by the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education prior to matriculation.

Of the University's minimum required 30 credits for the Master's degree, no more than 10 credit hours may be accepted as transfer credit for work previously taken at the University of Rochester or another university. All transfer credit, whether taken at the University of Rochester or at another university, must be approved by the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education prior to matriculation.

Work taken prior to matriculation in a graduate degree program is classified as possible transfer work. Credit hours up to the limit may be accepted toward degree requirements if the subjects taken form an integral part of the proposed program of study and if taken within five years of the date of matriculation with a grade of B‐ or higher as interpreted in this University. Requests for transfer credit must have the approval of the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education prior to matriculation.

Permission to take work at another institution for transfer credit after matriculation in a graduate program must be approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education.

Course Transfer Credit Petition Form