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Up to six credits of graduate work taken as a graduate student at another institution or up to 12 graduate credits through approved interinstitutional agreements may, with written approval, be incorporated as part of the graduate student’s program at IUP. These courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution, within the past five years, and the grade earned must be a “B” or its equivalent or better. The time limitation rule and residency requirements (cited later in this catalog) pertain without modification to transfer credits.

Up to 12 graduate credits originally earned in one graduate program at IUP may be applied toward a different graduate program if: 1) the receiving department and 2) the School of Graduate Studies and Research both approve the credits as meeting degree requirements. These courses must have been completed within the past five years, and the grade earned must be a “B” or its equivalent or better. The combination of transfer credits earned at another institution and those earned at IUP may not exceed 12 credits.

To request the transfer of credits, the student must complete the Request for Graduate Transfer Credit Review Form. A catalog course description or course syllabus must accompany the request. An official graduate transcript showing the earned credits must be provided by the school at which the credits were taken. To be considered official, the transcript must arrive in a sealed envelope bearing the official seal of the issuing institution. The request is reviewed in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the academic department. After a decision is rendered by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the student’s department and the student are notified of the transfer decision.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to transfer credits from another institution while enrolled at IUP receive advance written authorization for credit acceptance from the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the academic department prior to enrolling in that course. The review process is as described in the preceding paragraph.

If credits earned at another institution are approved for transfer, only the credit, not the grade or accompanying quality points, will appear on the student’s IUP transcript.

Transfer credits are not posted to the student’s IUP graduate record until the student has been admitted to degree candidacy. Credits earned at IUP that are approved for transfer to a second program will not be posted to the transcript a second time.

Process

  • The student should access the Request for Transfer Credit Review Form.
  • The student should complete the form and give it to their program coordinator.
  • An official graduate transcript showing the earned credits must be provided to the SGSR by the school at which the credits were taken. To be considered official, the transcript must arrive in a sealed envelope bearing the official seal of the issuing institution.
  • The request is reviewed in the SGSR.
  • After a decision is rendered by the SGSR, the student’s department and the student are notified of the transfer decision.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to transfer credits from another institution, while enrolled at IUP, receive advance written authorization for credit acceptance from the SGSR prior to enrolling in that course. The review process is as described in the preceding paragraph.

If credits earned at another institution are approved for transfer, only the credit, not the grade or accompanying quality points, will appear on the student’s IUP transcript. Transfer credits are not posted to the student’s IUP graduate record until the student has been admitted to degree candidacy. Credits earned at IUP that are approved for transfer to a second program will not be posted to the transcript a second time.

Contact Person

Lynne Troyan: 724-357-4511
Paula Stossel: 724-357-1293

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.