Transfer Credit

Students may transfer, cross register, and/or earn evaluated credit for up to a combined total of 12 credits into master's programs, 6 credits into doctoral programs, and up to 3 credits into advanced certificate programs. Students must complete at least 60% of credits toward a degree or certificate program while a matriculated graduate student in the School for Graduate Studies. Individual programs may set lower limits. (See Graduate Transfer, Cross-Registration, and Evaluated Credit Policy for details.)

To be eligible for consideration, transfer credit must be:

  • graduate level and 7000-level or above for doctoral programs
  • from a regionally accredited college or university
  • a final grade of B or better
  • related to the student’s program/content area
  • no more than seven years old at the time of the student’s admission to the graduate program.

A student begins the transfer request process by having an official transcript sent to the Admissions Office (111 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or an electronic copy sent to AdmissionsOffice@esc.edu). The student should have a copy of each course syllabus that can share with the academic advisor.

For master’s programs that require a formal degree program (DP), the student discusses transfer credit during degree planning with his/her academic advisor. Proposed transfer credit is listed on the DP.

For all other graduate programs, the student discusses transfer credit with his/her academic advisor and the student completes the online transfer request located in the Graduate Student Center on MyESC.