Transfer of Credit

A maximum of 9 semester/12 quarter hours of credit obtained at another institution may be accepted toward the current degree, provided that the credits: 

  1. Consist of work taken at the graduate level for graduate credit, with grades of 3.000 or better
  2. Have been earned at an accredited institution
  3. Have not been used toward any other degree

Further, these courses must have been taken within five years prior to the transfer and may not be taken in the semester of graduation from Northeastern. Transfer credits will only be accepted at the discretion of the academic department and the Bouvé Office of Graduate Student Services. Grades earned in transferred credits are not counted as part of the overall grade-point average earned at Northeastern.

Students who wish to take a course for transfer at another institution while enrolled at Bouvé must first receive preapproval from their academic advisor and the Bouvé Office of Graduate Student Services. First, the student must submit the Graduate Petition to Transfer Credit and the course description to the student's academic advisor for approval. Once the request is approved by the academic advisor, the student must submit the petition to the Bouvé Office of Graduate Student Services. The Graduate Petition to Transfer Credit form can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

Graduate courses from the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (CPS) can be considered for transfer only with prior approval of the academic advisor. Courses taken at CPS cannot be considered to fulfill full-time requirements for international students. For consideration of financial aid for CPS courses, check with your financial aid officer.

Students may not transfer courses required for the completion of their program in the last semester of their program.