Graduate credit may be accepted from other accredited institutions to be used on a graduate degree program at EMU. The allowable maximum for transfer credit to a specialist's degree is six hours; 12 hours toward a master's degree; and three hours for a graduate certificate. For doctoral programs, transfer credit will be determined by the department, subject to the approval of the department head and the Office of Records and Registration. With the exception of credit from prior earned graduate degrees, no more than 12 hours of transfer credit may normally be applied to a doctoral program. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the department head and Graduate School.
Transfer credit must:
a. be applicable to the EMU degree program;
b. not have been used on a prior degree;
c. have a grade of B or higher (grades of "pass," "satisfactory," or "credit" cannot be transferred unless noted on the transcript key as equivalent to a B or better grade);
d. not be out-of-date per the degree time limitation (see above);
e. be recommended by the adviser and approved by Office of Records and Registration;
f. be documented as graduate credit on an official graduate transcript from an accredited institution.
Some departments have a more restrictive transfer-credit policy; refer to program information in the graduate catalog for details.
Transfer credit is evaluated prior to the graduation degree audit. Official transcripts for courses planned to be transferred to Eastern Michigan University should be on file in the Office of Records and Registration at least one month prior to the end of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Such credits are recorded on the student's record at the time of approval, even if the course is not ultimately used on the program of study.
Transfer credit request forms are available in the Office of Records and Registration or on their website. Approval of the Program Coordinator is required before submitting to the Office of Records and Registration.