Graduate Catalog

Transferability of Credits

Transferability of credits from another institution to Barry is at the discretion of the dean (or his/her designee) of the respective graduate school into which the applicant is seeking acceptance. Please review the appropriate section of this catalog to determine that school’s specific policy. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm with the respective graduate school whether or not these credits will be accepted for transfer. Credits used to earn a degree at another institution are not acceptable.

The number of credits acceptable for transfer from another institution toward a Barry graduate degree is limited to six (6) credits. The types of courses acceptable for transfer into a graduate program may also be limited by the respective school. Such credits must meet the following criteria:

  • Only courses for which a grade of A or B was earned will be considered;
  • Previously earned credits, if accepted for transfer, will be counted as having been taken in one year of the time limitation to complete the degree;
  • Only credits will be transferred, not grades or grade point averages
  • Credits used to earn a degree at another institution will not be accepted.

Domestic credits must originate from institutions accredited by any of the following six regional associations:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education;
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges;
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; or
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

International credits must originate as follows:

  • Institutions must be approved by the government as degree-granting institutions in countries where they are located; and
  • The accreditation status of all foreign institutions must be evaluated by an agency accredited by the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services).

The academic advisor will facilitate the process for the acceptance of graduate credit to be transferred into Barry University.