Individual programs have specific requirements for the number and type of credits accepted. Requests for approval of transfer credit must be made at the time of application for admission. Grades earned at another institution will not be used in determining a student’s cumulative grade point average at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
- For credits previously earned either at the College of Mount Saint Vincent or at another institution: A course in a College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Master’s degree program may be waived if a course(s) previously taken is sufficiently similar to a course in the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s graduate program.
- Usually, a maximum of twelve graduate credits previously earned in a graduate program may be transferred into a College of Mount Saint Vincent graduate degree program, provided the course(s) are approved for transfer credit by the Director of the graduate program as part of the admission process. For the Master’s degree program in Urban and Multicultural Education, however, the maximum number of transferable graduate credits is six. For the Master’s degree program in International Development and Service, the maximum number of transferable graduate credits is nine. No more than three of these credits can be applied during a single semester.
- A specified number of graduate credits earned at the College of Mount Saint Vincent while a student is completing the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree may also be applied toward a graduate degree, provided the specific courses are accepted by the Director of the graduate program upon admission.
- Decisions on the transfer of credits into a graduate program under these rules require, in every case, the approval of the Director of the program on a course-by-course basis. The Director’s review and determination will take into account such factors as course content, the time elapsed since the course was completed, the unique characteristics of the College of Mount Saint Vincent program, and the total number of credits to be completed at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.