Transfer Credit

Students who hold advanced degrees or graduate level credit from other institutions may be eligible for Transfer Credit.

Please note that all coursework submitted for Transfer Credit must be at the graduate level (at Columbia, this means courses at the 4000 level and above) and worth 3 or more points each and must not have been used to fulfill requirements for any other degree previously awarded at Columbia or elsewhere.

Students should be aware of the following policies:

  • Transfer Credit is granted solely by the faculty and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Requests for Transfer Credit must be made by both the student and the Director of Graduate Studies/Program Director.
  • Under no circumstances will undergraduate courses (for Columbia courses, those at the 3000 level and below) be accepted as Transfer Credit toward a Master's or doctoral degree.
  • Once granted, Transfer Credit cannot be revoked.