Transfer Credit Policies

We encourage you to take advantage of our generous transfer policies. Review our transfer credit policies below as you consider starting the transfer credit process.

  • The minimum course grade acceptable for transfer credit is C, or 2.000 on a 4.000 scale

  • Credits earned in science and technology are valid for a period of 7 years (credit earned more than 7 years ago will be applied as open electives)

  • We reserve the right to revise transfer credit for reasons deemed necessary by the College (such as course duplication or Change in students' program of study)

  • There is a 50% residency requirement at the College for all degree programs*

  • Certificate programs allow up to 9 quarter hours of transfer credit

  • Credit earned from any college within Northeastern University other than the College of Professional Studies are granted under the following guidelines:

    • Minimum grade of a C-, or 1.777 on a 4.000 scale

    • Complete a residency of 24 quarter hours for bachelor’s degree candidates

    • Complete a residency of 12 quarter hours for associate’s degree candidates

    • Upon changing programs from a Fast-Track format the previous transfer credit award will be re-evaluated and adjusted in accordance to the change of program

    • Transfer credit does not affect a student's grade point average

    • There is no additional cost from the College associated with receiving a transfer credit award

    • Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is granted under the following guidelines:

      • Maximum of 18 quarter hours of credit

      • Available for specified academic disciplines

      • Available after all other transfer and testing options have been explored

Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC). It is up to the individual institution to determine whether credit from CPS will be accepted in fulfillment of specific program and/or degree requirements. Students should inquire with the specific institution to determine whether particular credits will be accepted as transfer credit.

*Active-duty Military Personnel: Active-duty service members are required to complete 25% of their program at the College of Professional Studies


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