Transfer students must meet regular admission requirements. Credit may be transferred only for advanced and graduate courses completed with a grade of A or B (no less than C for Law). Grades earned for transferred courses are not calculated into, nor are they part of, the graduate or professional student's grade point average at the University of Houston. The degree is subject to approval of the individual department in which transfer credit is determined after enrollment. Except in the case of planned coordinated inter-institutional programs approved in advance by the Graduate and Professional Studies Council, not more than nine semester hours of transfer credit may be applied to a master's degree. The Cullen College of Engineering will not accept more than six hours of transfer credit under any circumstances. Under no circumstances may more than one-half of the course credit necessary for any graduate degree within the jurisdiction of graduate studies be represented by credit transferred from other institutions. With the approval of the dean of the college, a maximum of six semester hours of an earned master's degree may be applied to a second master's degree. Regulations concerning time limitations apply to transfer credit as well as to credit earned at the university. All doctoral credit is also subject to approval of the department or college.
The credit to be accepted is subject to evaluation and must be consistent with the plan approved by the student's advisor. Advanced work completed at another institution prior to the time the institution offered graduate credit will not apply as credit toward an advanced degree at the university. The student bears the final responsibility for securing the department's acceptance of transfer credit.
(Also see section on Residency Requirements.)
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
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