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Transfer Credit



External Transfer Credit

If a syllabus indicates that a graduate course taken elsewhere (i.e., not at Ramapo College) is equivalent to one offered by a graduate program at Ramapo College, application for transfer credits may be submitted. The criteria for acceptance are different for each graduate program; therefore, transfer of credits must be approved by the Director of the graduate program. Inclusive of credits awarded through Graduate Prior Learning Assessment (GPLA), only a maximum of 25% of the overall credits required to complete the graduate degree may be considered for transfer into a Ramapo College graduate program provided the courses are from another accredited institution of higher education. Students who transfer from a non-degree program to a degree program must fulfill the degree requirements in place at the time of matriculation into the degree program.

Graduate students can also earn credit through Graduate Prior Learning Assessment (GPLA). (Please see Policy 300-H Assessment of Prior Learning for Academic Credit for more details.)

Internal Transfer Credit

It may be possible to apply up to 15 credits or 25% of the total credits required to complete the graduate degree, whichever is greater, of Master’s-level coursework completed at Ramapo College to two different Ramapo Master’s programs, as long as this aligns with the criteria of the subsequent Master’s degree program and permission to do so is granted by the Program Director.

The evaluation of proposed internal and external transfer credit is conducted by the Program Director whose decision is final (i.e., there is no appeal process).


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