Transfer Credit

The Office of the Registrar determines whether college credits previously earned at other institutions may be transferred to D’Youville University. Evaluation of credit is made only after the student submits an official transcript. Transfer credit may be awarded for each course in which the student has earned a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution in courses applicable to general education, liberal arts and science, free electives or the intended major or program. Certain majors or programs may require higher grades and specific timelines to transfer in specific areas. Departments and schools reserve the right to refuse to accept transfer credit hours in fulfillment of their major requirements. Grades for transfer credits do not appear on the D’Youville University transcript and are not included in the student’s GPA calculation.

Students may transfer up to half of the credits required for their major course or program of study and all of the credits required to meet the general education and liberal arts and science requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (15 for associate degrees) at D'Youville and meet all of their major/ program and other curriculum requirements to graduate from the University. Transfer credits completed at institutions with other than regional accreditation will be evaluated for transfer purposes on a case-by-case basis.

Students entering D'Youville University with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, as determined by the Registrar's office, are not required to complete general education requirements or writing intensive requirements. However, they must make up any prerequisites for the major curriculum, complete at least one-half of the major curriculum requirements at D'Youville and fulfill the Liberal Arts and Science requirement all other requirements pertaining to the degree.