Please contact the institution that granted the credits to verify that the credits granted by that institution meet the SUNY Buffalo State requirements.
A maximum of 15 credits of transfer work at the graduate-level may be applied to the Multidisciplinary Degree program. Official transcripts for transfer credit must be sent directly to International Graduate Programs for Educators, by the institution granting the graduate credit, if the credit is earned after formal admission to the Graduate School, and as such was not included in your Graduate Admission Application.
A. Transfer work earned at another accredited institution must:
1. Be equitable to 500-, 600- or 700-level graduate semester courses. If the institution granting the credit uses the quarter system, credit hours will be converted to semester hours using the following equation:
a. quater hours = 2/3 (.66) semester hour
b. quarter hours = 1⅓ (1.33) semester hours
c. quarter hours = 2 (2.00) semester hours
2. Be completed within the six-year period immediately preceding the date of graduation.
B. Only grades of A or B are acceptable for transfer. Grades of S or P are not acceptable.
C. Coursework taken to fulfill degree requirements for one Master’s Degree or Certificate of Advanced Study may not be applied toward another Master’s Degree.
D. Students whose coursework is NOT from a U.S. or Canadian college or university must obtain a course-by-course evaluation from either Josef Silny and Associates or World Education Services, Inc. (contact information under Admission Requirements)
Decisions regarding the acceptance of credit for transfer will be made after official transcripts have been evaluated by the Director first and the Graduate School. Approved transfer credit is added to the student’s official record when the student’s approved degree candidacy application and official transcripts of transfer credit are approved by the Director. Students should use the requirements listed above to determine if coursework will be accepted for their degree program prior to an official decision from the Director. The International Graduate Programs staff is not able to make this determination for you.
CAUTION! Several universities offer extension, professional development and/or continuing education courses. Extension studies, professional development and/or continuing education credits cannot be transferred into the graduate degree program. Students should contact the institution that granted the credits to verify that the credits granted by that institution meet the above requirements.
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