Transfer Credits

Transfer of graduate credits earned at other universities 

A course that was completed at another college or university may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that (1) the course is classified as a graduate course; (2) it was completed while the student was in a graduate or post-baccalaureate classification; (3) it was not taken as part of a previous master's degree program at another institution; (4) the grade in the course is B or better (courses with grades of B- or lower will not be allowed to transfer); and (5) the college or university is accredited by one of the following six U.S. regional accrediting agencies: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools, or the Western Association of Colleges and Schools. 


Transfer of graduate credits earned while enrolled in an undergraduate program at NC State University 

A course that was completed while the student was enrolled as an undergraduate at NC State University may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that (1) it is at the 400 level or higher; (2) the grade is B or better (courses with grades of B- or lower will not be allowed to transfer); (3) it was not counted to fulfill undergraduate requirements; and (4) it is recommended by the Director of Graduate Programs at the time of the student's enrollment in the Graduate School. Students admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program may use up to 12 hours of graduate credit to satisfy requirements for both the bachelor's and the master's degrees. No graduate credit will be allowed for a course completed in an undergraduate classification at another institution. 

Transfer of graduate credits earned while enrolled in a previous graduate degree program at NC State University 

A graduate course that was completed while the student was enrolled in a previous graduate program at NC State University may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that (1) it is at the 500 level or higher; and (2) the grade is B or better (courses with grades of B- or lower will not be allowed to transfer). 

Transfer of Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) graduate credits earned at NC State University 

A graduate course that was completed while the student was enrolled in PBS status at NC State University may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that (1) it is at the 500 level or higher; and (2) the grade is B or better (courses with grades of B- or lower will not be allowed to transfer). All PBS credits that are used to satisfy requirements of a specific master's degree must be earned before the student is admitted to that degree program. A maximum of 12 credit hours taken while in PBS status may be transferred into a master's degree program. If a student's graduate degree program is terminated, he/she cannot use courses taken in PBS status after termination for credit toward the same graduate degree program.