Transfer Credit

College of General Studies Policy

It is generally expected that undergraduate students in the College of General Studies will complete their degree requirements at Boston University.

CGS core course credit will be given for approved courses taken outside Boston University only if the grade earned is “C” or higher. Credit will be given but grades earned outside of Boston University are not computed in the student’s Boston University grade point average. Pass/Fail/Audited courses are not acceptable. The College will accept 3-credit courses, but the resulting deficiency in credit hours might call for further coursework toward the degree.

Boston University Summer Term policy states that students may not satisfy program requirements through the transfer of credit earned in the summer offerings of other institutions located within the greater Boston area, unless the credit involved is for a required course, is not offered through Boston University’s Summer Term, and prior approval has been obtained from both the responsible department and dean of the requesting student. “Greater Boston area” is defined as that region inside Route 128. A list of these schools is available through the Summer Term office, 755 Commonwealth Avenue.

Students must follow specific guidelines to get an external course approved for credit at Boston University. For more information on the external course evaluation process, please click here.