Transfer Credits

College of Communication Policy


Students wishing to take courses outside Boston University must first have these courses evaluated and pre-approved by the corresponding BU school or department. Communication courses cannot be taken outside of the College of Communication for major requirements, but can count as electives toward graduation.

A minimum grade of C is needed for transfer. Credit is not awarded for courses completed on a pass/fail basis. Please see the Transfer Credit Approval Form on the Student Services website, or go to COM Room 123 for more information and specific details.

Any courses counting for fewer than 2.0 credits cannot be transferred in.

All COM undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 128 total credits to graduate from Boston University.


Graduate students cannot normally transfer credit from other institutions. In certain circumstances, however, the Department Chair and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs may approve up to 8 credits of transfer credit after the student has been enrolled for one semester of full-time graduate study.