Transfer of Credits

School of Dental Medicine Policy

Postdoctoral and Graduate Students

Graduate-level courses in other accredited graduate schools or in other schools or colleges of Boston University that were not used toward the awarding of any other degree, and for which the candidate has achieved a grade of B or better, may be transferred on recommendation of the major advisor and the chair of the department with the approval of the associate dean for advanced education. Credit for work to be taken concurrently with studies at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine must be approved before registration for such courses; all such courses must be taken for a letter grade (not pass/fail). Petitions for credits for transfer are available in the Office of the Registrar.

MS Degree Programs. No more than 8 credits may be transferred from other universities unless a department requires more than 32 total credits. A student may transfer additional credits corresponding to that number required in excess of the 32.

DSc, DScD, and Postbachelor’s PhD Programs. No more than 16 credits may be transferred from other universities. Of these, only 8 may be credited toward a master’s degree. If a department requires more than the minimum of 64 credits, a student may transfer an additional number of credits corresponding to that number required in excess of 64.

Post-master’s PhD Program. No courses may be transferred from other universities unless a department requires more than the minimum 64 credits. A student may transfer the number of credits corresponding to that number required in excess of the 64.