Transfer of Credit

Want to know how your previous college coursework will transfer to BU? Check out our How to Transfer Credit guide for more information about the credit evaluation process.

You can also use our transfer equivalency site as a guide to how classes taken at other colleges or universities may transfer to Boston University. The fact that a course appears in this list is no guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case. Additionally, some courses may not appear on this list, but may be eligible for transfer.

Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by the respective Department and Division Evaluators and through the University Registrar upon admission to Boston University. You must submit course syllabi and sealed official transcripts of all completed coursework before a final determination can be made on credit transfer.

A guide to transferring credits to BU

You worked hard to complete your college courses. So you’ll want to transfer all the credits you can—and make the process as smooth as possible. This step-by-step guide will help you do both. Just keep three key points in mind:


  • Start EARLY. Gathering materials and having your credits evaluated may take longer than you realize. The final deadline for credits to transfer to BU is one year after you begin your studies here. To make sure you receive all qualifying credits, you’ll need to begin submitting your materials as soon as you can.
  • Send us your course syllabi—all of them! On the following pages, learn what they are, and how and where to submit them.
  • Remember: no two students or courses are the same. We evaluate courses individually from hundreds of different colleges and universities. Check out our course equivalency guide to see if your credits will transfer. That’s why the process takes time—and more time for some students than others. But it means you can count on a careful, thorough evaluation.

Step 1: Apply to BU

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