Soon after being notified of admission as a transfer student, you will receive a tentative evaluation of your transfer credit.
BU generally awards credit for liberal arts courses completed with a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited institution. Professional courses may transfer at the discretion of the admitting school or college. You will not receive transfer credit for:
- physical education, health or ROTC courses
- activities such as internships, independent study, orientation, choir, band or student service
- correspondence courses
The basic unit of credit at Boston University is the semester hour. A typical, full-time course load is 16 hours per semester—usually four courses of four semester hours each. For transferable courses on a semester-credit-hour system, you’ll receive an equal number of semester hours. For courses on a quarter-credit-hour system, you’ll get two-thirds of the total number of quarter-hours. In most cases, the admitting school or college issues the final evaluation.
Each school and college has its own degree and residency requirements, which transfer students must fulfill. For details, please refer to the Undergraduate Programs website.