STEP 3: Transfer credit review process
How the review process works
We know you’re eager for the results of your credit evaluation. But the process takes time because there are several steps and various faculty and staff involved in reviewing each course syllabus.
Each course syllabus is sent to a faculty evaluator in the BU school or college that offers a similar course. This means your syllabi might go to a number of different departments, including some outside the school or college to which you applied.
The faculty review each course syllabus individually to determine if it’s equivalent to any BU courses that fulfill specific major requirements.
The faculty return their evaluations to the appropriate academic departments. The results are then returned to the Registrar or International Admissions and processed to your student record.
What can you expect from your credit evaluation?
- BU generally awards credit for liberal arts courses completed with at least a grade C (or equivalent) at regionally accredited universities.
- Professional courses may or may not transfer at the discretion of the BU school or college to which you’ve applied and been admitted.
- Be sure to regularly check your MyBu Portal to see all updates regarding your transfer credit evaluation. (More about that in Step 5.)