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Transfer Credits

Medaille’s transfer policy permits acceptance of credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and institutions of higher learning. Students who wish to have credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions applied toward fulfillment of their course of study at Medaille should check with the Admissions Office for an evaluation of these credentials. The acceptance of transfer credit for a core course which is over 20 years old will be determined by the division head or appointee in consultation with appropriate division faculty.

Only those credits are accepted that relate to the degree program they will enter.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

  • A maximum of 90 credit hours may be transferred toward a baccalaureate degree from other regionally accredited institutions; however, no more than 72 hours may be transferred from two-year colleges. A maximum of 45 credit hours toward an associate degree may be accepted in transfer from other regionally accredited institutions.

Transfer Policy for School of Education Students (B.S.Ed.)

Note: This policy applies to students who are transferring into one of the following B.S.Ed. degree programs: Adolescent Teaching: Biology 7–12 & Students with Disabilities, Adolescent Teaching: English 7–12 & Students with Disabilities, Adolescent Teaching: Mathematics 7–12 & Students with Disabilities, Adolescent Teaching: Social Studies 7–12 & Students with Disabilities, or Education: Early Childhood/Childhood (B-6) (concentrations in Biology, English, Mathematics, or Social Studies).

Medaille College evaluates transfer credit into its B.S.Ed. Early Childhood/Childhood and Adolescent and Students with Disabilities programs from accredited postsecondary institutions based on current New York State Education Department curriculum program standards, including those covering Content Core (concentration)-Liberal Arts and Sciences and General Core Liberal Arts and Sciences.

However, in order to ensure that students successfully meet New York State Education Department learning standards and outcomes, students may be required to take specific general education core or content area courses at Medaille if they have not already been completed elsewhere. These specific course requirements are published in the Undergraduate Catalog and in curriculum planning and advising documents available to students.

Fifty percent of the total credits in the degree program must be in the liberal arts and sciences as defined by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) at the time of graduation.

Graduate Academic Programs

Please note: Graduate programs in the Division of Education follow a different policy (see below).

Typically, Medaille permits up to 6 credits to be transferred into graduate programs. Medaille’s transfer policy permits acceptance of graduate credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and institutions of higher learning. Students who wish to have credits earned at other institutions applied toward fulfillment of their course of study at Medaille should check with the appropriate Program Director/Division Head for an evaluation of these credentials. Only credit is transferable; grades, quality points, and cumulative averages do not transfer. Students who wish to have credit(s) from previous institutions counted toward a Medaille degree may petition the appropriate Program Director/Division Head for a Course Waiver, in writing, at the beginning of their program.

Students are required to submit all official transcripts as part of the transfer credit evaluation. The Program Director/Department Chair will determine whether or not graduate coursework completed at another institution can transfer into the degree program and substitute for an existing graduate course. Upon review of the Course Waiver, the Program Director/Division Head will inform the Registrar’s Office, in writing, of his/her decision, and will specify which course is to be waived. This correspondence will be placed in the student’s permanent file. The Registrar’s Office will send a notice to the student reflecting the decision so that the student can properly plan his/her course schedule.

Division of Education Graduate Academic Programs

For students in graduate programs offered through the Division of Education, the transfer policy permits acceptance of graduate credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and institutions of higher learning. Students who wish to have credits earned at other institutions applied toward fulfillment of their course of study at Medaille should check with the appropriate Program Director for an evaluation of these credentials. Only credit is transferable; grades, quality points, and cumulative averages do not transfer.

Doctoral Academic Programs

A maximum of nine credit hours may be transferred toward the PsyD in Clinical Psychology, pending review of syllabi.

Transfer Students Holding an Associate’s Degree

Medaille College will ordinarily grant full credit (a minimum of 60 credits) for completed coursework to transfer students from two-year Colleges who have successfully earned an A.A. or A.S. degree. As necessary and appropriate, the College will grant credit for transfer courses with “C-” or “D” grades and will count these courses toward the completion of matriculation requirements. In certain instances, College policy regarding an acceptable passing grade in a required and/or prerequisite course may necessitate that a student repeat a course in order to meet the minimum standard required of all Medaille students.

Transfer Students without a Degree

In the area of a student’s major program of study only grades of “C” or better are transferable. Medaille may accept in transfer up to 12 credit hours of “D” grades as liberal arts electives or free electives provided that the overall transfer average is at least 2.0. Only credit is transferable; grades, quality points, and cumulative averages do not transfer.

Course Transfer Policy

If a course is considered equivalent per the articulation agreement with the transfer institution and meets the requirements for the degree at Medaille, the course may be accepted toward the students’ degree requirements. A student must take a minimum of 30 credit hours at Medaille in order to earn a bachelor’s degree and 15 credit hours to earn an associate degree. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in the major coursework accepted in transfer.  Students in ALP/MOE programs are not permitted to waive ENG 111, GEN 303, GEN 300, or GEN 310.