For Master's students a maximum of 6 semester hours may ordinarily be transferred from an institution of recognized graduate standing toward fulfillment of requirements for the master's degree from Washington University. Applications to transfer credits for a master's degree are not ordinarily approved until one full semester of study (12 semester hours) has been completed at Washington University. Academic credits applied to complete requirements for the bachelor's degree are ordinarily not transferable toward the fulfillment of advanced degree requirements at Washington University. Likewise, academic credits counted toward requirements for any completed graduate degree are ordinarily not transferrable toward a subsequent degree of equivalent or lower level.
For Ph.D. students, credit for previous coursework will be transferred to a student’s WU record only to fulfill departmental course/credit requirements. Departments may request transfer credit from official transcripts after a student’s admission to a PhD program.
All transfers of credit are evaluated by the department or program which must recommend the transfer to the Graduate School Office.