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Credit Transfer Policy

Master's degree candidates may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours taken elsewhere that have not been applied toward any earned degree and were passed with grades of B or better, subject to the approval of the academic unit and the Office of Graduate Academic Affairs. Students who have completed their baccalaureate degree at Illinois Tech with course credits in excess of the number of hours required for that degree—which were not applied toward the baccalaureate degree—may also be allowed to transfer up to nine of those excess hours. Course credits in excess of the nine credit hours may be used for a degree program, provided the credits were not applied toward a prior degree and the student has received the permission of the adviser, the academic unit head, and graduate academic affairs prior to registering for any of the additional courses.

Doctoral degree candidates may transfer previously completed graduate work that hasn't been applied toward any prior earned degree, up to a maximum of 48 semester hours of credit beyond the baccalaureate degree or 50 percent of their total Illinois Tech Ph.D. program credit hour requirements, whichever is smaller. The work must be judged to be relevant to the current doctoral program, must have been completed with grades of B or better, and must be acceptable for graduate credit at the institution where taken. However, when a master's degree is transferred, only 32 hours of credit are given regardless of the number of hours required for that master's degree. The master's degree must have been granted within the previous six years. Grades for transferred credits will not be included in the student's grade-point average at Illinois Tech.

Current Illinois Tech Graduate Students Transferring Within Illinois Tech

Any student planning to transfer from one degree program to another should discuss the matter with the academic advisers in both programs. The student should then submit an application for admission into the new department to the Office of Graduate Admission. The student will be notified once the decision is made. New letters of recommendation may be required, depending on the department. The application fee is waived for current Illinois Tech students.