Courses Taken Prior to Enrollment at USD
The student should discuss the possibility of credit transfer with the advisor and program director/coordinator. Any exceptions to transfer credit policies must also have the approval of the Dean of the program's College/School. The student should secure the appropriate signatures on the Petition for Transfer of Graduate Credit and submit it to the Graduate Records Office. The student must also request that an official transcript of the course be sent to the Graduate Records Office if the transcript was not included among the admission documents. When both the petition and transcript are on file they will be reviewed in the Graduate Records Office for conformity to USD policies.
Courses Taken After Enrollment at USD
USD students planning to take a degree requirement or elective at another university must process the transfer petition as described above prior to taking the course. Immediately upon completion of the course, the student must request that an official transcript be sent to the USD Graduate Records Office. A grade of "B" or better is required in order to receive credit (units only) when transferring a course from another institution. Grade(s) awarded by the issuing institution will not be calculated in the student's overall grade point average. After the petition and transcript are on file they will be reviewed by the Graduate Records Office for conformity to USD policies.
Download the Petition for Transfer of Credit [pdf 105 KB]