Transfer Students

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Transferring Academic Credit to VUST

A transfer student seeking a Master degree is defined as a graduate student who has attended the US Accredited University or College. The students are willing to transfer to Virginia University of Science & Technology to complete their master degree program.

Admission Requirements For Transfer Students

A maximum of 12 semester-credits (or 18 quarter-credits) of high-quality graduate work done at an accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution may be applied toward the requirements for a master’s degree. However, credits earned to complete a previous master’s degree, whether at VUST or elsewhere, may not be applied to a second master’s  degree at VUST.

Approval to apply any transferred credits toward a degree program must be granted by the student’s academic adviser, the program head or graduate officer, and the Graduate School.

Transfer credits must meet the following criteria:

Must have been earned at an accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution;

Must be of “A” or “B” grade value (“B-” grades are not acceptable; pass-fail grades are not transferable unless substantiated by the former institution as having at least “B” quality);

Must appear on an official graduate transcript;

Must be earned within the seven years prior to the date of registration to a degree program at VUST.

Transfer of Non-degree and Certificate Graduate Credits

Approval to apply non-degree and certificate graduate credits toward a master degree program must be granted by the program head or chair of Academic Committee at VUST. A maximum of 9 credits earned as a non-degree student or as a certificate student prior to being accepted into a degree program may be applied to a degree program.