Transfer of Credit
At Tufts, the university’s academic departments authorize transfer credit in their particular disciplines. Our Advising Deans will complete a credit evaluation estimate at the time of admission for all transfer students so that transfer of credit may play a role in your decision to enroll at Tufts. Please be aware that only courses earned with a grade of C- or better are eligible to receive credit from Tufts.
Enrolling transfer students will be required to submit an official request for credit transfer electronically through the Student Services Webcenter. Tufts faculty from academic departments will formally evaluate each of your transfer credits. Once this process is completed, you will also be required to meet with your Advising Dean during the summer in order to create a fall schedule and be cleared for registration.
For further information on transfer of credits, please consult the Tufts Bulletin.
In Tufts’ course credit system, each semester-long course is equal to 2, 3, 4, or 5 "semester hour units" (SHUs). Students enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering need 120 SHUs to graduate. Because of the wide variety of academic schedules and course loads at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, Tufts does not automatically transfer credit on a course-for-course basis. Students may only transfer the equivalent of 60 SHUs. Typically, courses similar to those offered at Tufts will receive transfer credit; however the actual transfer of credit is the responsibility of the Tufts faculty. If your current institution employs a different credit system, then the number of credits you receive at Tufts may not be equal to the number of credits given at the other institution.