Transfer of Credit
At Tufts, the university’s academic departments authorize transfer credit in their particular disciplines. Our Academic Deans will complete a preliminary credit evaluation 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.
During each transfer orientation program in September, a transfer of credit meeting is held, allowing enrolling transfer students to meet with faculty from the academic departments to discuss transfer credit. Please be aware that only courses earned with a grade of C- or better are eligible to receive credit from Tufts. You can also submit a request for credit transfer electronically through the Student Services Webcenter once you have enrolled.
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.