Awarding of Transfer Credit – Graduate Programs
Transfer students seeking evaluation of previous graduate-level credit must provide evidence the courses are comparable in content to those offered in the program of study at Strayer University and come from an institution that is recognized by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the American Council on Higher Education. Evaluation of transcripts or academic experience is conducted by the University Registrar's Office in accordance with university policy. No more than 18 quarter hour credits may be applied to a 12-course master’s degree program, no more than 13.5 quarter hour credits may be applied to a 10-course master's degree program, and no more than 4.5 quarter hour credits may be applied to a graduate certificate program. No courses with grades below a B will be accepted in transfer. Individual programs may require specific courses be completed at Strayer and may not be satisfied by a transfer equivalent. The university policy regarding requirements for degree completion is located in the Graduation, Degree Conferral and Commencement information under the Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.
All courses evaluated for transfer credit must have been completed within 10 years of the date the student is accepted into a Strayer graduate degree program regardless of subject matter. Students in residence at Strayer who choose to take a course at another institution in order to transfer those credits into their program are required to submit a Request to Pursue Courses form to an academic administrator prior to enrolling at the outside institution.
Strayer University accepts transfer credit from international institutions that is deemed equivalent to coursework in the United States. All international education documents are submitted to an approved third-party evaluation provider that is a National Association of Credential and Evaluation Services member and must meet the same criteria as listed above.