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As a transfer student, you are joining an outstanding community of scholars at one of the nation's top public universities.

We are committed to making your transfer to UVM a positive and straightfoward experience. Please e-mail Transfer Affairs (transfer@uvm.edu) with questions and consult our Transfer FAQs.

To-Dos for Transferring Previously Earned Credits

Apply to UVM

Submit a Transfer Application via the Common Application or Coalition Application. Upon acceptance, Transfer Affairs will automatically begin the transfer credit evaluation. This may take 3-5 business days.

Look for your credit evaluation results

You will receive an email on how to view your Transfer Equivalency Worksheet once this evaluation is completed. The email goes to your UVM email address if you have paid your acceptance fee, or to the email address provided in the application if you have not yet paid your acceptance fee. This information is also available in your application status page.

Enroll at UVM

Pay your acceptance fee and join this amazing community of scholars.

While you're waiting for your official evaluation, check out the course equivalency look-up

Still have a semester at your current institution or thinking about taking a summer course before you start? Use the Transfer Credit Guide to look up course equivalencies and how your courses may transfer.

Contact your academic advisor to find out how transfer credit will apply towards UVM degree requirements

Credits may transfer, but they may or may not fulfill degree requirements. Contact your academic advisor to find out how transfer credit will apply toward UVM degree requirements. Contact Transfer Affairs (transfer@uvm.edu) if you have lingering questions about UVM's transfer credit policy.

Note: In some cases, and at the academic department's discretion, credit by exam is offered. Learn more about credit by examination.

Degree Completion Requirements at UVM

As a transfer student, there is a limit to the number of credits you can transfer to your degree program and major. In general, 30 of the last 45 credits earned for the UVM degree must be taken at the University. The above-mentioned credit evaluation determines if and how your previously taken courses will transfer. Once your final grades have been submitted, please send an official transcript electronically to transfer@uvm.edu or via mail to the following address:

     Office of Transfer Affairs
     360 Waterman Building
     85 South Prospect St.
     Burlington, VT 05405

You will receive an email when your transcript has been received and your UVM record has been updated. You will be able to view your transfer credit by clicking on the transfer credit link on the Registrar page in myUVM or by accessing your degree audit.

Specific college and school requirements

Detailed in the UVM Catalogue.

Credits Accepted

In general, credit is granted for courses that are:

  • Taken at regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities,
  • Comparable in content, nature, and intensity to course offerings in the corresponding discipline at UVM, and
  • Graded at a level of C or higher (on an A-F scale).
  • Please note: courses with a grade of C- or below will not transfer. Grades of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) will be accepted only with official documentation verifying that they represent successful completion of a specific course at the level of C or higher.
  • Only credit will transfer. Your GPA is calculated using only the grades you have received at UVM.

Credit is not granted for:

  • Courses from colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited (or are candidates for accreditation*).
  • In disciplines that are not taught at UVM (e.g., criminal justice, law).
  • Pre-collegiate or remedial courses (e.g., reading improvement, english/math skills courses, developmental courses).
  • Personal development or self-improvement courses (e.g., career counseling, interpersonal relationships).
  • Courses that appear on a transcript with no credit or grade assigned.
  • Credits given for life/work experience.
  • Credits given for co-op or internship.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU).
  • Duplicate course material for which the student already has credit.

*Students who have taken courses at unaccredited institutions or other courses not eligible for transfer may have the option of requesting course credit via the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or through UVM's Credit by Examination process. To see how CLEP scores are currently transferring, please review our CLEP Exam Comparability Guide and visit the CollegeBoard website for details. Contact Transfer Affairs (transfer@uvm.edu) if you have questions.


UVM has general education requirements; learn about how you may be able to use transfer credit to fulfill them. Learn more about the Catamount Core Curriculum, effective with undergraduate degree students matriculating in Fall 2023 later.