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Welcome to UVM! As a transfer student, you’re joining an outstanding community of scholars at one of the nation's top public universities. We're committed to making your transfer to UVM a positive experience.

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. Please consult the UVM catalogue for specific college/school policies.

Credits Accepted

After you have been accepted and have confirmed your intention to enroll at UVM, the Office of Transfer Affairs will complete a credit evaluation to determine if and how your previously taken courses will transfer.

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.

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 through UVM's Credit by Examination process. Please contact the Office of Transfer Affairs at transfer@uvm.edu for more information.

Once your credit has been evaluated you will receive an email with information on how to view your Transfer Equivalency Worksheet.