Transfer credits are limited to six credits per student at Wilkes University. The
chair of master's department will make the final determination regarding transfer
credits and whether they will count as elective credits or qualify to replace required
courses. In order for courses to count as electives, they must (in general) meet the
academic intent of the student’s masters program or be aligned to their respective
professional assignment. Each transfer request is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Permission Request – For degree seeking candidates in a Wilkes University graduate program who would like
to transfer credit(s) already completed at another accredited institution.
Pre-Approval Request – For degree seeking candidates in a Wilkes University graduate program who wish to
complete a course at another accredited institution for transfer credits.
Permission to Transfer Graduate Credits for previous graduate academic work from another college must have been completed within six years prior to the date of
your admission to Wilkes and must have a grade of B or better; pass/fail grades are
not transferrable unless the "Pass" can be substantiated in writing as a grade by
the former institution.
Currently enrolled Wilkes students who want to take a graduate course at another institution while matriculating at Wilkes and transfer these credits toward
their Wilkes MS degree must get pre-approval before enrolling in a course at another
If a student is transferring credits to Wilkes to complete the master's degree the student cannot be approved for graduation until all transfer credits are approved
by the department, an "official" transcript has been received at Wilkes from the institution
granting the credit, and the approved transfer credits are posted to your Wilkes University
transcript. All paperwork must be received before each semester's Wilkes graduation