Criteria for Transfer of Credit
Graduate credits are transferable from regionally accredited institutions. Courses considered for transfer must have been completed within a period of six years prior to acceptance into the Institute’s programs. Exceptions to this time limit may be granted for applicants who have been actively involved in the field in which the degree was earned on a continuous basis prior to admission. Extension, continuing education, or in-service courses that are not intended by the institution offering the courses as part of a degree program are not acceptable for transfer credit to the Institute. No graduate credit can be awarded for undergraduate-level courses.
Students admitted to the M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology or General Psychology may transfer a maximum of nine credit hours. Students admitted to the Psy.D. Program may petition for the transfer of a maximum of 18 credit hours. All transfer courses must have been earned at a graduate-level program in a regionally accredited college or university.
Transfer of graduate credits earned at other institutions is not automatic. Only graduate credit for courses determined to be equivalent to courses offered at the Institute can be transferred for course credit. In addition, only courses for which a grade of B (3.0) or better is obtained will be considered for transfer.
Applicants should note that given the unique mission of the Institute, certain courses completed at other academic institutions may differ significantly in content, although a similar title is given to the course at both institutions. Therefore, the following courses typically are not eligible for transfer from another institution: PHT 502, PHT 535, PHT 614, PHT 635, PSY 512, PSY 516, PSY 609, PSY 610, PSY 611, PSY 724, PSY 734, PSY 735, PSY 736, and PSY 836.
Students wishing to apply for transfer of credit to the Institute must be enrolled in a degree program and must submit the appropriate transfer of credit form (see below or obtain from the Office of Enrollment Services) to the Program Director prior to the end of the second semester in which they are enrolled in their degree program. This request will be reviewed by the Department Chair who will notify the student of the decision regarding the request.
Download the Transfer Course Petition.