Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer credits will be accepted only for matriculated students.
  • For prior undergraduate academic credit to be eligible for transfer, grades earned must be a “C” or higher. For prior academic credit to be eligible for transfer at the master’s degree level, grades earned must be a “B” or higher and completed within the last five (5) years.
  • Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions accredited by institutional accrediting groups recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Students will not receive transfer credit from US Institutions that are not accredited by institutional accrediting groups recognized by CHEA.
  • Full credit may be assigned to students who have completed degree courses and/or examinations at international institutions that are not accredited by accrediting groups recognized by CHEA. Students who have completed courses at international institutions will be advised if they should have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service.
  • Undergraduate transfer students must meet the general education requirements and the major requirements of University programs. The applicability of any transferred major courses or electives to the major requirements must be approved by the appropriate academic dean.
  • For undergraduate students, thirty (30) of the last 36 credits toward a degree from the University of the Virgin Islands must be earned at the University. This requirement may be waived by the Provost only in cases where the student must complete the final year(s) of study at another institution recognized by the University of the Virgin Islands.
  • For graduate students, A maximum of six credits earned at another university or college may be accepted towards the fulfillment of the degree requirements.
  • Credits earned by successful completion of certain CLEP exams are generally accepted.
  • Credits from foreign institutions are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The student may be required to have courses evaluated by a credential evaluation agency acceptable to the University.

Appeal of any decision concerning the above policies must be made to the Provost.