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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > ACADEMIC AFFAIRS > ACADEMIC POLICIES > UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS-EARNED-AT-OTHER-INSTITUTIONS
Application of Undergraduate Credits Earned at Other Institutions

Pre-Matriculation

Robert Morris will consider up to 81 credits for transfer credit completed at other regionally or professionally accredited institutions, consistent with the Statute of Limitations Policy and subject to existing articulation agreements and accreditation requirements.  A prospective transfer student’s earned credits from post-secondary institutions will be evaluated by Robert Morris University. The student will be informed of transfer credits that may be awarded and their applicability to the RMU Core Curriculum or to requirements or electives in the student’s intended major. 

In evaluating such course work, Robert Morris will consider the appropriateness of the courses to the intended program of study. Credit will be granted only for courses with a minimum grade of “C”.  Students may be required to provide university catalogs, course descriptions and/or syllabi to assist in the evaluation process. Credits are considered for transfer in accordance with recommendations made by the American Council on Education. 

Post-Matriculation

Students who have matriculated at RMU are expected to complete their credits with Robert Morris University coursework, or with coursework completed at an institution with which RMU has an approved partnership or affiliation agreement.  Exceptions may be granted for students as follows:

(1) With the approval of the Provost or designee, an RMU enrolled student may take up to 12 credits of coursework at another accredited two or four year institution to substitute for required courses in the RMU core.

(2) With the approval of the Dean of the student’s major, an RMU enrolled student make take up to 12 credits of course work at another accredited two or four-year institution to be applied to the RMU major or electives.

(3) Total post-matriculation transfer courses cannot exceed 12 credits and total transfer credits cannot exceed 81 credits.

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Transfer Credit Limits/Residency Requirement

Credits accepted for pre- or post-matriculation transfer, after certification by the institution that a grade of C or better was earned, will be entered on the student’s RMU transcript as “T” (transfer course credit).  Grades earned will not be computed in the RMU grade point average. Students earning a bachelor’s degree at RMU must:

  •   Complete at least 51% of the major area of study at RMU, and
  •   Complete the final 30 credits of their degree with RMU coursework. (See policy on Residency Requirements).

Credits awarded through either of the following means are considered Robert Morris University credits and do not fall under the pre or post-matriculation credit transfer limitation:

(1) A maximum of 24 credits may be awarded to students through portfolio evaluation conducted by a Robert Morris University official, including, but not limited to, credit for life experience, credits earned during military service, and credits earned in professional certifications, training, or licensure programs.

(2) Post-matriculation transfer credits earned under the auspices of partner institutions with established agreement with Robert Morris University, including but not limited to, the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) and the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU).

Enacted May 2018