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Undergraduate Transfer Policy

Robert Morris will consider for transfer those credits which have been completed at a regionally or professionally accredited educational institution, consistent with the Statute of Limitations Policy.

A maximum of 69 credits may apply toward RMU degree requirements. In cases where credit hours differ from Robert Morris credit hours (e.g., from an institution on the quarter versus semester system) transfer credit will be converted to semester credits.

Credits awarded through either of the following means are considered Robert Morris University credits and do not fall under the 69-credit transfer limitation.

  1. A maximum of 24 credits awarded to incoming students through portfolio evaluation (see policy on Portfolio Evaluation) conducted by a Robert Morris University official, including but not limited to:
    1. Credit for life experience
    2. Credits earned during military service
    3. Credits earned in professional certifications or licensure programs
  2. Post-matriculation transfer credits earned from 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).
    See Undergraduate Post-Matriculation Transfer policy.

    Credits are considered for transfer in accordance with recommendations made by the American Council on Education. Only those transfer credits that apply to a program are used in determining academic standing. Transfer credits are not included in the calculation of a student's cumulative quality point average.

    All students must meet Robert Morris residency requirements. (See policy on Residency Requirements.)

Undergraduate Transfer Procedure

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 which are applicable to the student's program and which have been completed with a minimum grade of "C." Students may be required to provide college or university catalogs, course descriptions and/or syllabi to assist in the evaluation process.

Revised January 2014