Transferability of Credits


Please note: Conditionally admitted students may not request transfer credit. Transfer credit requests are only available to students who are fully admitted. 

The transferability of credits earned at William Carey International University (WCIU) is at the complete discretion of the institution to which a student may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree earned at WCIU is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which a student may seek to transfer. If the credits earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which a student seeks to transfer, the student may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason, students should make certain that attendance at WCIU will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending WCIU to determine if the credits will transfer.

No more than 20% of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a MA degree. No more than 30 graduate semester credits or its equivalent awarded by another institution may be credited toward a doctoral degree.

The number of credits transferred from graduate level degree programs will be considered on a case by case basis through an official transcript review. An official transcript evaluation will be performed to determine the number of transfer credits that will be granted for previous academic work. Transfer credits will be awarded only if they are from institutions of higher learning that are accredited by a body that is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (such as those listed herein). Non-U.S. institutions must have an accepted foreign equivalent at an institution listed in the International Handbook of Universities.

The University reserves the right to determine the acceptability and relevance of degrees and credits earned at other institutions. Transfer credits accepted from other institutions are assigned grade points according to WCIU’s grading system.

In addition, students who wish to transfer credits:

  • must have earned a grade of B- or higher for the course to be considered for credit transfer.
  • must have completed the credits within the last ten years.
  • must have an official transcript documenting prior coursework sent to:

William Carey International University

Office of the Registrar

1539 E. Howard St.

Pasadena, CA 91104

For PhD students: Courses requested for credit transfer need to be in the same subject area as specified in the student’s Doctoral Learning Contract (DLC).

Note: WCIU does not award credit for experiential learning.

Transfer Agreements

WCIU has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university regarding acceptance of transfer credits.