All transfer credits must be awarded during the candidate’s first academic year in the doctoral program. Consideration will be given only to graduate level courses taken within the past five years and before beginning coursework in the doctoral program. A request for transfer credit for first semester courses must be made by July 15. Request for all other transfer credit must be made by October 15 of the year in which candidates enter the program.
Candidates requesting transfer of credit must submit a written request for transfer along with supporting documentation to the doctoral program administration. The candidate must provide the Program Director with a syllabus and catalog description of courses for which transfer is sought. Faculty members evaluating transfer courses may require the candidate to provide further documentation and supporting material, such as class notes, and may request that they meet with the student to obtain clarification. The resulting evaluations are reviewed by the Chair of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology who makes the final determination.
Transfer credits are not taken into account when computing the candidate’s grade point average. The maximum number of transfer credits that will be applied toward graduation is fifteen (15).
Transfer of credits will be awarded when the course being evaluated meets all of the following criteria:
- It is a graduate level course taken at an accredited college or university as a post-baccalaureate student. A graduate course is defined as one that would be credited towards a post-bachelor’s degree at an institution where the course was taken. This must be verified in the school’s bulletin/catalog or a letter from the chair of the department and an official transcript.
- It is evaluated as equivalent in content to a course in the program’s required curriculum. Credit will not be awarded for electives.
- It was completed no longer than five years before first enrollment in this program.
- A grade of B or higher was received. A grade of P (Pass) or CR (Credit) or other such grades cannot be accepted as equivalent to B unless it can be officially verified as such.
- The candidate must successfully demonstrate competence to the evaluating faculty member for assessment, statistics, and research design courses.
It will be the responsibility of the candidate to demonstrate satisfactorily the equivalence of the course(s) proposed in order for credits to be awarded. Course work submitted from a foreign institution will be evaluated for equivalency in accordance with accreditation standards.
No transfer credit may be applied to meet the academic requirements for practica, internship, the culminating research project, or electives. No transfer credit may be applied to meet academic requirements in psychological foundations courses taken in a terminal masters program.
Federal Regulations require that veteran candidates MUST report all prior credit and training, and that the school MUST evaluate such and grant credit as appropriate, with training time and tuition reduced proportionately and with the Veterans Affairs and candidate so notified.
Credits earned at Nova Southeastern University are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school.