Academic Catalog

Transfer Credit

Transfer to Other Institutions

Students should be aware that degree requirements vary from institution to institution. Course credits, including transitional studies coursework, are not guaranteed to transfer to other schools. Acceptance of credits is subject to the receiving institution’s requirements. Acceptance of the degree or certificate earned at Chamberlain is also at the discretion of the receiving institution. If the credits, degree or certificate earned at Chamberlain are not accepted at an institution to which a student seeks to transfer, the student may be required to repeat some or all coursework at that institution. For this reason students should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which a student may seek to transfer after attending Chamberlain to determine if credits, degree or certificate will transfer.

Transferability of Credits

The transferability of credits earned at Chamberlain University is at the discretion of the receiving college, university or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Chamberlain University will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma or other academic credential earned at Chamberlain University to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or that credits earned at Chamberlain University will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas or certificates earned.

Transfer Students

If considering a transfer to Chamberlain, students should examine Chamberlain requirements early in their college experience to begin  making transfer plans in advance. Transfer students must follow the Chamberlain admission guidelines and procedures. Prior learning experiences are recognized by students demonstrating knowledge through examination of skill and subject matter (proficiency credits), evaluation of transcripts (transfer credits) or through course waivers.  The acceptance of transfer credits, proficiency credits, and course waivers may result in a change of program completion times and cost. Transfer credit, proficiency credit, and course waivers that satisfy graduation requirements are considered when determining a student’s academic level and progress; however, this credit is not used when computing GPA or residency requirements. All transfer and proficiency credit must comply with residency and curriculum requirements. Transfer credit, proficiency credit, and course waivers may affect eligibility for financial assistance. Contact Academic Support Advising for more information.

An applicant seeking to transfer coursework or proficiency credit must request a credit evaluation prior to the first session at Chamberlain. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as lack of course availability or scheduling conflicts, a student may request permission from the academic dean or approved designee to satisfy additional course requirements through transfer credit or proficiency examination. Credit requested after initial registration must be approved by the academic dean or approved designee prior to the student registering for the course or the exam at any other institution.

Course waivers relieve students of specific educational requirements. The eligibility of prior learning experiences for course waivers is determined through a portfolio review prior to admission into the program. Waivers are available only for selected courses and selected programs. Available course waiver options are described in the admission requirements section, if available. Academic credit is not awarded for waived courses.

Due to state specific residency requirements, students who are residents of Missouri or Virginia at the time of enrollment may not be eligible to transfer in the maximum amount of transfer credits.  Refer to the residency requirements section for full details.