Advanced Standing Credits
Advanced standing credits refers to credits taken by a non-matriculated student, transfer student, or by a student in one degree program before formally beginning another program. In instances where a student plans to take a course or courses while in one degree program so as to apply those credits to a more advanced degree at a later date, the student must request and receive written prior approval from the program director of that advanced degree program before enrolling in said course(s). Advanced standing credits earned may be applied toward degree requirements only upon the recommendation of the student’s graduate program and with the approval of the Executive Director of Graduate Studies. To be eligible, these credits must have been earned within a seven-year period before matriculating into the degree program in question. For a Master’s degree program, advanced standing credits may not total more than one-third of the degree requirements.