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Transfer of Credit


Transfer Eligibility

 

Cal State L.A. will allow credit for work taken at another college or university only when it appears on the studentís official transcript from that institution, is acceptable for masterís degree credit at the offering institution, and is deemed appropriate to the studentís masterís degree program by the major department or division at Cal State L.A.


 

Limitations and Exclusions

  • Total Units. For this MSIS degree requiring 45 units in total, no more than 13 quarter units of acceptable transfer, extension and/or special session courses may be included on a masterís degree pro-gram.

  • Extension Courses. Nine quarter units of 500-level or other graduate courses taken through extension are eligible for masterís degree credit.

  • Courses Taken Prior to Approval of Program. No more than 13 quarter units of acceptable course work completed prior to approval by the principal graduate adviser, major department or division, and school graduate dean may be included on a masterís degree program. This includes acceptable transfer work.

  • Directed Teaching. No masterís degree credit is allowed for directed teaching, 700- or 800-level courses, courses numbered below 400, or courses taken at another accredited institution that would not be accepted toward a masterís degree at that institution.

  • Credit for thesis (i.e., 599), research (i.e., 597), or comprehensive examinations (i.e., 596) is not transferable.

  • Courses Completed in Undergraduate Standing. No courses taken as an undergraduate may be included on a masterís degree program except as specifically provided for baccalaureate candidates in their final quarter of undergraduate study.

  • Undergraduate Preparation. No credit toward a masterís degree

    is allowed for course work taken to meet necessary under-graduate

    preparation for a masterís degree program.


 

Excluded Extension Courses

 

No graduate credit will be allowed for extension courses that would not be accepted toward a masterís degree at the offering institution (e.g., University of California extension courses in the X300 or X400 series) unless specifically

approved in advance by the major department or division and school concerned.


 

The Transfer Process

 

To receive credit toward a masterís degree for acceptable postbaccalaureate work taken at other colleges or universities, students must have official transcripts for-warded to the Admissions Office, and must file a "Request for Records" (Form GS-1A) with their major department or division.

 


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