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Undergraduate Transfer Policy

Duquesne welcomes students interested in transferring to Duquesne University. The number and/or type of credits that will transfer will depend upon a number of factors including your current major, coursework taken, grades earned, your intended major at Duquesne, and the University's core curriculum requirements.  Credit can only be transferred from regionally-accredited colleges and universities.

The academic advisor of the particular school or program in which you are interested will review your academic transcript to determine the number of credits and course equivalencies that will transfer to your intended program of study at Duquesne.

Following are some general guidelines that apply to transfer students. The application of these guidelines may vary depending on your intended program of study. 

  • A minimum course grade of "C" (2.0) is required for consideration of transfer of course credit.
  • Transfer students are advised that they may be eligible to transfer up to 60 credits from a two-year regionally accredited institution depending on the program of study at Duquesne. Enrolled students who have earned, or will have earned, a total of 60 credits prior to a transfer enrollment are not permitted to take additional coursework from any two-year institution. 
  • When transferring from a four-year regionally accredited institution, some Duquesne programs permit a maximum of 90 credits in transfer, although students should confirm any program specific policies. 
  • The 60 and 90 credit maximum policies are inclusive of college transfer credit, CLEP, Advanced Placement, and Credit-by-Exam. Credit that does not apply toward the Duquesne University degree will not be accepted in transfer. 
  • On a program-by-program basis, some educational agreements or program requirements may vary from these guidelines. Students who are attending an institution with which Duquesne has an agreement should contact the transfer liaison at their current institution for more information. 
  • A course that is taken for fewer credits than its Duquesne equivalent may be transferred in but will be awarded credit based on the original credit value of the course. A course that is taken for more credits than its Duquesne equivalent will be awarded credit based on the Duquesne credit value for the course. Any remaining credits for that course cannot be transferred as general elective credits.  
  • Bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits at Duquesne University. In addition, the last 30 credits of a student's program must be completed in residence at Duquesne University.
  • Official transcripts must be on file before any transfer credit will be applied to your Duquesne academic record.
  • The dean of the particular school for which you are intending to transfer establishes the final determination of the acceptance or denial of transfer credits.

If you have specific questions, you may contact Jeffrey Ptak, associate director of transfer admissions, at ptakj@duq.edu or 412.396.5221.