Transfer of Credits

The Graduate Program in Computer Science permits up to 6 credits from other equivalent M.S. program to be transferred toward a M.S. degree. (The School of Graduate Studies is more lenient, permitting up to 12 transfer credits.) The transferred courses have to be equivalent to some courses in the Rutgers Computer Science M.S. program. Note that transfer courses will not be accepted toward satisfying the breadth requirement of two course each in Category A and B.

Evaluation of transfer of credit is deferred until 12 credits have been received at Rutgers. The evaluation is done by the Graduate Committee. The student should obtain the appropriate form on the SGS website labeled "Transfer of Credit Application." It should be completed and sent electronically to the MS Program Administrator.

The transfer credit limit does not apply to BS/MS programs, as long as the courses are all graduate and there is no double-dipping, there should be no problem. A letter from the Undergraduate Dean stating that none of the graduate courses taken by the student were counted towards their BS degree, must be handed in.