Transfer of Credits

We allow up to 12 credits of previous courses that have been taken within the last 6 years, which do not count towards the breadth requirement, but which "match" a course of similar content that is available at Rutgers that can count towards Depth requirement.

Evaluation of transfer credits may be submitted when the student has successfully passed his/her Qualifying Exam. The student should obtain the appropriate form on the SGS website:

It should be completed and sent electronically to the Program Coordinator for review and approval.

The Graduate Program in Computer Science permits a student to transfer credit toward the PhD degree under exactly one of the following methods:

  1. up to 12 credits of graduate coursework in computer science from another institution, or
  2. up to 24 credits of graduate coursework in computer science from Rutgers New Brunswick

Students applying for transfer across institutions should present a course syllabus together with other resources as appropriate to argue for the similarity between the courses. Transfer of credit is at the discretion of the director of the PhD program or a delegated faculty member; transfer will be granted only for courses that are comparable to courses taught in the Rutgers CS PhD program. Transfer courses from other institutions will not be accepted toward satisfying the breadth requirement of two courses each in Category A and B. PhD students petitioning for transfer credit toward the PhD degree should be aware that a separate petition must be made to count these courses toward an MS degree and that the relevant rules are significantly stricter.