At least one third of the credit hours required for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree.




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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's policy for credit hours earned through the institution awarding the degree clearly states in the Graduate Catalog, pg. 40, that 60 percent of the credits awarded for a graduate degree must be earned at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  Otherwise, the residency requirement for the  graduate degree program has not been met. 


While the University is not obligated to accept any courses for transfer credit, provided the student meets the residency requirement, the graduate program coordinator and/or department chair may recommend up to 40 percent of the required credit hours for a graduate degree program at N.C. A&T be accepted for transfer credit from another institution.  The awarding of transfer credit for graduate courses is subject to approval by the Dean of the Graduate College, who is also responsible for monitoring transfer credits.

For a course to be transferred, it must have been earned at a regionally accredited, or otherwise approved, university with a grade of “B” or higher (“B-” is not equivalent to a “B”.).  Courses that have been graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis cannot be accepted for transfer.  


 Although the credit for a course may transfer, the grade will not be used to calculate the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at N.C. A&T except when the course is a consortium course. The number of semester credit hours transferred from courses taken in a quarter system will be two-thirds of the quarter hours.


The Graduate Transfer Credits policy states that “With the approval of the academic department and the Graduate College, graduate level credit hours earned at another institution may be credited to a graduate program at N.C. A&T provided the total number of credit hours transferred do not exceed 40 percent of the total degree requirements at N.C. A&T.   Credit hours transferred may not have been used to fulfill requirements of any previously earned degree at another institution.  However, subject to approval by the academic department and the Graduate College, up to 24 credit hours of graded course work from a previous earned master’s degree may be approved for transfer credit towards a post-baccalaureate doctoral program.   A maximum of 12 credit hours taken while a student is in non-degree seeking or Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) status may be credited to a degree program. Transfer credits for graduate students are included in their plan of study.


1.     Graduate Catalog

2.     Graduate Transfer Credits Policy

3.     Graduate Plan of Study Form, including Transfer Credits