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Transfer of Graduate Program

Section 2.9 of the Graduate School Handbook


Students may transfer from one graduate program to another by completing the Request for Transfer of Graduate Program via GRADFORMS. This form requires the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee in the receiving program and the written acknowledgment of the Graduate Studies Committee in the current program.


The Graduate School will verify student-provided information pertaining to the student’s academic performance to the Graduate Studies Committee of the proposed graduate program. The Graduate Studies Committee may require additional material from the student before review. If the Graduate Studies Committee approves the transfer, it will specify the admission classification and the courses already completed that will count toward its graduate degree program.


The Graduate Studies Committee must notify the Graduate School of the admission classification and courses to count prior to the effective semester or term of transfer. Graduate School Fellowships do not automatically transfer with students who are approved for transfer into a different graduate program. Doctoral candidacy status does not generally transfer to a new graduate program.