Non-Law Graduate Credit

No credit will be granted for graduate-level courses completed prior to enrollment in the School of Law or during any period of which the student had been dismissed. A student may not receive course credit for units that are being applied to earn a degree elsewhere unless that course is completed as part of an approved dual degree program.

1. Approved Dual Degree Program: Students who are enrolled in an approved dual degree program will receive up to nine credits towards the School of Law’s graduation credit requirements for graduate-level courses taken at the other educational institution. Transfer credit may be granted for any course a student is required to take under the other institution’s degree program, provided that a grade of C or better is earned in the course. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall determine the specific courses for which a student will receive transfer credit. A course for which transfer credit is granted may not overlap with or substitute for any course that is offered at the School of Law.

2. Other Graduate Programs: Students who do not enroll in an approved dual degree program may apply toward the graduation credit requirements up to six credits for graduate-level courses taken outside the School of Law, provided the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approved the enrollments in advance and that a grade of C or better is earned. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may approve the credit if he or she finds that the student is in good standing, the course does not overlap with any course offered at the School of Law, and the student demonstrated that taking the course is essential to his or her intellectual or practice objectives.