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Transfer Credit

Transfer Credits for Current Students

For Wentworth students who would like information on transferring credits in from another institution.

  • Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database

    The database below lists all accrediting bodies and universities recognized by Wentworth. If a particular course at another institution is not listed within the database, it means that Wentworth’s academic departments have not yet evaluated this course.  In order for a new course to be evaluated and included in the database, the official syllabus of the course (not just the course description) must be provided.

    Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database

    Steps to Follow to Determine Course Equivalency at Wentworth:

    1. Visit the Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database via the link above and locate the applicable transfer college or university.
    2. Find the course within the database.
      • If course is not found within the database, skip steps 3 and 4 and proceed to Step 5.
    3. Complete the Transfer Credit Pre-Approval form and submit to transfercredit@wit.edu.
    4. Upon completion of the course, submit final transcript to registrar@wit.edu or transfercredit@wit.edu.

    If the course is not found within the Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database:

    1. Submit the syllabus/course description of the course to transfercredit@wit.edu for evaluation by the academic department.
  • College Course Credit

    In general, Wentworth awards transfer credit if a course from another institution is comparable in content and depth to a course offered by Wentworth, and if the student received a grade of “C” or higher in the course. Internships, co-ops, and technical, vocational, or highly specialized courses are typically not accepted for transfer credit.

    Wentworth’s academic departments evaluate credits based on university and department policy and decide whether a course from an outside institution will transfer to Wentworth. Courses without equivalents may be used for electives within a major, or for general elective credit towards a bachelor’s degree. Academic departments will review the course description in their assessment of a course from another institution. A syllabus is preferred to ensure an accurate and timely evaluation of the course.

  • How Transfer Credit May Be Used

    Up to 50% of Wentworth degree requirements can be satisfied by transfer credits or test credits.  Students must complete all major requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to graduate with a Wentworth degree. 

    Transfer credit may be applied towards the following components of a Wentworth degree:

    • Major Requirements: A list of the majors available at Wentworth (along with their requirements) can be found in the Academic Catalog.
    • Humanities & Social Sciences (HUSS) Requirements: The number of required HUSS credits varies based on the requirements of each major. Additional information regarding HUSS credits and elective credits can be found here.
  • Credit by Examination

    Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.  Detailed information regarding which scores are accepted by Wentworth for AP, IB, and CLEP exams is available here.

  • Measuring Progress toward Graduation – Degree Audit

    Students are encouraged to review the requirements of their major. Any questions regarding how a particular course applies to their major can be directed to the academic department of the student’s intended major.

    A degree audit is an analysis of a student’s academic progress towards completing their degree.  Degree audits can be accessed via LeopardWeb (the student portal).  Once a student’s transfer credits have been entered into the Wentworth system, the degree audit will reflect which degree requirements have been fulfilled by displaying a TR grade for the transfer credit.  Please note, if there is a credit differential between the transfer course and the course offering at Wentworth, the Degree Audit will display No under “Requirement Met.”  Any questions regarding graduation requirements can be directed to the student’s academic department or advisor.

    Example of a degree audit.

Transfer Credits for Prospective Students

  • College Course Credit

    In general, Wentworth awards transfer credit if a course from another institution is comparable in content and depth to a course offered by Wentworth, and if the student received a grade of “C” or higher in the course.  Internships, co-ops, and technical, vocational, or highly specialized courses are typically not accepted for transfer credit.

    Wentworth’s academic departments evaluate credits based on university and department policy and decide whether a course from an outside institution will transfer to Wentworth. Courses without equivalents may be used for electives within a major, or for general elective credit towards a bachelor’s degree.  Academic departments will review the course description in their assessment of a course from another institution. The department may also request the course syllabus for more information on the structure and scope of the course.

  • Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database

    The database below lists all accrediting bodies and universities recognized by Wentworth. If a particular course at another institution is not listed within the database, it means that Wentworth’s academic departments have not yet evaluated this course.  In order for a new course to be evaluated and included in the database, the official syllabus of the course (not just the course description) must be provided.

    Wentworth Transfer Course Equivalency Database

  • How Transfer Credit May Be Used

    Up to 50% of Wentworth degree requirements can be satisfied by transfer credits or test credits.  Students must complete all major requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to graduate with a Wentworth degree. 

    Transfer credit may be applied towards the following components of a Wentworth degree:

    • Major Requirements: A list of the majors available at Wentworth (along with their requirements) can be found in the Academic Catalog.
    • ​​Humanities & Social Sciences (HUSS) Requirements: The number of required HUSS credits varies based on the requirements of each major. Additional information regarding HUSS credits and elective credits can be found here.
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation

    Transfer student applicants will receive an initial transfer credit evaluation after they are accepted to Wentworth.  A more comprehensive transfer credit evaluation will be sent to the student after they have paid their enrollment deposit.  This detailed evaluation will include:

    • Any revisions received from the academic department of their major, and
    • The student’s class schedule for their first semester at Wentworth

    Below is an example of a detailed transfer credit evaluation from Wentworth: 

    Example of a detailed transfer credit evaluation form.

    More information on how to read this evaluation is provided in the image below:

    More detailed example of the evaluation form.

    Courses that apply directly to a student’s major and fulfill a major requirement will be designated with an “X” in the “Meets Major Requirement” column.  Courses can transfer to Wentworth in a number of ways, such as an elective course or a direct equivalent.

  • Portfolio Requirement – Industrial/Interior Design

    Students applying to the Industrial or Interior Design program who wish to have applicable coursework from another institution(s) considered for transfer credit must submit a portfolio of their work for review by the applicable academic department.  This portfolio review can be scheduled by contacting the Department of Industrial Design or the Department of Interior Design.

  • Measuring Progress toward Graduation – Degree Audit

    Students are encouraged to review the requirements of their intended major, along with the detailed transfer evaluation that they received, before they matriculate at Wentworth.  Any questions regarding how a particular course applies to their major can be directed to the academic department of the student’s intended major.

    A degree audit is an analysis of a student’s academic progress towards completing their degree.  Degree audits can be access via LeopardWeb (the student portal).  Once a student’s transfer credits have been entered into the Wentworth system, the degree audit will reflect which degree requirements have been fulfilled by displaying a TR grade for the transfer credit.

    Example of a degree audit.

  • Credit by Examination

    Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.  Detailed information regarding which scores are accepted by Wentworth for AP, IB, and CLEP exams is available here.