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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.

  • Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form & Directions

    If you would like to take a course for credit at another college or university and transfer the credits to Wentworth, you must submit a Pre-Approval Form before enrolling in a course at another institution. The Pre-Approval Form can be found here. You must fill out the form completely and email it to transfercredit@wit.edu for processing and approval. Once you have been notified that your course has been approved, you may then enroll in the course at the transfer institution. Failure to submit a Pre-Approval may result in the denial of course credit. 

    After you have completed the course at the transfer institution, you must request to have an official transcript sent to the attention of the Wentworth Institute of Technology Registrar's Office at transfercredit@wit.edu. You will not be awarded transfer credit until your transcript from the transfer institution is received. 

     

  • 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 units 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 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 unit.
  • College Course Credit

    Wentworth awards transfer credit if a course from another institution is comparable in content and depth to a course offered at Wentworth, and if the student received a grade of “C” or higher in the course. No academic credit is awarded for internship/co-op, practicum, directed research, preparatory, continuing education courses, remedial courses, or courses with grades of "P" or "S." Additionally, no course 5 years or older is transferable for credit, and students will only be awarded 50% of the credits required of their major.

    An Associate Dean of the School of the course will evaluate credits based on University policy. In some cases, a syllabus may be requested from the student. The Associate Deans of the Schools of the course will review the course description, and/or syllabi in their assessment of a course from another institution. The Associate Dean's decision on transfer equivalency is final.

  • 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 (HSS) Requirements: The number of required HSS credits varies based on the requirements of each major. Additional information regarding HSS credits and elective credits can be found here.
  • Credit by Examination

    Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Dual Enrollment (DE) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.  Detailed information regarding which scores are accepted by Wentworth 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 unit 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 advisor.

    Example of a degree audit.

Transfer Credits for Prospective Students

  • Transfer Student FAQ's - What You Need to Know

     

     

    How do I have my credits transferred to Wentworth?

    As an incoming transfer student, you will be required to send an official academic transcript listing all of your completed courses to admissions, upon application. Once we receive your official transcript, we will begin the process of assessing your transfer credit.

     

    What is a Transfer Credit Evaluation?

    A transfer credit evaluation is a document which records all of the courses you have taken at another institution, and the equivalencies which you will receive credit for at Wentworth. The Deans of the Schools make the determinations on course equivalencies, and once the transfer credit evaluation is completed, it will be sent to you by your admissions counselor.

     

    What type of credit can I transfer?

    Wentworth currently accepts transfer credit from accredited colleges and universities, as well as AP, PLTW, IB, and dual enrollment credit. More info about which courses we accept can be found here.

     

    How many credits can I transfer?

    Students are able to transfer a maximum of 50% of the credits required of their major. As an example, a Computer Science major will only by awarded 60 transfer credits, as their major requirement is 120 credits total.

     

    Are there any classes I may not receive credit for?

    Wentworth will not allow the transfer of credit if the final letter grade is a C- or below. We are also unable to transfer credit that is less than 2.66 credits, or graded as P/S/NC/W/IP.  No academic credit is awarded for internship/co-op, practicum, directed research, preparatory, continuing education courses, remedial courses, and no credit 5 years or older will be considered for credit.

     

    Do I need to submit a portfolio?

    If you are an Architecture, Industrial, or Interior Design student, you are required to submit a portfolio for your previous work that showcases your disciplinary talent. The Dean of the School of Architecture & Design will review your portfolio and decide what requirements your portfolio will fulfill for your specific major.

     

    When will I receive my schedule?

    Once you have received your transfer credit evaluation, and you have submitted your deposit, a schedule will be created for you by the Dean of your school.

     

    Where do I look up transfer credit equivalencies?

    If you would like to see which courses from other institutions that Wentworth currently accepts for credit, please use this link to view Wentworth’s Transfer Equivalency Database. The database lists all accrediting bodies and universities recognized by Wentworth with class transfer equivalencies. If a particular course at another institution is not listed within the database, it means that Wentworth’s academic departments have not yet evaluated the 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) may be requested from the student in order to best assess the course and its equivalency.

  • 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, students must submit a transfer pre-approval form and include the course description, and if available, the course syllabus to the Associate Dean of the School of the course.

    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 (HSS) Requirements: The number of required HSS credits varies based on the requirements of each major. Additional information regarding HSS 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. Deposited students will receive an updated version of their evaluation, as well a 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 – Architecture & Industrial/Interior Design

    Students applying to the Architecture, Industrial Design or Interior Design program who wish to have applicable coursework from another institution(s) considered for transfer credit are required to submit a portfolio of their work for review by the Dean of the School of Architecture and Design.  Failure to submit a portfolio may result in a loss of major related transfer credit.

  • 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 unit 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 advisor.

    Example of a degree audit.

  • Credit by Examination

    Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Dual Enrollment (DE) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.  Detailed information regarding which scores are accepted by Wentworth is available here.