Changes to student programs are governed by the academic policies of the programs involved. These policies are detailed in the CGU Bulletin.
Students may only share units between two degrees. If a student completes two degrees and units are shared, he/she may not transfer or count any of the units from either of those degrees towards any subsequent CGU degree.
For dual degrees, the number of units that may be accepted as transfer credit are limited as follows:
Students in an approved dual degree may double count the number of units upon approval of the academic department(s) and the Registrar's Office. No more than 35% of the units from one program may be counted toward the required units of the second program.Students who are not in a dual degree program may count units from one CGU degree to another as long as the coursework is applicable to the degree program receiving credit.Previous CGU coursework credit that is applied toward a student's new program must be documented using the Apply CGU Coursework to an Additional CGU Degree form (available on the Registrar's Form Index) This form is completed jointly by the student and the student's advisor and must be approved by the department.
Counts – This term is used to refer to the applicability of units or coursework toward a particular degree or program. Transcripts do not detail how individual units are counted or credited.
Carry Forward – Units or credit that are taken at another institution with whom CGU has an articulation agreement and counted toward a CGU degree program. Examples: Accelerated BA/MA students take CGU courses while enrolled as an undergraduate in the Claremont Colleges; these units are counted toward the CGU master's program. Also, students in joint doctoral programs with San Diego State University (SDSU) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) count non-CGU units toward a CGU doctoral degree.
Transferring – The acceptance and application of units or coursework from one institution to another. Students request transfer credit for coursework completed at another accredited graduate institution.