Simon Business School

Transfer Credit

Students may petition to receive transfer credit for up to 3 courses (MBA) or 2 courses (MS), taken at other universities, or at the University of Rochester outside of Simon Business School. A maximum of 3 courses or 9 credit hours may be approved for transfer. Note that grades for transferred courses are not calculated into a student's cumulative GPA. Due to the integrative nature of the cohort system, no transfer credit is granted to full-time MBA or MS students for core courses. Only part-time students may petition for the transfer of core courses.


  • Courses must have been taken within the last 3 years.
  • The course is a graduate level course.
  • The course cannot have been used to meet the requirements of another degree (except for University of Rochester or Simon Business School joint degree programs).
  • The student must receive a grade of "B" of better.


  • Petition for the Transfer of Courses form must be submitted to your academic advisor in the Office of Student Engagement (Schlegel Hall 202).
  • Attached to the petition form should be the course description and course syllabus.
  • Upon completion of the course, the student must provide the Simon Business School Registrar's Office with an official transcript showing the course and grade.
  • In order to obtain credit for the course toward the student's degree, payment of the $750 transfer fee must be made. Payment can be made electronically through UR Student or by check. Checks should be made payable to the University of Rochester and sent to: Simon Business School, University of Rochester, PO Box 270100, Rochester, New York 14627, Attn: Brian Donovan, 2-217A Carol Simon Hall.
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