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. The appropriate faculty area coordinator and the faculty director of graduate programs must approve all graduate courses taken outside of the Simon School for transfer credit.


  • 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.


  • Complete  the Transfer Course Petition Form.
  • Attach the course description and course syllabus to the Transfer Course Petition Form and submit them to Jon Ramsey, Schlegel Hall, room 202P.
  • Upon completion of the course, the student must provide the Simon 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. Checks should be made payable to the University of Rochester, and submitted to the Simon School Registrar's Office. Do not submit checks to the Bursar's Office.


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