Transfer Credits

The transfer credit information is specific to the program to which you are applying. You can find program specific information by selecting your program below.


Transfer of Credit: MBA Programs

While the SOM expects that students will take all or most of their coursework within the program to which they were admitted at Simmons College, entering students may apply for limited course transfers and waivers. All transfer credit must be submitted prior to a student's first semester in the program and will be reviewed by appropriate Program Chair and then by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, in consultation with the relevant faculty members.

Petitions for either transfer credits or course waivers start at the SOM Academic Programs Office. Accompanying documentation should include a grade transcript, a syllabus for the prior coursework, and a statement saying why the student feels the course credit should be transferred or why the course should be waived. Up to nine credits of coursework may be transferred in by an entering student, and up to two courses may be waived.

For transfer of credits:

  • Courses must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Student must have received a grade of B or better.
  • Courses must be graduate level and from AACSB accredited (or equivalent) business programs.
  • Transfer credit only transfers credit, and not the grade. The SOM GPA calculation only includes work completed at Simmons.

In addition, entering MBA students may waive up to two courses. The SOM will only consider for waiver the following three courses: GSM 411 Economics, GSM 420 Financial Reporting and Analysis and GSM 415 Quantitative Analysis.

For course waivers:

  • Student must demonstrate prior relevant coursework.
  • Student must pass a waiver exam with a grade of B or better within the first week of the first semester of the MBA program. A faculty member with expertise in the area will grade the waiver exam.
  • Course waivers do not affect the number of course credits required for graduation.
  • If the student successfully waives out of the course, normally, she will be required to substitute the course credit with an advanced elective.

Course Transfers and Waivers: MSM and MCM programs

While the SOM expects that students will take all or most of their coursework within the program to which they were admitted at Simmons College, entering students may apply for limited course transfers and waivers. All transfer credit must be submitted prior to a student's first semester in his/her program and will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, in consultation with the relevant faculty members.

Petitions for either transfer credits or course waivers start at the SOM Academic Program Office. Accompanying documentation should include a grade transcript, a syllabus for the prior coursework, and a statement saying why the student feels the course credit should be transferred or why the course should be waived. Up to eight credits of coursework may be transferred in by an entering student, and up to two courses may be waived.

For transfer of credits:

  • Courses must have been completed within the last five years.
  • Quarter hour credits transfer at two thirds of a semester hour.
  • Student must have received a grade of B or better.
  • Courses must be graduate level and from accredited (or equivalent) graduate programs.
  • Transfer credit only transfers credit, and not the grade. The SOM GPA calculation only includes work completed at Simmons.

For course waivers:

  • Student must demonstrate prior relevant coursework.
  • Student must have a grade of B or better
  • Course waivers do not affect the number of course credits required for graduation.
  • If the student successfully waives out of the course, he/she will be required to substitute the course credit with an advanced elective.

Questions

Please contact the Simmons School of Management's Office of Admission at 617-521-3840 or somadm@simmons.edu if you have any questions.