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Credit Evaluation & Policy

Academic courses taken at other accredited institutions typically transfer easily. Graduation from the College of Human Ecology requires 120 credits. Transfer students can transfer a maximum of 60 credits towards the total. There is a 60 credit/4 semester residency requirement for transfers.

Credit evaluations
Accepted transfers will receive an online official credit evaluation within 10 days of their acceptance. The credit evaluation will provide information about credits awarded and courses needed for graduation. Credit evaluations are only completed for accepted transfer applicants. Prospective transfers should use course descriptions in the Cornell Courses of Study to help determine how parallel their current courses are to those offered at Cornell.

Major requirements
Curriculum sheets for each major detail the specific course requirements for the Human Ecology programs. It is important to note that prospective transfers should refer to the required preparatory coursework for transfers document when preparing to apply as a transfer.

Advanced Placement credits/other placement exams and Cornell/College of Human Ecology required coursework
Cornell University and the College of Human Ecology adhere to our own policies regarding placement out of requirements due to Advanced Placement or other related credits. Advanced standing at another institution does not guarantee that Cornell will accept that credit. The Advanced Placement Overview outlines how AP credit may be used. A maximum of 15 pre-college credits from APs or other sources may be applied.

Transfer credit policy
Please visit the College of Human Ecology Registrar's site for more information.

Quarter system credits
Human Ecology's semester system awards quarter system credits by calculating .67 credits per each credit of study at an institution on the quarter system. A 3-credit quarter system course therefore will be awarded 2 credits.

Transfer of grades
Your current college grades are not calculated into your Cornell GPA. Transfer credits will not appear on your official Cornell transcript, however your advisors will have access to your previous academic performance for advising purposes.