Credit Acceptance Policy
Upon approval by the graduate program and the Graduate Division, the following may be applied toward master’s degree requirements:
- credits earned for post-baccalaureate courses at an accredited institution of higher education,
- credits earned as a post-baccalaureate unclassified (PBU) student at UHM. A PBU student is one who holds a bachelor’s degree and who enrolls at the university as an unclassified student.
Transfer credits and UHM PBU credits are NOT applicable toward doctorate requirements.
Transfer credits are NOT applicable toward graduate certificate requirements. However, up to six UHM PBU credits may be applied.
Credit Petition Procedure
To transfer credits or to apply UHM PBU credits, submit the appropriate petition form to the Office of Graduate Student Services. Note the policies below:
Deadline for Petition Submission
|For new master’s students, submit the petition during the first semester of enrollment at UHM.|
For current UHM master’s students who subsequently study at another institution and who plan to transfer the credits to UHM, obtain advance approval from the graduate program and the Graduate Division.
Required Supporting Documents
|Attach the following to the petition:|
Maximum Number of Transfer Credits
|Conversion of Credits||Quarter credits are converted to semester credits by using the formula: 2/3 x quarter credits = semester credits, rounding off to the lower whole number. Conversion is made by the Office of Graduate Student Services.|
|Minimum Required Grade||For transfer credits from another institution, only credits with a grade of B- or above are transferable. UHM PBU credits are subject to regular grading policies. See Grades & Regulations > Grading Policies.|
|Course Substitution Restrictions||Transfer credits may not be used to fulfill practicum, seminar or thesis requirements, or more than half of the required courses numbered 600 and above.|