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Transferring Credits - Graduate Programs

The student must be accepted into a specific degree and concentration for transfer credit to be accepted.

All Courses

All courses must meet the following criteria:

  • Only graduate courses designed for graduate degree credit may be accepted.
  • Courses completed at regionally accredited institutions authorized to grant graduate/post-graduate degrees may be accepted.
  • Only grades of B (3.0) or better are considered.
  • Other grades must be confirmed as equivalent to B or better.
  • Courses must be degree credit-bearing graduate courses that are not professional development or continuing education unit courses.
  • Courses must meet current program requirements.

School of Education & Counseling: CAGS and EdD

CAGS and EdD transfer courses must be advanced graduate level; courses open to undergraduate students are not accepted.

Courses NOT Acceptable

Courses not acceptable for master’s, CAGS or doctoral transfer credit:

  • Course work taken at other institutions after enrollment in a Cambridge College graduate degree program or during an absence from that program
  • Field experiences, practica and internships
  • Independent learning, research and applied action projects (final projects cannot be replaced by transfer credit)
  • Professional development courses, including school collaborative courses and other courses taken for continuing education units
  • Courses/credits included in another degree (anticipated or completed)

Licensure Course Transfer

To safeguard your licensure application, a course is accepted for transfer into a licensure program only if:

  • The content matches a corresponding Cambridge College required course, meeting the high standards of our programs, and
  • It is judged to match the requirements and expectations of the licensing authorities.

Counseling Licensure Courses - Final approval of other institutions’ coursework for your licensure application is solely within the discretion of the licensing authorities; please seek their advice.

Educator Licensure Programs - All transfer of credit into educator licensure programs is defined by the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) as a “waiver.” Records of all waivers are kept in student files, and are subject to audit at any time by the ESE. These records will be required when you apply for licensure.

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Nine credits may be accepted from an approved master of education program and 12 credits from an approved CAGS program; total: 21 credits.

Transfer Credit Limits


Credit Limit

Time Limit

School of Education & Counseling, Division of Counseling programs


5 years

School of Education & Counseling, Division of Education programs (MEd, CAGS)

MEd licensure programs, CAGS (except as listed below)
*Time limit varies with subject and licensure area, as
determined by program chair


5-7 years*

  • Instructional technology, law, and finance courses for licensure

3 years

  • MEd programs without licensure (except as noted on program charts)


no limit

School of Business & Technology programs


7 years

  • Any one specific Cambridge College management certificate


5 years







Please Note - Quarter-hours are converted into semester hours at a 3/4 ratio and rounded the nearest whole number.

Transfer Credit Office - 617-873-0143 - transfercredit@cambridgecollege.edu