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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


Academic Standing Limits on Transfer Courses

Normally, because of residence requirements, the option of studying during the fall, winter, and spring terms at another institution for transfer credit is not open to first-year students or to seniors. Students on probation or withdrawn on probation, or those suspended or withdrawn with prejudice, are also ineligible except in the following instances:

  1. Probation. Students on probation (or withdrawn on probation) may, with the strong support of a dean, and prior to enrolling at another institution, petition the Commitee on Instruction (COI) in advance for permission to take courses at that institution for credit toward the Dartmouth degree; the resulting credits are included in the maximum of four allowed toward the degree. Students whose academic standing changes to probation after approval of the transfer term are then on probation, and permission for the transfer term is automatically revoked. Such students who enroll in another institution will not be awarded transfer credit without further petition to the COI as indicated above.
  2. Suspension. Students who have been suspended for a definite period and who take courses after the period of suspension ends but before they have been officially readmitted to Dartmouth may, with the strong support of the Dean of the College, petition the COI to be allowed to apply for transfer credit. Students submitting such petitions should present convincing reasons for transferring the desired courses and be aware that (a) only courses taken after the period of suspension has ended may be considered for transfer credit (for students withdrawn with prejudice, no courses taken during the first three terms after leaving Dartmouth will be considered for transfer credit), (b) in no case will COI grant permission to transfer more than four courses taken prior to readmission, and (c) those transferring courses under such circumstances ordinarily must return to Dartmouth for at least one term in residence before graduating. Students whose academic standing changes to suspension after approval of the transfer term are then on suspension, and permission for the transfer term is automatically revoked. Such students may not apply for transfer credit from another institution without further petitioning the COI after the period of suspension ends but before they have been officially readmitted to Dartmouth, as indicated above.
  3. Suspension or withdrawal with prejudice. Students who have been suspended or withdrawn with prejudice and subsequently readmitted may apply for transfer credit for courses that they take after readmission but before they actually return to Dartmouth. The regular rules and deadlines for receiving transfer credit will normally apply in such cases.