PaulRR Posted January 13, 2017 Share Posted January 13, 2017 I have a quick question regarding general policies for unused credits in master's program. If you enter a program requiring a certain number of credits for a degree and you go over the amount, do you decide credits you wish to apply to the degree requirements (assuming requirements are met) and which ones become unused credits that you are able to later transfer into a different program? For example, if I enter a program requiring 30 credits and go over by six credit hours, is it the general rule for all universities that excess credits are transferable? And does the student decide what credits will apply and which ones will be excess credits? (again, as long as all the degree requirements are followed) In my case, I may pursue a second master's at a different university after the first one. However, I will be able to earn some additional credits at the first university. All the courses I take will qualify for the degree requirements but I will likely have extra ones that I wish to use for a second degree elsewhere. Before you ask, I am sending out applications at this stage and would like to find out the general rule. I assume that if you have a program requiring 30 hours and you earn 36 or 40 that universities will allow you to decide which ones are excess (assuming all requirements are met) and the additional ones will separate from the degree requirements on your transcript but wanted to make sure. Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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