Transfer Credit Policy

An applicant accepted into a Swedish Institute program may be eligible to transfer credits from a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Requests for transfer credit should be submitted in advance of the start of class. Transfer credit may be granted if the following criteria have been met:

  • The coursework is not older than 5 years (technical courses) or 7 years (general education courses) from the applicant’s program start date at Swedish Institute.
  • The course is comparable in length and content to a course offered at Swedish Institute.
  • The course was passed with at least a “C” (2.0) grade as indicated on an official transcript. Transfer credit for bioscience (BIO) courses in the Nursing program (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology, with corresponding labs) requires a minimum “B-” (2.67 or higher) grade.
  • A maximum of 50% of overall course work necessary for graduation from the program student is enrolled in at the Swedish Institute may be accepted for transfer. Transfer credit maximum for Massage Therapy is 500 Hours.

All transfer requests must be in writing and must include official transcript(s). All coursework and units accepted for transfer are subject to the approval of the Director of Education or the academic Dean of the department offering the program.

Depending on the program, transfer credit may require further assessment, including a challenge exam, to ensure that knowledge and skills learned previously are adequate and current. This may occur, for example, if the material covered is out-of-date or course length differs from courses offered at Swedish Institute.

Please note:

  • No transfer credit will be granted for nursing (NUR) courses or massage clinic courses.
  • Credit awarded on the basis of an unofficial or student-copy transcript is provisional in nature.
  • Credit will only be fully authorized upon receipt of an official transcript directly from the institution.
  • If student was permitted to take advanced courses based on evaluation of an unofficial copy, and official transcript is not submitted to the Swedish Institute within 21 days of the start of classes, the transfer will be denied resulting in withdrawal from the advanced courses. Student will be liable for all tuition and fee charges incurred during the 21-day period.
  • A fee applicable for transfer credits and/or challenge examination will be billed for the term in which credit is granted. (See Catalog Tuition and Fees section)