We’d like to start by thanking those students, staff, and faculty members who attended the Graduate Information Session this past Thursday. It was one of our most attended information sessions of the last two years thanks in large part to a new format. For those students reading who have not been to an information session but have been thinking about it, there will be another one on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The agenda for the night is below and pre-event registration is available on www.usj.edu/gradregistrationinfo.
4:30pm-4:45pm Check-In (Light refreshments will be available)
4:45pm-5:00pm Welcome address from the Director of Graduate Admissions
5:00pm-6:30pm Graduate Information Session
*There will be a special presentation by both Teacher Licensure and Behavior Analysis starting at 5:00pm.
On to other pressing business … transfer credits!
Graduate students at the University of Saint Joseph are eligible to have transfer credits reviewed after they have been admitted to a degree program. In order to have transfer credits reviewed, a student must submit the Transfer Credit Request Form (located on www.usj.edu/gradforms), an official transcript showing the grade for the course, and a course syllabus and/or course description. Once all that information is submitted, the Program Director reviews the file and if the transfer credits are approved, the information is sent to our Registrar’s Office to be added to the student’s transcript. Students at the University of Saint Joseph generally have the option to transfer in up to six credits from institutions where they completed previous graduate work. While more credits will occassionally be accepted, it’s important to note that any graduate student at the University of Saint Joseph must complete a minimum of 24 credits with our program to be eligible to receive their degree. Should a student receive transfer credit, the student should set up an appointment with their advisor to create a revised plan of study because that document is used to audit the student’s file and degree at the conclusion of their program. Should anyone have specific questions about transfer credits, we’d be happy to help!