Students who are accepted as transfer students have spent a minimum of one semester at a school other than Vassar. The work they have completed at their previous institution(s) will be evaluated for transfer credit. Transfer students may also earn transfer credit once they have matriculated at Vassar. The maximum amount of transfer credit a transfer student may apply to their Vassar transcript is 17.0 units. Transfer students are also able to do summer work, go JYA, or take a domestic leave of absence, provided they have not exceeded their transfer credit limit.
Approved transfer units may be used to fulfill the freshman writing seminar, quantitative course, and/or foreign language requirements where appropriate and as evaluated by the dean of studies office. For information about transfer credit evaluation students should consult with the Office of the Dean of Studies.