Transfer of Credits Policy

Transfer Credits
Credits from other academic institutions are accepted in accordance with WITS academic policies and regulations as described below. Official transcripts from each institution where college-level courses/exams were taken must be submitted. In addition, course descriptions and/or syllabi are required for transfer courses.

WITS accepts credits from:


  • Regionally accredited institutions

  • AIJS accredited institutions

  • Select National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)

  • Foreign credit evaluations that have been evaluated by a service such as WES, ECE, AACRO, SILNY and Gratz College Credit Evaluation Service (CES)

  • Credit by exam

    • Advanced Placement (AP) – minimum score of 4 is required

    • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – up to 12 credits are accepted and may be combined with foreign language exams and/or CCAP credits for a cap of 28 credits. CLEPs will not be accepted for courses in the major or minor. CLEPs may not be taken for courses given that semester.

    • NYU – New York University Foreign Language Exam

    • CompTIA certifications for credit

  • Courses Taken at Other Undergraduate Institutions


Once a student is enrolled at WITS all courses must be taken at WITS unless written permission is obtained in advance.

Any student who wishes to take a course at an institution other than WITS (including CCBC) must submit the Request to Take Outside Courses Form along with the course description and/or syllabus. This form must be submitted before the start of the semester in which the course will be taken. WITS does not guarantee credit will be granted for any course that does not have preapproval. Official transcripts are required to earn credit. Forms requesting permission to take an outside course are available on the WITS website under ‘Current Students’.

WITS is not responsible for the content or methods of instruction for courses taken outside of WITS.

Inter-Institution Contracted Credits
WITS has partnered with Gratz College and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to expand the course options available. These contracted courses are delivered by the specific institution. A separate application and registration process is necessary for these courses. Furthermore, WITS’ students must abide by the academic and institutional policies indicated by both WITS and the partnering institution. These courses fulfill WITS residency requirements and grades are calculated into the cumulative institutional GPA. Grades of “D” and above earn credit.

WITS can only register a student for a CCBC course if that student is concurrently enrolled for courses at WITS. Additionally, WITS may not sponsor a student at CCBC for a course offered at WITS. All changes to CCBC registration, including add/drop changes, must be processed through the Student Services Coordinator.

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