Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Transfer Credit

 

Transfer Credit

Who Can Get Credit?

 

·         Traditional students can apply for transfer credit for Social Work courses from a CSWE accredited program.

·         Advanced Standing students can also apply for transfer credit, but because they obtain credits for their first year of course work when they are admitted to the program, the number of credits we will consider is limited and is generally not greater than two Social Work courses from a CSWE accredited program. 

 

How and When to Seek Credit

·         Newly admitted MSW students should request transfer credit for courses completed at a previous accredited college or university as soon as possible prior to their first semester.

·         Students must submit a transcript (official or unofficial) and course descriptions or syllabi for each course that they are requesting transfer credit consideration for to MSWtransfercredit@luc.edu.

·         If you wish to request transfer credit for field, please submit your field evaluations (mid-term and final) to MSWtransfercredit@luc.edu.

·          The review process can take up to 30–45 days. An e-mail will be sent to student's Loyola email address informing them of the outcome.

·         Decisions about transfer credit hour cannot be appealed.

 

What Courses Count?

Graduate Course Credit

·         You can obtain credit for Social Work courses from a CSWE accredited program at the Master’s level if this was your degree program.

·         You can obtain credit for non-Social Work courses in another discipline if those courses did not count toward your degree (they were electives) and they relate to social work. The courses will count as electives in our social work program.

·         You cannot obtain credit for non-Social Work courses in another discipline if those courses were required for your degree.

 

Other Restrictions:

·         You must have obtained a grade of B or higher in the course to get credit.

·         Courses at Community Colleges do not count as those are not CSWE accredited programs.

·         Credits awarded for non-Social Work courses in another discipline (electives) are limited to 6 credit hours.

·         You must have completed the course for which you are seeking credit no more than five years prior to admission.

 

Undergraduate Course Credit

·         You can obtain credit for Social Work courses from CSWE accredited programs at the Bachelor’s if you were a social work major.

·         You cannot obtain credit for courses in other disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology or Human Services, even if the content was similar.

·         You cannot obtain credit for courses in Social Work if you were not a social work major.