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Transfer Credit Information

Incoming Matriculating Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students are eligible for up to 15 credits upon matriculation at Dartmouth, and must submit paperwork and have it approved before the end of their first term on campus. These courses include Spanish 1, 2, 3 and other upper division courses. Ideally the paperwork (syllabi, grades, course work when applicable) should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the summer before matriculation. Once submitted, the Registrar’s Office then prepares a document that goes to the individual departments for approval. These transfer credits can be granted for equivalent courses (courses similar in content, hours etc. to Dartmouth courses), or non-equivalent courses (courses that are not quite the same as Dartmouth courses, but courses that merit a credit).

The designated person/s in the department (chair, major/minor advisor and/or the Language Program Director) will make a final decision as to which courses can be awarded transfer credit, and will send the approved and signed documents back to the Registrar’s Office as soon as they are approved. The chair signs off on all transfer credit.

Matriculated Dartmouth students

Incoming matriculating and already matriculated Dartmouth students are not eligible for transfer credits for courses numbering 1, 2, or 3, which means that they cannot fulfill their language requirement with transfer credits taken before or after they matriculate. They can ask to take a qualifying exam (oral interview and written composition, or the internal placement exam with the LPD or a qualified member of the department) in order to determine their language placement after taking language courses at another university or abroad, but they will not receive credit for Spanish 1, 2, or 3 taken at other institutions. The chair signs off on all transfer credit for courses above Spanish 3.

For Courses Spanish 9 and Above Taken Before Matriculating at Dartmouth

Paperwork (syllabi, grades, course work when applicable) should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first term on campus. Once submitted, the Registrar’s Office will prepare a document that goes to the Spanish and Portuguese department for approval. Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent courses (courses similar in content, hours etc. to Dartmouth courses), or non-equivalent courses (courses that are not quite the same as Dartmouth courses, but courses that merit a credit). The chair signs off on all transfer credit.

For Courses Spanish 9 and Above Which Students Will Take Off Campus After a Student Has Matriculated at Dartmouth

Paperwork (syllabi, course descriptions) should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office the term before the student will be off campus. Once submitted, the Registrar’s Office will prepare a document that goes to the Spanish and Portuguese department for pre-approval. Students must bring back course work (syllabi, work submitted for the courses, transcripts with grades). Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent courses (courses similar in content, hours etc. to Dartmouth courses), or non-equivalent courses (courses that are not quite the same as Dartmouth courses, but courses that merit a credit). The chair signs off on all transfer credit.

LSA Equivalent Courses, and Higher-level Language Courses

Paperwork (syllabi, course descriptions) should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office the term before the student will be off campus. Once submitted, the Registrar’s Office will prepare a document that goes to the Spanish and Portuguese department for pre-approval. Students must bring back course work (syllabi, work submitted for the courses, transcripts with grades). Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent courses (courses similar in content, hours etc. to Dartmouth courses), or non-equivalent courses (courses that are not quite the same as Dartmouth courses, but courses that merit a credit). The chair signs off on all transfer credit.

Contact person at the Registrar’s Office is Bethanne Tillotson.

Last Updated: 2/20/14