The Office of the Registrar will be able to assist with transfer credit questions. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you gather the necessary materials to allow for the transfer credit evaluation process:
Please be reminded that not all previously earned college credit will necessarily be applied towards the Dartmouth degree. Evaluation of transfer student transcripts and individual syllabi for each college course previously taken determines total credits awarded and the minimum number of terms of enrollment that will be necessary to complete Dartmouth degree requirements.
Students transferring to Dartmouth after their first or second years at other institutions will be allowed a maximum of 17 credits, and should be aware that depending on the number of credits approved for transfer, they may need to be in residence longer than they might have expected in order to complete their Dartmouth requirements. This may not be able to be determined until after you have arrived on campus in September.
You should also know that Dartmouth students are defined by their class year. Depending on the number of credits that transfer, the Registrar will designate you as a ’17 (member of the Class of 2017), or a ’16 (member of the Class of 2016). Once this class year designation has been assigned, it will not change.
All transfer students are assigned an initial Enrollment Pattern ("D-Plan") (see below) and may subsequently change it once their TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION is complete, which may be well into the fall term depending on each student’s unique circumstances.
Transfer students must be "in residence" a minimum of six "R-terms" (typically 18 credits), but may need as many as eight or nine "R-terms" (24-27 credits).
Those students entering as sophomores (up to 9 credits), must be in residence the summer after their sophomore year.
All transfer students are also required to be in residence the fall, winter and spring terms of their senior year.
Many factors influence how students individualize their D-Plans. The D-Plan consists of a combination of terms with the following designations:
Transfer students are encouraged to consult their undergraduate dean or utilize the various resources on Dartmouth's web pages for more information about D-Plans.
Sophomore (member of the Class of 2017) initial transfer Enrollment Pattern ("D-Plan") will look like this:
|'14 - '15||R||R||R||R|
|'15 - '16||L||R||R||L|
|'16 - '17||R||R||R|
Junior (member of the Class of 2016) initial transfer Enrollment Pattern ("D-Plan") will look like this:
|'14 - '15||R||R||R||L|
|'15 - '16||R||R||R|
Last Updated: 10/28/14