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Transfer Credit Procedures

BEFORE approaching the Women's and Gender Studies Program for Transfer Credit, please be sure to review all the information posted by the Registrar's Office regarding Transfer Credit, including application deadlines. New policies and deadlines have been implemented by the Registrar's Office in the 2012-13 Academic Year. Student applications for transfer terms are now subject to review by a subcommittee of the Committee on Instruction, independent of whether or not a department or program will give transfer credit.

Review the Registrar's Office page on Study Away and Transfer Terms.

Women's and Gender Studies Transfer Credit Policies

To receive credit, a transfer course must be equal to the amount of coursework required by a Dartmouth course. For example, the reading requirements for a typical Dartmouth WGST course is 7-10 required books per ten week term, and a reading packet of 300-500 pages. Most Dartmouth WGST courses have a combination of several writing assignments and exams as well as a final project/paper.


1. Before Going on Leave Term

  • You must get a pre-approval from the Women's Studies Program by providing a detailed course description.
    • Approval is conditional, depending on the final syllabus, and other course requirements. To get final approval for your transfer course you must provide the documentation required under #2 below when you return to campus.
  • Only after you have submitted the appropriate documentation will the Women’s Studies Program review your course and approve it.

2. While on Leave Term

  •  Make sure you save the syllabus and any other course-related documents you receive while you are taking the course
    • If your documentation is limited, you’ll need to submit a written report including all of the information below.

3. When You Return

  • To receive final approval, you must provide the WGST Program the following:
    • Detailed course description
    • Length of semester, number of times the course met
    • Syllabus
    • Bibliography of Texts and articles read in the course
    • Course Requirements: all writing assignments, exams
    • Distribution credit equivalent
  • If your documentation was limited, you must submit a written report including all the information above. Do not hand in a stack of papers and expect the chair or steering committee to try to make sense of your course.
  • If satisfactory, form will be signed.

Last Updated: 9/17/12