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Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541

Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Pre-matriculation Transfer Credit

Information on this page pertains to matriculating First-Year students. Transfer students, please find helpful resources in the ORC/Catalog and Undergraduate Deans’ webpage for Transfer Students.


Pre-matriculation transfer credits are reviewed by the Registrar.  The awarding of pre-matriculation credit and formal requests for exemptions must be made within the first term of study, unless specifically permitted by the department/program in which the course is offered.  Retroactive approval is not guaranteed.

Courses offered by accredited degree-granting institutions are potentially acceptable for transfer credit provided the courses are an integral part of an officially defined undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum; online courses, those given by extension programs, or internship programs are not transferable. Only courses and/or credits that were not used to satisfy any high school graduation requirements are eligible for transfer. Pre-matriculation transfer credits do not satisfy any part of the Distributive, World Culture, or Interdisciplinary requirements. Students should be aware that some departments and programs have restrictive policies toward transfer credit.

Please provide the following information when submitting your application to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Pre-matriculation Transfer Credit Form (PDF) with signature from department/program chair or designee
  • Official transcript from the prior institution
  • Course description and syllabi
  • Documentation to verify that the courses and/or credits did not fulfill your high school graduation requirements

Last Updated: 9/19/22