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Credit Transfer Policy

With the approval of the Academic Status Committee, credits earned at another law school will be accepted by the School of Law if certain criteria are satisfied.  Current Duquesne University School of Law students are required to petition the Academic Status Committee for approval BEFORE registering at another institution.

All of the following criteria must be met before the School of Law will accept transfer credits:

  1. The credits must be earned at an ABA-accredited law school,
  2. The grade earned in any course for which transfer credits are sought must be, at a minimum, the equivalent of the School of Law’s passing grade of “C”,
  3. Upper-level course credits must be for courses that are not included in the School of Law’s curriculum, and,
  4. No more than twenty-nine (29) transfer credits will be accepted toward satisfaction of the J.D. degree; provided, however, that no student may enroll in more than six (6) summer session elective credits either at the School of Law or at other ABA-accredited law schools.

Grades earned in courses accepted for transfer credit from other accredited law schools will not appear on a student's transcript, but transfer credits will be shown.