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. Grades earned in courses accepted for transfer credit will not be included in the computation of a student’s grade point average.
All of the following criteria must be met before the School of Law will accept transfer credits:
- The credits must be earned at an ABA-accredited law school,
- 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”,
- Upper-level course credits must be for courses that are not included in the School of Law’s curriculum, and,
- 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.
Articulation Agreement - Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
Duquesne University School of Law participates in the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) consortium which has a cross registration program that permits full time law students to cross register at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Enrollment is limited to no more than one course per semester and the course cannot be offered at your home institution. Students will not receive a transcript from the host school.
The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs must receive a typed letter seeking permission to participate in the PCHE articulation agreement program. Once approved, the student must follow the information below:
- First priority in registration is given to students of the host college. Cross registered students are not placed on a waitlist.
- Please check course pre-requisites and course restrictions
- Please check exam schedules between the two schools
- Students should pick up a PCHE cross registration form from your Law School Registrar's Office.
- Students must obtain the proper signatures and return the form to your Law School Registrar's Office during registration.
- The HOME registrar's office will forward the form to the host institution for approval.
- The HOST registrar's office will notify the student by email or phone if the cross registration has been approved or not approved.
Grades earned in courses taken at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law will appear on the student's transcript, but the grade will not be included in the computation of the student's grade point average.