Advanced Standing, Transfer of Graduate Credits

Advanced standing by exam can provide students with exemptions from taking specific required courses based on their knowledge, but does not reduce the credits required to complete their UC graduate degree. Transfer of graduate credits can reduce the credits required to complete the UC degree. Students must apply to their program for such exemptions/credits by the end of their first year in the program, or prior to the final semester of study, whichever comes first. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to make such applications during their first semester at UC to assure their course of study is optimized.