Master of Arts in Labor Studies

Once admitted into the MA in Labor Studies, students may transfer from 3 to 12 academic credits from previous graduate programs into the degree, provided that the courses were completed with a grade of B or higher within five years of the time of application and are equivalent to comparable courses in the program.

Newly-enrolled students should work with their academic advisor in the first semester to complete the transferal process. Students applying to transfer credits must provide a course description and syllabus. The Department Chair of Labor Studies will review these materials and evaluate transfer credits for their equivalence to specific courses and consistency with program learning objectives, standards, and norms.

Exceptions to these requirements may be considered under special circumstances, but students must present authoritative evidence of sufficient and current competence in the learning objectives of the courses whose credits the student wishes to transfer.

Prospective students wishing to discuss previous graduate credits and transfer eligibility should contact Irene Garcia-Mathes, Academic Advisor for the MA in Labor Studies, at Irene.Garcia-Mathes@slu.cuny.edu.

Master of Arts in Urban Studies

Once admitted into the MA in Urban Studies, students may transfer from 3 to 12 academic credits from previous graduate programs into the degree, provided that the courses were completed with a grade of B or higher within five years of the time of application and are equivalent to comparable courses in the program.

Newly-enrolled students should work with their academic advisor in the first semester to complete the transferal process. Students applying to transfer credits must provide a course description and syllabus. The Department Chair of Urban Studies will review these materials and evaluate transfer credits for their equivalence to specific courses and consistency with program learning objectives, standards, and norms.

Exceptions to these requirements may be considered under special circumstances, but students must present authoritative evidence of sufficient and current competence in the learning objectives of the courses whose credits the student wishes to transfer.

Prospective students wishing to discuss previous graduate credits and transfer eligibility should contact Samina Shahidi, Academic Advisor for the MA in Urban Studies, at samina.shahidi@cuny.edu.

Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Community Studies

All bachelor’s degree candidates are eligible to transfer up to 90 academic credits from previous educational institutions.  Students must successfully complete at least 30 academic credits after matriculation to the degree in the BA in Urban and Community Studies at the CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies.

During the transfer evaluation process, courses taken at other institutions are used to fulfill CUNY SLU requirements, where possible.  The credit value of transferred courses is assigned to match the credit value of the equivalent course. Other acceptable forms of transfer credit include credit for college-level subject-area examinations such as CLEP, UExcel or DANTES/DSST; and credit for ACE-evaluated corporate or military training.

Official transfer credit evaluations are made after CUNY SLU has received all final and official transcripts from all institutions attended, and a student is accepted into the program. All transfer credit evaluations must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Urban Studies. Students can expect to receive the official transfer credit evaluation prior to registering for their first term of enrollment.  Transfer credit grades do not compute into the bachelor’s degree grade point average.

For more information about the transfer credit policy at CUNY SLU, please contact June Cumberbatch, advisor for the BA in Urban and Community Studies, at June.Cumberbatch@slu.cuny.edu.