After being admitted to the Monterey Institute, a student may petition the dean of the appropriate Graduate School to consider courses taken elsewhere at accredited institutions for satisfaction of specific Institute degree requirements.

A minimum residency requirement of 30 credits is required for all Monterey Institute degrees. Transfer credit is limited to 25 percent of graduate degree requirements, and 50 percent of upper division undergraduate requirements.

Courses counted toward a previous degree cannot be transferred to the Monterey Institute for credit.

Students studying at the 300-400 level at Institute-approved language study centers abroad are eligible to transfer four credits of language. An official transcript demonstrating hours completed and course level must be presented to complete the transfer. Transfer of up to four credits from other accredited (non-Institute-approved) study abroad institutions may be possible, but the student should consult the dean of GSTILE in advance, with information about the program, to determine whether the program meets Institute requirements for transfer. Language courses taken prior to enrollment at the Monterey Institute cannot be used to satisfy the language requirement at the Monterey Institute, unless they were taken through a Middlebury or Monterey program in the summer immediately prior to the student’s matriculation at the Institute.

Proposed transfer graduate courses must meet the Institute’s degree requirements, and the student must have earned a grade of B or better.

Proposed upper division undergraduate courses must meet the Institute’s degree requirements, and the student must have earned a grade of B or better.

Grades assigned by other institutions for courses that are transferred to the Monterey Institute are not calculated in the Institute grade point average.

The Monterey Institute maintains exchange programs with other academic institutions whereby students at either institution may register for courses taught at the other. Please consult the Center for Advising and Career Services for further information. The Institute confers credit for the course taken upon receipt of a sealed transcript from the exchange institution by the Institute Records Office. Note: International students should ensure that they meet all visa requirements prior to participating in an exchange program.