Transfer of Credit

For each entering class at the College, the Office of Academic Affairs will review all previous learning experiences that occurred prior to enrollment at Guttman. This includes previous coursework, exams completed, and other learning experiences within or outside of a college/university.

For former Guttman students applying for readmission to Guttman, the Office of Academic Affairs will review only coursework that was completed at a CUNY institution during the semesters between previous Guttman enrollment and Guttman readmission.

Transfer of Credit Eligibility

To qualify for credit, the following conditions must apply:

Prior Coursework Completed

  1. Coursework at CUNY, including College Now, must show a grade of D or better.
  2. College coursework completed during high school at a non-CUNY institution must show a grade of C or better.

Prior Exams Completed

  1. An AP score of 3 or above
  2. An AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) score of E or better (US equivalent to C or better)
  3. A CLEP (College Level Examination Program) score of 50 or above
  4. A DLPT (Defense Language Proficiency Test) score of 3 or above
  5. A DSST (DANTES) score of 400 on Criterion Referenced test, or 45 on Norm Referenced test
  6. An IB (International Baccalaureate) – Higher Level (HL) only score of 5 or better
  7. An UEXCEL (Excelsior College Exams) grade of C or better

Prior Learning Experience Completed

Learning Experiences refer to non-credit courses taken within or outside of a college/university, participation in programs with educational content (e.g. study-abroad, supervised research), and professional or military training (whether or not this results in credentials or certification).

Transfer of Credit Evaluation Process

Students who believe they are eligible for transfer credit based on previous learning experiences should complete the Transfer of Credit Evaluation Form. The form and any required supporting documentation should be emailed to:

The Office of Academic Affairs will make a determination whether or not such experiences are applicable towards a degree at Guttman. If the credit that is awarded is in lieu of a course typically taken in the first year, the Office of Academic Affairs will work with the Registrar and the Office of Student Engagement to create a course schedule that reflects the credit earned.

If credit is awarded, it will appear on the Guttman transcript in conformance with CUNY policies for posting outside credit.

Appeals of the Transfer Credit Evaluation may be made to the Committee on Academic Appeals whose decision will be final.