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Entering Transfer Students: Transferring Coursework

Transfer students will soon receive (or may have already received) a letter from the Registrar's Office detailing how to view how their coursework has come in to Richmond. Final transcripts should be received in our Registrar's Office by June 27.

For specific information about transferring credit earned during high school (via AP or IB tests or through college coursework) see and follow the instructions on the First-Year Transfer Credit page.

Credit Basics

The University of Richmond's curriculum is based on a 35-unit bachelor's degree. One Richmond unit is considered to be equivalent to 3.5 semester hours. Therefore, transfer credit from universities under the semester-hour system may not transfer as exactly one Richmond unit. Students may transfer a maximum of 5 courses valued at 3-semester hours as 1 unit. After this 5-course maximum has been met, 3-semester hour courses will transfer as 0.86 units. 4-semester hours courses will transfer as 1.14 units.

Also, transfer students must complete a specific number of units at Richmond in order to receive their degree. This depends on how much coursework has been completed prior to transferring and is as follows:

  • If you have completed up to one year at another institution, you must complete at least 23 units at Richmond.
  • If you have completed up to one and one half years of study at another institution, you must completed at least 20.5 units at Richmond.
  • If you have completed 2 or more years of study at another institution, you must complete at least 17.5 units at Richmond.

For additional details concerning transfer students, please visit richmond.edu/transfer/index.html.

Department-Specific Transfer Credit Information

Please visit the following department pages to learn more about transferring coursework.

New Spiders

Visit New Spiders for important information and instructions you need to begin your years at the University of Richmond.