UW Graduate School

Transfer Credit

Graduate level coursework taken at another academic institution is not applicable toward a doctoral degree; exceptions may be made for transfer students accompanying new University of Washington faculty hires. Upon admission to the University of Washington, a petition to waive Graduate School requirements may be submitted on the student’s behalf and will be reviewed on an individual basis. Note: General examinations, candidacy, 27 dissertation credits, and a final examination cannot be waived regardless of any transfer credits that are approved.