Students are entitled to use transfer credit as part of their Paul Smith’s College programs, subject to certain limits. Degreeseeking students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours with Paul Smith’s College, with at least 15 of those credits in the major. Institutional credit requirements cannot be fulfilled by developmental courses. No more than half of the upper-level courses required in each program may be transferred in for credit.
For a minor, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of institutional credit, and for a certificate, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Credit earned through approved externships, approved international study (CELL, for example) or study through a consortium relationship counts toward institutional credit.
Students may use the same institutional credit to fulfill requirements for their minors, certificates, and degrees unless otherwise restricted within the specific degree, minor, or certificate requirements.