Transfer Credit Policy
Maharishi University of Management uses a semester system with academic credits equal to standard semester credits.
MUM will accept as transfer credit toward its bachelor’s degree programs credit earned at any college that is a member of the Higher Learning Commission or other comparable U.S. “regional” accrediting association, or at an international university of comparable accreditation, or at an international university that has been specifically approved by the Registrar.
Transfer credit is always evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Credits applied toward undergraduate major requirements usually depend upon comparable courses being offered at MUM, though credits earned at acceptable universities will generally be transferable as elective credits toward MUM degrees.
Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover general education requirements, electives, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. Transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
The Admissions Office can provide an estimate of your transferable credits based on transcripts provided during the application process. For more exact information, our Enrollment Center and academic advisors can evaluate your transcripts either before enrollment or during academic advising sessions after you’ve enrolled.
Total transfer credits accepted from other institutions are posted on the student’s MUM transcript. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in calculating a student’s MUM grade point average. MUM converts transfer credit from quarter-hour institutions using the formula 1 quarter hour equals ⅔ of 1 semester hour.
- Students apply to their graduation advisor for evaluation of transfer credit.
- Transfer credit may be applied to the distribution requirement.
- Transfer credit may be applied to fulfill the writing requirements and the mathematics distribution requirement.
- Transfer students must apply for a transfer credit evaluation before the end of their first semester.
Mathematics requirements: Students whose transcripts on entry to MUM contain a mathematics course at the level of 100 or above, with a grade of C or above and taught by a mathematics department at an accredited university or college, are deemed to have satisfied MUM’s distribution requirement in mathematics. However, transfer credit for mathematics courses equivalent to Math 051, 152, 153, 161, 162, 281, or 282 does NOT satisfy mathematics requirements of those majors that require mathematics, and also CANNOT be applied to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for any course that has a mathematics prerequisite. For major and prerequisite mathematics requirements, the knowledge must be shown to be current on MUM’s Mathematics Placement Test.