The Reiss-Davis Graduate School PsyD program is designed for mental health professionals at all stages of their career and from varied disciplines who aspire to earn a doctoral degree in Psychology.
The Transfer Credit Policy is part of the Reiss-Davis Graduate School admission requirements and procedures. RDGS uses the following criteria in determining whether academic credit is transferable to the PsyD program:
Applicants are encouraged to indicate their intention to request transfer credit at the time of application to the PsyD, but in all cases the official request must be completed within the first term of matriculation. Students apply to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credits by submitting:
The review of transfer credit requests must meet the expectations of the Dean and advising faculty who are familiar with the content of each course under consideration. There is no cost to the student for this process. Transfer of academic coursework taken after the student has matriculated in the PsyD is not permitted without prior approval of the Dean and Registrar. The student must complete and submit the Transfer Credit Request Form prior to enrolling in coursework at another institution. The criteria for review of possible transfer credit are identical to those for coursework taken prior to matriculation with the additional provision that students must be in good academic standing in the Reiss-Davis program at the time of the request.
In no case may students transfer in more than 24 quarter units (or the equivalent) either through coursework completed prior to or concurrent with enrollment at RDGS towards the completion of the 104 units of the PsyD. Dissertation development classes cannot be transferred. Academic units used to fulfill the requirements of an earned degree may not transfer to the RDGS PsyD.
Students who receive transfer credit for one or more courses may, as a result, register for less than a full course load during the term when the equivalent course(s) are offered. This may affect students’ full-time status and financial aid (both scholarship and external grants and loans). RDGS will make reasonable efforts to assist students, but it should be noted that the program operates on a cohort model. In general, students are expected to enroll in all courses in a given term for their particular cohort.
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION
The transferability of credits earned at the Reiss-Davis Graduate School is at the discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the credits earned at the Reiss-Davis Graduate School are at the discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. If the credits earned at the Reiss-Davis Graduate School are not accepted at the institution to which students seek to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all the coursework at that institution.
Due to the unique nature of the Reiss-Davis Graduate School's program and curriculum, its intensity, and the importance of continuity, it is the practice of the Reiss-Davis Graduate School that no credit towards completion of our degree program will be granted for prior experiential learning.