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University Policy

College of Pharmacy – Elective Transfer Credit

Policy Number: 3349-AC-501
Effective Date: 05/31/2022
Responsible Department: College of Pharmacy


To establish the standards for transferring credits of elective courses taken at another College of Pharmacy with Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Evaluation (ACPE) accreditation.


This policy applies to all students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy (COP) who are interested in receiving credit for elective courses taken at other ACPE accredited pharmacy schools.


“Transfer Credit” refers to credit awarded by the NEOMED for elective course work earned at another ACPE accredited institution or nationally recognized professional organization.


  1. Elective Transfer Credits
    If elective credit earned at another accredited college of pharmacy constitutes a logical part of the student’s program, Transfer Credits may be accepted by the COP.

    1. The student must have the Associate Dean of Education and Interprofessional Education or their designee approve of the Transfer Credits in writing.
    2. Transfer Credit cannot exceed the required number of elective credits in the COP curriculum.
    3. Grades equal to 70 (C-) or higher will be recorded as “P” on the transcript; grades less than 70 (C-) will not be transferred.
    4. The courses to be transferred may not have been used in a degree program at another institution.
    5. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Education and Interprofessional Education or their designee with accompanying official transcripts sent to the office of the Registrar by Dec 1 of the P4 academic year and/or prior to submitting the Application for Graduation.
    6. Students are responsible for the cost of external electives.  NEOMED Cost of Attendance will not be altered to include electives taken at outside institution(s).
    7. Students are not permitted to utilize financial aid received at NEOMED to cover the cost of education at a secondary university.
    8. While students are eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid at two universities at the same time, it is the student’s responsibility to inform NEOMED Office of Financial Aid of their intent to do so.  Failure to do so could result in the loss of eligibility at NEOMED and the student’s responsibility to repay any aid received that they will no longer qualify for due to annual aggregates to the student loan program.
  2. Transfer Credit Appeal Process
    1. Students may appeal the denial of Transfer Credits utilizing the process established in the Transfer Credit Appeal Policy 3349-AC-253.



Lisa Noland
Administrative Specialist
Phone: 330.325.6354
Email: lnoland@neomed.edu

Office of General Counsel

Northeast Ohio Medical University