If you’re ready for new horizons, ready to broaden both your academic and your life experience, then The American University of Rome is the perfect place to complete your degree and we invite you to apply today as a transfer applicant.

We truly value the rich variety of experiences and backgrounds that transfer students add to our student body. If you can demonstrate a willingness to integrate within a multi-cultural, multi-national environment in a new city on a new continent and a thirst to follow your academic interests in a more global context, integrated with the experience of living abroad then we would be proud to welcome you into our community.

AUR enrolls transfer students in both the January (spring) and September (fall) semesters. You are eligible to apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed at least one semester (12 credits) at another college or university.

General policy for Transfer students

The American University of Rome determines the number of transfer credits to be accepted towards fulfilling requirements for a degree. Up to 50% of transfer credits can be applied towards a student’s major.

General guidelines are as follows:

  • A minimum of 45 credits for a bachelor degree must be earned at AUR. For an associate degree, a minimum of 30 credits must be earned at the University.
  • At least 15 credits earned at AUR must be in major-specific upper-level courses.
  • The final semester (Fall or Spring) must be completed in residence at AUR.

Procedure

  • The Admissions Office will evaluate transfer credits from accepted applicants and will inform students of their accepted transfer credits along with their notice of admission.
  • Transfer credits may be re-evaluated if a student changes his/her major.
  • All college transcripts and test examination results must be original or official copies. Foreign transcripts must be translated into certified English, but always presented with the original copy in the foreign language. Italian language documents may be accepted.

Transfer Credit Criteria

US UNIVERSITIES | COLLEGES
Grades of C or above are transferable for full academic credit.

  • From the SEMESTER SYSTEM:
    Students will receive equal credit compensation, provided that the courses satisfy the requirements of the major.
  • From the QUARTER SYSTEM:
    Credit will be accepted at a 3:2 ratio. A course worth 5 quarter credits is accepted as a 3 credit course. A class worth 4 quarter credits will transfer as 2.7 semester credits – advisors can decide to either group several transfer courses together as Free Electives or to couple various transfer courses to equal one or more AUR courses.

AUR reserves the right to determine what credit-bearing courses can be accepted for academic credit. The following are not eligible for transfer credit:

  • Life Learning Experience
  • Physical education, dancing, cooking classes, etc.
  • Pass/Fail/Satisfactory grades or advanced standing waivers
  • Developmental or remedial level (typically with a course code starting with 0)

Accreditation status of the institution must be verified on the Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by recognized United States accrediting organizations to be eligible for transfer credit.

NON-US UNIVERSITIES
AUR will verify the eligibility of foreign institutions without US accreditation.
Additional criteria applied for transfer evaluation:

  • Number of contact hours
  • Review of grading policy

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES
All universities that use ECTS will be evaluated on a 2:1 ratio with US credits. Therefore, 6 ECTS credits are equivalent to 3 AUR credits. Student homework will not be counted.

ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES
Grades of 22 (out of 30) or above are accepted for transfer credit.

See Transfer Student Application Requirements here

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