Transfer of Credit Policy

We accept, on an individual basis, transfer of credits from any other accredited Master’s or Doctoral Program for courses which are equivalent to courses in the curriculum of ICSW’s Master’s or Doctoral Program pending approval by the Academic Dean or the Director of the Master’s Program.


  • Courses from other programs must be evaluated by the Academic Dean and the Director of the Master’s Program.
    • The evaluation will include a judgment of the general similarity in content and clock hours.
  • We will accept credits totaling no more than twenty percent of the required coursework in any degree program.
  • Clinical Practicum and case conference courses may be eligible for transfer of credit consideration.
  • Courses may be no less than 5 years old to be eligible for transfer credit.
  • Transcripts and syllabi need to be reviewed for content prior to granting transfer credit approval.

ICSW has always had a “test-out” policy for any course. Students must successfully complete the evaluation of student learning activities to demonstrate knowledge of course content.