Undergraduate students may earn a maximum of 32 course equivalency credits for professional experiences they have had before matriculating in Gallatin. The process of receiving credit begins with the compilation of an extensive portfolio documenting the student’s learning experiences prior to Gallatin matriculation and ends with a rigorous evaluation process by NYU faculty. Students must demonstrate through the portfolio that they have mastered the material they would have learned in comparable NYU courses.
Please note: Course equivalency credits will be applied toward the transfer credit limit. The number of course equivalency and transfer credits may not exceed 64 units.
Course equivalency credit does not count toward the undergraduate residency requirement and should therefore be submitted in time to be evaluated before the senior year. Credits will not be evaluated for undergraduate students who intend to graduate with more than 128 units.
To begin the process of applying for course equivalency credit, students should consult the director of external programs about the rules and regulations governing the course equivalency process.