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Credit Transfer

Mayo School of Health Sciences

Transfer of credit is not accepted by the Mayo School of Health Sciences except on a limited basis for the following programs:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Respiratory Care

MSHS program directors evaluate course work and make the final determination regarding credit transfer.

Mayo Medical School

Transfer of credits is not applicable to the Mayo Medical School.

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Transfer of credits is not applicable to the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Mayo Graduate School

A total of 21 credits may be transferred into the Ph.D. Program in compliance with the information below:

  • Elective Courses
    Students who wish to transfer graduate credits to substitute for a Mayo elective course must contact the Mayo course director and their Graduate Program Director. If the course director and the Graduate Program Director determine that a student has the knowledge equivalent to satisfactory performance in the Mayo course, the student may request the transfer credits. A letter from the course director and the Graduate Program Director must be sent to the Graduate School office to document the knowledge.

  • Core Courses
    Students who wish to transfer graduate credits to substitute or to waive credits for a Mayo core course must contact the Mayo course director and their Graduate Program Director. To substitute or to waive core course credits, the student is required to prove competence by taking an exam dictated by the course director on the subject.

    If the course director and the Graduate Program Director determine that a student has the knowledge equivalent to satisfactory performance in the Mayo core course, the student may request the transfer or waived credits. A letter from the course director and the Graduate Program Director must be sent to the Graduate School office to document the knowledge.

  • Track Required Courses
    Students who wish to transfer graduate credits to substitute or to waive credits for a track required course must contact the Mayo course director and their Graduate Program Director. To substitute or to waive track required course credits, at the Mayo course director and the Graduate Program Director's discretion the student is required to prove competence by taking an exam on the subject.

    If the course director and the Graduate Program Director determine that a student has the knowledge equivalent to satisfactory performance in the track required course, the student may request the transfer or waived credits. A letter from the course director and the Graduate Program Director must be sent to the Graduate School office to document the knowledge.

  • External Courses
    Students who wish to transfer credits not in substitution for a Mayo course(s) may request credit for graduate courses taken at another institution if they received a grade of A or B. The request must have the approval of the student's Graduate Program Director and the Graduate School. A description of the course from the course catalog or a course outline must accompany the request.

    The time interval since the credits were earned is a consideration in such decisions. Credits must normally have been earned within the previous five years, as determined by the Graduate Program Director.

Disability Services

Any student with a physical, psychiatric, sensory or learning disability may request reasonable accommodations after providing adequate documentation from appropriate licensed professionals to the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designated Disability Officer.

Required Documentation

In general, the documentation provided by the student should:

  • Be provided by a licensed professional in the appropriate specialty area.
  • Be a report on letterhead with a date and signature
  • Include both diagnostic information, as well as a discussion of the functional limitations the student has for major life activities and in the learning environment
  • Be less than three years old unless the condition is permanent and unchanging (e.g., a permanent vision or hearing deficit)
  • Be sufficiently detailed to support the accommodations being requested
  • Address the impact of treatment/therapy on the condition.

The student is responsible for providing the above documentation at their expense. The disability officer may request additional documentation if the material provided by the student is inadequate to determine the nature and extent of the disability or to support the requested accommodation. If the disability officer requests a second professional opinion, the individual school is responsible for the cost.

Successful accommodation of a student's needs takes time and careful planning. The student must request accommodations for a disability as soon as possible. For a new matriculating student, this should be done at least 6 weeks before arrival for orientation.

Procedure

  • The student notifies the associate dean, program director or equivalent in their school or program of a disability for which the student is requesting accommodations. For a new matriculating student, this should be done at least six weeks before arrival for orientation.
  • The associate dean, program director or equivalent reviews the Disability Services Policy with the student. The student is notified of the requirement to provide adequate documentation at the student's expense.
  • The associate dean, program director or equivalent notifies the designated Mayo Clinic College of Medicine disability officer, who meets with the student and reviews the documentation. The disability officer may request additional information if the documentation received is deemed inadequate to support the diagnosis or accommodations requested.
  • The designated disability officer summarizes the student's disability and recommended accommodations and provides a confidential summary to the associate dean, program director or equivalent.
  • The associate dean, program director or equivalent transmits the summary information to all involved instructors and preceptors of the student's need for specific accommodations.
  • The designated disability officer and the associate dean, program director or equivalent will have regular follow up with the student to ensure that reasonable accommodations are being implemented.

The student is responsible for requesting required accommodations from any external licensing or certification board (e.g., USMLE); and for providing documentation to that external board at their own expense.

  • April 26, 2012
  • ART609764