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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 Respiratory Care Program. Program directors evaluate coursework and make the final determination regarding credit transfer.

Mayo Medical School

Transfer of credit is not applicable to Mayo Medical School.

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Transfer of credit is not applicable to 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 these guidelines:

  • Elective courses. Students who wish to transfer graduate credits to substitute for a Mayo elective course must contact the Mayo course director and their program director. If the course director and the 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 program director must be sent to the Mayo Graduate School office to document the knowledge.
  • Core courses. Students who wish to transfer graduate credits to substitute or waive credits for a Mayo core course must contact the Mayo course director and their 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 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 program director must be sent to the Mayo Graduate School office to document the knowledge.

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

    If the course director and the 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 program director must be sent to the Mayo 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 program director and Mayo 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 program director.

Accommodation for disabilities

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine will make reasonable effort to accommodate students, residents, fellows and postgraduates (collectively referred to as "learners") with disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. All matriculated learners, with or without reasonable accommodation, must be able to meet the academic and technical standards of the individual schools and programs.

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.

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

Procedure

  1. The learner will notify the associate dean, program director or equivalent in his or her school or program of a disability for which the learner is requesting accommodations. For a new matriculating learner, this should be done as soon as possible, and before arrival for orientation.
  2. The associate dean, program director or equivalent will review this policy with the learner.
  3. The associate dean, program director or equivalent will notify the designated Mayo Clinic College of Medicine disability officer who will meet with the learner and review the request. If the learner has medical records or reports documenting the disability, the learner should bring these to the meeting. The disability officer may request additional information if the documentation received is deemed inadequate to support the diagnosis or accommodations requested. The learner will provide this documentation at his or her own expense. Information about a learner's disabilities and accommodations should be kept confidential with only those who have a need to know.
  4. The designated disability officer will summarize the learner's disability and recommended accommodations and provide a confidential summary to the associate dean, program director or equivalent.
  5. The associate dean, program director or equivalent will transmit the summary information to all involved instructors and preceptors of the learner's need for specific accommodations.
  6. The designated disability officer and the associate dean, program director or equivalent will have regular follow-up with the learner to ensure that reasonable accommodations are being implemented.
  7. The learner will be responsible for requesting any needed accommodations from any external licensing or certification board (for example, United States Medical Licensing Examination) and for providing documentation to that external board at his or her own expense.
  • Feb 10, 2015
  • ART609764