is one of the major
universities in Boston,
Law School, School of Management,
and College of Arts and Sciences
Suffolk University is
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
All Distance Calculus Courses
are offered through the
Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University.
Transferring Credits to Other Institutions
Most Distance Calculus and Distance Computer Science students are enrolled at other colleges, universities,
or high schools.
The #1 question all new prospective students have about taking a Distance Calculus/Computer Science course is:
"Will the units I earn in Distance Calculus/Computer Science transfer to my home school/college ?"
The basic answer is:
The main two tests for transferring credits from one academic institution to another
academic institution are the following:
Units and Credits
The issue of "units" or "credits" does play a role. At some institutions, every course is
4 units. At other institutions, every course is 3 units. [Sometimes courses are 5 units!]
You will need to determine how your school will transfer these course credits. If you are satisfying
a General Education requirement with this course, then usually the accepting school is only
concerned with "completing a General Education course in Computer Science", not necessarily concerned with
whether it is 3 credits or 4 credits.
ASK YOUR REGISTRAR FIRST
The golden key to success in transferring units from Distance Computer Science @ Suffolk University to
your home institution is talk with your Registrar about your plans first. Usually just a phone
call, an email, or a visit to the Registrar's office will suffice.
"Hi, Registrar, I am planning to take Introduction to Computer Science from another school via their Distance Education
offering. Specifically, Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. I plan to take their
'Programming for the World Wide Web' - 4 Credits. Here is a print out of their syllabus and course description, which
appears to be similar to courses in our Academic Catalog. Do you see any problems
with this plan?"
Registrars love to be asked questions
there are any problems. In all student
reports from those who asked their Registrars before enrolling in Distance Calculus/Computer Science,
the outcome has been very positive.
To date, there is not one single instance of a college/university/school refusing to accept
transfer units from Suffolk University's Distance Calculus/Computer Science program.
There have been instances of confusion on transferring credits; in all such cases, an
official letter from Suffolk University and a phone call or email have solved all problems