The Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) is a higher education institution that offers graduate courses. PHSU has established the following institutional policy to guide the transfer of credits for the courses that students have taken in other academic institutions.
The maximum number of total credits that may be recognized shall not be more than 30 percent of the total number of credits in the curriculum, in order to complete the graduation requirements, except for the Medical Education Program.
A formal/written request for the transfer of credits must be filled at the Admission’s Office in the Deanship of Students Affairs. Requests for transfer of credits must be made no later than the second week of classes of the first trimester/semester for entering students at PHSU.
It is the responsibility of the student to facilitate the official catalog and transcript from the institution on which the courses were taken. Only original transcripts are accepted and must be sent directly from the University of Origin to the Registrar’s Office of PHSU. Only graduate courses from institutions accredited by the Puerto Rico Council of Education (PR-CE) or by a regionally accrediting agency (MSCHE or equivalent) are eligible for transfer of credits.
An ad hoc transfer of credits committee with representation from the Student Affairs and the Academic Affairs and a faculty member and the director of the program the student is enrolled evaluates the requests and make final decisions based on institutional and programmatic transfer of credit policies and procedures.