Transfer of Credit

Upon receipt of a transfer applicant’s transcript, course syllabi, and deposit fee, the Office of Academic Services serves as the liaison to Babson’s faculty who determine a course’s transferability. In assessing courses for credit, faculty ensure that the course is both at an equal level of rigor to Babson’s curriculum and that the course is similar in content to those offered at Babson. Credit is awarded only for faculty approved courses in which the student has earned a grade of “C” (2.0/4.0) or better. Transfer students must complete at least two years of study at Babson in order to earn their degrees, therefore, the maximum number of transfer credits Babson will award is 65.

Review of transfer credit will not begin until the transfer student's transcript, course syllabi, and deposit fee have been received. The Office of Academic Services is not able to provide information on the exact number or type of transfer credits Babson will award until incoming transfer students arrive on campus. At the start of a students first semester, their Class Dean will review the Babson curriculum and the courses/credits the student is transferring to Babson as well as those needed to complete their degree. The Office of Academic Services will register the student for their first semester classes.

Curriculum Guidelines

Once admitted to Babson College, students should submit their courses for review. Students interested in transferring to Babson are encouraged to take classes in the following areas:

Discover Phase courses typically taken at Babson in the first year:   

  • Business Statistics​
  • ​Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • College Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Liberal Arts Courses