Application FAQs - Course registration

Question: 

Can I transfer credits from another graduate program and have them counted towards my degree in your program?

Students may transfer up to 9 credits of graduate courses obtained from another university. The following conditions and procedure is required to transfer any credits.

In order to be counted towards graduation, the credits must be evaluated by one of our faculty members. The evaluation must establish equivalence between a course being transferred from another institution to a Computer Science course in Stony Brook, which is accepted as part of the graduation requirements (see the Graduate Program Handbook). The faculty member must be one of those who are teaching the corresponding graduate course on a regular basis. The professor typically evaluates the course materials/contents, student transcripts, etc. The approval is not automatic and we generally take a very careful look at such transfer requests.

Graduate courses that do not meet the previous requirement can be transferred without being counted towards graduation. This can sometimes be useful because students who have earned 24 graduate credits of any kind need to be registered for only 9 credits (instead of 12) in order to have full status. Therefore, gaining this status early might reduce tuition liability.

 

FAQ Admission Type: 
Course registration
Question: 

What courses should I register for?

Please refer to the FAQ for the MS and PhD programs.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Course registration
Question: 

When can I register for courses? If I wait to register will all the classes be full?

Students may register for classes once all holds by International Services and the Graduate School are lifted. We suggest that you register for courses as soon as possible.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Course registration