Transfer Credit

Through Tel Aviv University coursework, credit from advanced-standing examinations such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or college coursework completed at an institution other than TAU, Dual Degree Program students will transfer up to 60 of the 124 credits required for degree completion at Columbia University. Similarly, students will transfer at least 40 of the 120 credits required for graduation from TAU from their Columbia University coursework.

Eligible pre-program transfer credit will be evaluated by the admissions committee at the point of admission into the Dual Degree Program and communicated to students on a case by case basis. Students admitted to the Dual Degree Program may transfer credit only from the institutions listed on their application for admission at the time the application is submitted. Coursework from institutions not listed on the application for admission will not be considered for transfer credit. Transcripts from all institutions previously attended must be listed on the application form and submitted to the School of General Studies. Failure to report and send transcripts from all schools previously attended is considered academic dishonesty and may result in disciplinary action including rescinding the offer of admissions.

In all cases, transfer credit from all pre-program coursework must be finalized within six months of matriculation. Students who wish to undertake additional academic experiences once enrolled in the Dual Degree Program may only do so with the approval of the Columbia academic advisor. For additional information on transferring credits, please visit the Transfer Credit section of the School of General Studies website.

During the first two years of the Program, TAU will send student transcripts to Columbia for transfer credit evaluation. Before the start of their third year, Dual BA students will receive the maximum 60 allowable transfer credits toward the 124 credit minimum required for the Columbia undergraduate degree for coursework completed at TAU.

Students will also receive a Core Requirement Checklist, compiled by their advising deans. This checklist will detail which of the core requirements have been satisfied by transfer credit.

Classroom hours are relatively similar at both TAU and Columbia.

GPA and Grade Conversion

A student’s Columbia GPA only factors into courses completed at Columbia. To determine an approximate GPA based on TAU coursework, Dual Degree Program students can use the Grade Conversion Chart below.

The following grade conversions apply between TAU and Columbia:

* The Columbia University grading scale does not distinguish between D+/D/D- grades.

Students at Columbia are given both letter and numerical grades as follows:

These grades are weighted for each class based upon the credit value.