Transfer Credit Information

Current UD Students Transferring Credit from Other Institutions:

You may choose to take courses at other institutions while you are enrolled at UD. Before doing so, you must complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation form. The form requires signatures from the department offering the University’s equivalent course and from your college’s assistant dean. If you do not complete this form prior to enrolling in the course, we are not obligated to accept your transfer course(s) and credits.  Note: Only credits, not grades, are transferable, and you must earn at least a “C” grade in a course for it to be transferable. To determine course equivalency for transferring courses,visit UD’s Transfer Center

Review the HDFS Advisement Center Guide to Transferring Credits for current students for helpful tips:

Students Transferring to UD from Other Institutions:

  • If you transfer to University of Delaware from another college or university, you need to have either 30 of your last 36 credits at University of Delaware or 90 of your first 100 credits at UD.
  • To determine how your credits will transfer to the University of Delaware, you can review the Registrar’s page for newly admitted students.
  • Review the HDFS Advisement Center Guide to Transferring Credits for new students for helpful tips:


Current UD Students in Other Majors Transferring to an HDFS major:

We welcome transfer students from other majors and departments at the University. To ensure that our majors are a good fit with your academic and career goals, we require that you first contact the HDFS Department to meet with an Advisor to discuss your interests, career plans, and any special needs.  You can call 302-831-6500 to set up an appointment.

Applying for Internal Transfer for:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) major and Human Services: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education majors:

  • Current University of Delaware students must contact the HDFS Department to request an appointment to discuss departmental transfer policies with the appropriate person.
  • Submit the Application for Internal Transfer with supporting documentation (including documentation of passing Praxis Core scores for applicants with 32 or more credit hours).
  • Students are notified of review committee’s decision within one week of receipt of the completed application.

Minimum requirements ECE and FCS majors:

  • Minimum GPA required based on number of completed credit hours:
    • 0-32 credits 2.25 GPA
    • 33-60 credits 2.4 GPA as well as passing Praxis Core scores
    • 61+ credits 2.5 GPA as well as passing Praxis Core scores
  • A statement of your educational and career goals saved in a Word document and emailed to Dr. Worden (worden@udel.edu)
  • Copy of Praxis scores (if not submitted electronically to UD by ETS) for applicants with more than 32 credits. Call (302) 831-6717 or visit the teacher education website for more details on state requirements.

Human Relations Administration (HR Admin) and Human Services (HMSV) Clinical Services concentration majors

    • Current University of Delaware students must contact the HDFS Department to request an appointment to discuss departmental transfer policies with the appropriate person.
    • Any supporting materials must be submitted with the application.
    • Students are usually notified of the review committee’s decision within one week of receipt of the completed application.

Minimum requirements for HR Admin majors and HMSV: Clinical Services:

    • Minimum GPA required based on number of completed credit hours:
      • 0-32 credits 2.25 GPA
      • 33-60 credits 2.4 GPA
      • 61+ credits 2.5 GPA
    •  A statement of your educational and career goals saved in a Word document and emailed to Dr. Lynn Worden (worden@udel.edu).  HMSV: Clinical Services concentration applicants should include a description of related volunteer work in the statement.

Human Services Administration and Family Policy and Community Education concentrations:

  • Current University of Delaware students must contact the HDFS Department to request an appointment to discuss departmental transfer policies with the appropriate person.
  • After the meeting, students may submit a Change of Major, Minor, Concentration web form through UDSIS for approval (the form will not be approved if the student has not attended the informational meeting).

General Information about Transferring

  • The number of students who can be accepted into the Department of Human Development and Family Studies is limited by the current number of students in a particular major, course demands, availability of advisors/supervisors, and clinical placements.
  • Not all students meeting the minimum requirements are guaranteed admission.
  • The HDFS Undergraduate Program Committee reviews applications and, based on availability of space, admits students who show the most promise of successfully completing the degree. The principle criterion for selection is academic performance. If accepted, students must process the electronic change of major forms and once completed, are assigned to an academic advisor.
  • Given the recent demand for the department’s courses, non-majors may have difficulty accessing HDFS courses. Under no circumstances will a non-major be admitted to a “majors only” course. Students are encouraged to explore alternative majors, since enrollment in HDFS courses may not lead to admission into an HDFS major.

NOTE: No credit by examination is available for HDFS courses. Transfer credits for HDFS 412, 413, 435, 449, and EDUC 400 are not accepted.

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