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Students in good standing in the College may receive transfer credit for no more than two courses taken during the summer at another accredited four-year college. Such courses cannot fulfill AXLE requirements, count as part of the last 30 hours in residence, or be taken for repeat credit or on a Pass/Fail basis.
Get approval before taking a course. The first step is to meet with a dean at 311 Kirkland. Economics courses offered by accredited four-year colleges usually transfer but not when offered online. The Dean will provide a form to bring to the Director of Undergraduate Studies to evaluate individual courses. Please provide descriptions of the courses with their prerequisites. Here are some guidelines:
1. Most courses in economics are readily creditable. They need not have a counterpart at Vanderbilt. Indeed, avoid courses elsewhere that overlap substantially with Vanderbilt courses that you have taken or plan to take in the future.
2. Courses that have principles of economics as prerequisites will usually transfer as ECON electives below 250. Courses that have an intermediate economic theory course as a prerequisite will usually transfer as an ECON elective over 250.
3. To transfer as equivalent to Econ 150, 231, or 232, a course taken elsewhere must require calculus.
4. See the Office of Managerial Studies, 315 Keck FEL Center, for approval of transfer credit in managerial studies including accounting and finance.