Transfer of Credit and Other Policies
Transfer of Credit Policy
- Approved Course Plans—Any graduate credit transferred from another college or university program must fit with a course plan approved by the faculty of GSPP.
- Quality Standards—Credit must meet quality standards set by the graduate administration of the University.
- Time Limitations—Credit should have been earned within the five-year period preceding the request to transfer. Exceptions can be made for a professional in the field with evidence of continuing education.
- Credit Hour Limitations—Transfer of credit toward the doctorate is limited to a maximum of 45 quarter hours for the earned masters degree. Credit transfers of fewer than 45 quarter hours are possible.
Students Seeing Private Clients
The Graduate School of Professional Psychology faculty does not approve of GSPP students seeing clients in their own private practices unless they are licensed or certified by the state of Colorado.
Licensed or certified GSPP students seeing clients in their own private practices may not use these practices to meet GSPP Community Field Placement requirements. Such practice must also be conducted without reference to the students connection to GSPP.
Unlicensed or uncertified GSPP students who are seeing private clients in a supervised private practice must adhere to the guidelines adopted by the Graduate School of Professional Psychology faculty. The key concept is that the student is working for a licensed psychologist and is seeing the psychologist’s clients.
If you anticipate continuing or starting a practice while you are a student at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, contact GSPP for the appropriate guidelines.
While GSPP accepts students at the masters level as well as at the bachelors level, we do not offer a terminal masters degree while progressing toward the doctorate.
The Graduate School of Professional Psychology does not have a provision for special students. Limited enrollment in some GSPP courses is available to students enrolled in other advanced degree programs at DU with prior GSPP approval.
The school does not have a respecialization program. Applicants interested in changing specialty areas within psychology are welcome. They must plan to complete the PsyD degree.
Admission is for the year in which it is offered. A place cannot be saved for a future year.
While enrolled at GSPP, students encountering exceptional family circumstances may petition to modify GSPP practicum requirements to permit their continued work toward the PsyD degree, for example, by alternating years of Professional Seminar and Community Field Placement.