Graduate credits may be transferred from other MSU programs or postsecondary accredited institutions of comparable academic quality if they are appropriate to a student's program and provided they were completed no earlier than three years prior to the date of matriculation into the doctoral degree program. The department or school chairperson or director and dean must grant approval. Applications to transfer courses completed prior to this deadline must be submitted by the department/school for approval by the dean of the college and the Dean of the Graduate School. Only graduate–level courses in which at least a 3.0 (B) grade was received will be considered for transfer. Exceptions to this policy (at least a 2.0 grade) have been granted for the dual degree programs between Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law.