Transfer Steps_How Transfer Credits are Evaluated
Use this document to learn how your previous academic work transfers to your new college or university.
Colleges and universities generally accept transfer credit from your previous studies and apply the credit to general education courses, electives and courses required in your major. Criteria institutions typically include:
If you earned a C or higher, your class is likely to transfer. If you earned a C- or lower, it may not transfer. Check with the admissions office to understand the cutoff for grades.
Some institutions will allow Pass-Fail grades to transfer if students earn a Pass. Others require the actual letter grade. In addition, some institutions may not allow internships or other non-traditional credits to transfer, while others do allow them. You may need to check with your advisor and provide a syllabus for your experience you hope to have counted.
Active duty military and veterans have a Joint Student Transcript (JSR) from their time in the military, and many institutions base transfer decisions on recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE).
Studies and examinations such as CLEP, DSST, AP, IB, and others are evaluated based on scores earned.
Next Steps: Consult with the admissions or transfer office--or with your advisor--to discuss questions you may have about the transfer of your credit into your college or university. In some instances, a re-evaluation may be available.