Students Planning To Take A Course Or More At Another University

If you are currently pursuing a degree at one institution and plan to take courses at another institution to transfer back you need to work with your current advisor to ensure not only that courses will transfer, but that they will apply to your degree. You will also need to contact the receiving institution to verify their specific requirements. A general description of the process and the type of information required is listed below. You may want to explore your options by going to Planner for more information.

A. Check with your advisor at your current institution to determine:
  1. If you have selected the appropriate course(s) for your intended major
  2. Who should receive an official transcript when the course is completed

B. Speak with an admissions staff member* at the institution where you plan to take the course(s) as soon as possible to determine:
  1. The application process for taking a course(s). Usually you will be classified as a visiting, guest, and/or non-degree seeking student.
  2. What credentials are needed — High school transcript? College transcript? Letter of good standing?, etc
  3. What prerequisites, if any, must be completed before you can enroll in the course
  4. What admission and/or registration requirements must be completed

C. Explore the transfer information found throughout

D. Be prepared to provide some or all of the following:
  1. Official transcript from the institution you are currently attending and from any other institution(s) previously attended
  2. Official high school transcript and/or GED
  3. SAT, ACT, AP, IB, and/or CLEP scores
  4. Payment of application fee

E. Take advantage of the web site of your new institution to discover the most current and accurate information about the transfer process, what programs are open to transfer students, etc.

*Names of the people to contact and their contact information for each institution may be found at Transfer Contacts.