How to Transfer Credit

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How to Transfer Credit

No matter the types of credit you’ve earned, TransferIN can help you figure out how to transfer your credits to another institution.

Each school has unique transferring requirements. However, these step-by-step guides cover the basic requirements most schools follow, so you can ask the right questions and make better decisions.

Transferring to Complete Your Degree at Another School

Get ready.
These steps will prepare you to ask better questions.

  • Review the transfer student portion of the school to where you plan to transfer. You will find the most up-to-date information there. Use our contacts list to be directed to your new school’s transfer student or admissions page.
  • Explore the other valuable information found throughout TransferIN.

Get going.
Speak with the admissions office or transfer staff at the institution to which you plan to transfer as soon as possible to determine:

  • The application process to transfer.
  • What credentials are required, such as high school transcript or GED/HSE/TASC scores, college transcripts, letter of good standing, or test (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, and/or CLEP) scores.
  • What prerequisites, if any, must be completed prior to course enrollment.
  • Other admission and/or registration requirements.
  • Any assessments that might be necessary.
  • Which credits that you may have already earned are transferable and will be accepted towards your major/degree.
  • How to provide payment for the application fee.
Take Courses Elsewhere, Then Transfer Credits to Your Current School

Get ready.
These steps will prepare you to ask better questions.

  • Review the transfer student portion of the school to where you plan to transfer. You will find the most up-to-date information there. Use our contacts list to be directed to your new school’s transfer student or admissions page.
  • Explore the other valuable information found throughout TransferIN.

Check with your advisor at your current institution to determine:

  • If you have selected the appropriate course(s) to count towards your major.
  • Who, at your current school, should receive an official transcript once the course is completed.

Get going.
Contact the admissions office or transfer staff at the institution where you plan to take the course(s):

  • Tell the admissions office or transfer staff that you are to be considered a guest student or a visiting student and that you will be returning to your current school to ultimately complete your education and graduate.

Then, speak with the admissions transfer staff to determine:

  • The application process for taking the course(s). (You will most likely be classified as a visiting, guest, and/or non-degree-seeking student. The application for this type of student may be streamlined, so discuss your objective and request the appropriate application.)
  • What credentials are required, such as high school transcript or GED/HSE/TASC, college transcripts, letter of good standing, or test (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, and/or CLEP) scores.
  • What prerequisites, if any, must be completed prior to course enrollment.
  • Other admission and/or registration requirements.
  • Payment for application fee.
  • How to obtain an official transcript for your current institution once the course is completed.
Transferring Military Credits

Get ready.
These actions will prepare you to ask better questions and save time.

  • Review the transfer and military student portions of the school to where you plan to transfer. You will find the most up-to-date information there. Use our contacts list to be directed to your new school’s transfer student or admissions page. REI: Please link to page 2.3 Transfer Contacts.
  • Be prepared to provide the following military transcripts:
    • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript or Joint Services Transcript (JST)
    • DD-214
  • Explore the wealth of valuable information for military students found on TransferIN.

Get going.
Ask to speak with the military contact person in the admissions or registrar’s office at the college to which you plan to transfer as soon as possible to determine:

  • The application process to transfer.
  • What credentials are required, such as high school transcript or GED/HSE/TASC scores, college transcripts, letter of good standing, or test (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, and/or CLEP) scores.
  • What prerequisites, if any, must be completed prior to course enrollment.
  • Other admission and/or registration requirements.
  • Any assessments that might be necessary.
  • Which credits that you may have already earned are transferable and will be accepted towards your major/degree. Search for credit based on your Military Occupation Specialty (MOS).
  • How to provide payment for the application fee.