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Rocket Hall, Room 1100
Mail Stop 322
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone:  419.530.4844
Fax:  419.530.4828
registrar@utoledo.edu

Health Science Campus
1st Floor, Mulford Library
Mail Stop 1041
Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.383.3600
Fax:  419.383.4003
HSCregistrar@utoledo.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

  FAQs

  1. What is a Transfer Student?
  2. Are there different types of transfer credit?
  3. How are transfer course equivalencies determined?
  4. How do transfer courses apply to my UT program?
  5. What happens to the Transfer GPA?
  6. I think one of my transfer courses could have another evaluation; what do I do?

1.  What is a Transfer Student?

  • Transfer students are students who graduated from high school and then took college course work at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Domestic transfer students need to send transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions they have attended.
  • Post-Secondary students are students who took college course work while in high school and are considered Direct from High School students. However, Post-Secondary students are still required to send transcripts from the regionally accredited institution of higher learning they attended. The college work listed on the high school transcript cannot be posted as college work.
  • Military transfer students are students who took college course work while in the military. Military transcripts are required.
  • International transfer students are students who took college course work in a country other than the United States that has been verified by the Office of International Admissions.

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2.  Are there different types of transfer credit?

Yes, the main types are degree level course work and developmental course work.

  • Degree Level Course Work – these are courses that were taken at the college level.
  • Developmental Course Work – these course work was taken at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning but is considered below college level work. These credit hours do not count toward a degree.

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3.  How are transfer course equivalencies determined?

Typical types of transfer equivalencies:

Course for Course – This equivalency is when a transfer course is similar enough to a UT course to give it a direct evaluation

Series of Courses for Series of Courses – Often in the sciences but in other disciplines as well, a transfer student will need to complete a series of courses in order to get the UT equivalencies. For example, a student may need to complete the Organic Chemistry I lecture and the Organic Chemistry II lecture at the previous institution in order to receive the evaluation of UT’s Organic Chemistry I and II lecture.

Course for a Departmental Elective Course – Sometimes students transfer courses to UT that UT does not teach. In this case, we match the course to a department for the equivalency. For example, if the transfer course is a history course that UT does not teach, the evaluation might be HIST 1EL. This is a history elective credit at the 1000 level.

Course for Pseudo Course – Sometimes students transfer courses that UT does not teach and in department we do not have. In this case, we have to match the course with a discipline. For examples, if the transfer course is an ethnic studies course (ETH 310) the equivalency might be ZSSC 3EL. This means that it is a social science “ZSSC” elective at the 3000 level.

Additional frequently used pseudo codes:                                                              

Abbreviations
ZARS**** Arts & Science Elective
ZFAR**** Fine Arts Elective
ZHUM**** Humanities Elective
ZSSC**** Social Science Elective
ZNSC****    Natural Science Elective
*****LAB Natural Science Lab
ZLIT**** Literature Elective
ZFNL****    Foreign Language Elective
ZTEC**** Technical Elective
*****EU US Diversity Elective
*****EN   Non-Western Elective
 *****EL  Elective
GNRCRED General Credit
   
Additional Evaluation Required
ZCRSDES Syllabus needed
ZDPTEVAL Syllabus needed
   
Courses Not Applicable to a Degree
MATHDEV Developmental Math
ENGLDEV Developmental English
ZESLDEV English as a Second Language
ZRDGDEV Developmental Reading
ZSTKDEV Study Skills
ZNATDEG Course not applicable to degree

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4.  How do transfer courses apply to my UT program?

a.)  Policies that impact which transfer credits apply to a UT Program.

  •  Students will be granted credit for all college level courses taken Summer 2005 and before at regionally accredited institution of higher learning for which they have earned a C or better.
  •  Students will be granted credit for all college level courses taken Fall 2005 or later at regionally accredited institutions of higher learning for which they have earned a D- or better.
  •  Students who have completed an associate’s degree from a state-assisted Ohio institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will receive transfer credit for all college level courses used toward the associate’s degree for which they have earned a D- or better.

b.)  College and Program Requirements

  • Once the student’s transfer work has been evaluated the college academic adviser can walk the student through how the transfer courses apply to the new degree program
  • Acceptance of course credit does not guarantee applicability toward the new degree program.

c.) Other Rules to Know

  •  Course level determination is made by the level of the UT course evaluation. For example, if the course was originally taken at the 200 or 2000 level but is equivalent to a 3000/4000 level course at UT, this course will be counted as upper division credit. However, if a course was originally taken at the 300, 3000, 400, or 4000 level but is equivalent to a 1000/2000 level course at UT, this course will not be counted as upper division credit.
  •  The term when you took the course can also impact the transfer equivalency. As courses and curricula at both UT and your previous institution change, transfer equivalencies may also shift in order to be reflective of the changes.

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5.  What happens to the Transfer GPA?

All Transfer Students have three GPAs at the University of Toledo

  • UT GPA – this is the GPA for all the courses a student has taken at The University of Toledo
  • Transfer GPA – this is the GPA for all courses that the student has taken at other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning
  • Higher Ed GPA – this is the GPA that encompasses all the courses a student has ever taken from all regionally accredited institutions of higher learning

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6.  I think one of my transfer courses could have another evaluation; what do I do?

a). If students believe they should receive a different transfer evaluation, they may appeal the equivalency decision. In order to do this the student must fill out the Transfer Credit Appeal Form and provide a course syllabus that includes the topics covered, textbook used, and lab experiments listed (if applicable). If students believe they should have received Writing Across the Curriculum credit for a course, they will need to supply a syllabus that explains the writing process and assignments. The filled out Transfer Credit Appeal Form and course syllabi can be emailed to Transfer@utoledo.edu or dropped off at the Office of the Registrar in Rocket Hall, room 1100, to the attention of Katie Lupica-Ewsuk, Director of Transfer Credit Evaluation.

 b). All materials presented by the student for appeal will be sent to a faculty member in that area of study for transfer review. 

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Last Updated: 9/19/16