Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Transfer of course credit toward the chemistry major or the chemistry minor

  1. C or better: Some students have taken chemistry courses at other institutions for which they would like to receive credit toward the chemistry major or minor here. Detailed regulations may vary by college, but in general, the first requirement is that the student has gotten a course letter grade of C or better in the course to be transferred.
  2. Transfer of credit for courses already taken:
    1. Procedure for transfer of credit (first steps): For credit to be transferred, the Chemistry Department must ‘sign off’ on a standard transfer-of-credit form from the student’s college. An advisor in the Dean’s Office of the student’s college normally supplies this form. The student should obtain a copy of the form, fill it out, and submit it to the Undergraduate Chemistry Program Coordinator, Ms. Shaneika Nelson (143 Wright-Rieman Labs, Busch Campus). Other information may be required; please read on.
    2. Transfer of credit for course on approved list: The chemistry course that the student has taken or wishes to take may be on an approved list that we maintain. A list of colleges and approved courses is linked here. In this case, the transfer of credit is usually straightforward. The student should obtain from his/her college or online a ‘transfer of credit’ form and fill it out. Bring or send the form to the Undergraduate Office in room 143 Wright Rieman Laboratories on the Busch campus.
    3. Transfer of credit for a course not on the approved list: Often students have taken a course that is not on the approved list and that requires our evaluation. To make the evaluation, we will need a transfer-of-credit form from your college and the following information:
    • Your name, RUID, and an e-mail address at which we can reach you if we need more information
    • Name of college at which the course was taken
    • Catalog number and title of the course
    • Date when course was taken
    • A syllabus (list of topics or chapters in a textbook) for the course for the year or, preferably, the semester when the course was taken
    • An indication, possibly from the syllabus or the college catalog, of the intended audience for the course (e.g., general chemistry science majors: organic chemistry for nursing students; non-science majors)
    • The textbook (title, edition, authors)
    • The total number of hours of lecture (e.g., 14 weeks x 2.6 hours/week = 36.4 hours)
    • The total number of hours of recitation
    • The total number of hours of laboratory

When we receive the information we need, we will ask a faculty member who is expert in the area to evaluate it. We will let you know the decision as soon as possible.