Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Policy

  • You must seek the department’s approval before taking any chemistry courses outside of the New Brunswick campus.
  • You must earn a grade of C or better in order to transfer pre-approved credits.
  • Both Organic Chemistry I (01:160:307) and Organic Chemistry II (01:160:308) must be taken at the same institution.

Two-Step Process of Transfer Credit

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology will:

1. Determine that the course in question is equivalent to a course we offer, AND

2. 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 can supply this form. The student should obtain a copy of the form, fill it out, and submit it to the Undergraduate Chemistry Program Coordinator, Ms. Ola Elshorafa.

Determination of Equivalence

The student should bring a completed Transfer Credit Preapproval Form to the Undergraduate Chemistry Program Coordinator, Ms. Ola Elshorafa.

If the student wishes to transfer a course that has not been preapproved, the student will need to submit a completed Transfer Course Departmental Evaluation Form, preferably by email. The email should include the following information:

  • Name, RUID, and Rutgers e-mail (in case we more information)
  • Name of college/university 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)
  • Total number of hours of lecture (e.g., 14 weeks x 2.6 hours/week = 36.4 hours)
  • Total number of hours of recitation
  • Total number of hours of laboratory
  • List of experiments if the course is a lab

Once this information is received, the student will be notified with the department's decision via email.


Undergraduate Vice Chair
Ralf Warmuth

Undergraduate Coordinator
Ola Elshorafa