Transfer Credit Evaluation


Whether you are just thinking about transferring to Texas State or have already been admitted, you can see for yourself how course work completed at other colleges and universities will be credited.

Thinking of transferring to Texas State and want to see how your course work will transfer?

The transfer course equivalency system provides Texas State transfer credit equivalencies for commonly transferred courses. The information that you find here is drawn from the same course equivalency database that is used when information is posted to your official Texas State transcript.

Course transferability and equivalents are subject to change. An official evaluation of transfer courses will be available to each student at the time of their admission to the university.

Admitted or enrolled at Texas State and want to know how your transferable course work was evaluated?

If you are an admitted or enrolled student who has submitted official transcripts from other colleges or universities, you can view your evaluated course work to see how your credits transfer to Texas State (NetID and password required). If you have questions about your course work evaluation, please refer to the Evaluated Course Work Glossary or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@txstate.edu or 512.245.2364.

You can access our online Transfer Course Equivalency System here.

Note: If a course you are looking for is not listed, this is because the course has not yet been evaluated or because it will not transfer to Texas State University. You may contact our office if you have questions.


Evaluated Course Work Glossary

Below are explanations of the evaluation abbreviations, meant to help you better understand what transfers and how. You may also download a copy of the Evaluated Course Work Glossary here.

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Evaluation Key

Course Number Direct Equivalents

Courses which have exact Texas State equivalents are assigned a four-digit number. Courses shown as direct equivalents may or may not be applied toward your degree.  To determine the applicability of any course you must contact the Dean's Office of your major and obtain a degree outline.

ELNA or ELADV

ELNA stands for elective credit non-advanced. ELADV stands for elective credit advanced. An elective designation indicates that the course is transferrable, but Texas State does not offer an exact equivalent course. ELNA courses may be used for any general lower-division elective which is not course or discipline specific; ELADV may be used for similar upper-division requirements.  Some ELNA or ELADV courses may fulfill core curriculum requirements. Other ELNA or ELADV courses may meet major or minor requirements.

ACT

ACT indicates Physical Fitness and Wellness activity credit. These are transferable for admission and degree purposes.

VOCED

VOCED stands for vocational education courses. This coursework does not transfer and is not computed in the GPA for admission purposes. VOCED courses do not appear on the Equivalency Guides. If you are unable to find a course you are looking for, then it is probably VOCED.

Non-Transferable

Stands for non-transferable courses. No credit is accepted for admission or degree purposes for non-transferable courses.

Grades

The grade earned at the transferring institution is the grade Texas State uses (pluses and minuses are not calculated). A grade of “D” or “F” does transfer for admission purposes but may not be accepted by the student’s major department. Courses evaluated as non-transferable and vocational education (VE) are not computed. Non-punitive grades such as W or P are disregarded, and grades of WF and I are calculated as F.


Core Curriculum

If you're currently attending another college and looking to transfer to Texas State, your top priority should be taking core classes since you'll need to complete your core courses regardless of your major. Keep in mind that you do not need to be core complete to transfer to Texas State. Click the PDF document below to view Texas State's Core Curriculum:


Additional Classes

You may want to take more classes than just core before transferring. If you plan to do this, you'll first need to find your degree program using the Undergraduate Catalog. Also, look at the catalog to see if your program requires a specific core class, especially in math and science.

Your degree program will likely show your classes listed according to each academic year or semester of a typical four-year college career. In the catalog, the courses are listed in Texas State codes and numbers.  To find which courses are offered at your current college and their equivalencies, use our Transfer Course Equivalency System.

Use the program to search for course numbers from your current college or search by Texas State course number. You should be able to find equivalencies for all of the transferable or remedial classes you have previously taken at any Texas college.


Transfer Policies

  • Texas State will transfer as many of your courses/hours that are considered transferable; however, only 66 lower-level hours will be applied toward your degree plan. Additional upper-level hours from a four-year university may also be applied. You will need to take a minimum number of credit hours at Texas State in order to graduate with a Texas State degree.
  • Repeat Policy - You may repeat a course one time to replace the first grade earned in that class, regardless of what that grade is. Make sure that the repeat course you take is exactly the same as the initial course, or equivalent to the initial course if the repeat is taken at a different college than the first attempt. Use our Transfer Course Equivalency System to confirm equivalencies.
  • Grades of "D" and "F" are transferable. If the course is considered a transferable course, then the grade you earned in it is transferable. A minimum grade of "D" is required in Core Curriculum courses to satisfy Core requirements.
  • At least 25% of upper-division courses must be completed in-residence at Texas State.