Each Equivalency Guide will open as a PDF document. Below is an explanation of the evaluation symbols, meant to help you better understand what transfers and how. Click here for a printable version of this information.
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.
Non-Transferable - Stands for non-transferable courses. No credit is accepted for admission or degree purposes for non-transferable courses.
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.
ACT- ACT indicates Physical Fitness and Wellness activity credit. These are transferable for admission and degree purposes.
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.
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Texas A&M University-Kingsville