Transfer Evaluation Process
In this section:
- What is a Transfer Evaluation and why it's important
- The Transfer Evaluation Process and Timeline
- How to begin the Transfer Evaluation process for an international course that does NOT currently have USD transferable credit
- How to plan for backup courses
TRANSFER EVALUATION REQUESTS
As a reminder, any courses that are NOT current or Pre-Approved for USD transfer credit must be evaluated by USD in order for you to receive credit for that course abroad. This process must be done as soon as possible.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T GET A SYLLABUS?
If you have trouble receiving a detailed syllabus from the host university abroad or professor for the course you would like to take after multiple requests, it’s best to move on. If we can’t get a valid syllabus for a course we cannot have it reviewed for potential transfer credit.
HOW MANY TRANSFER EVALUATION REQUESTS CAN I SEND?
Students are encouraged to have a tentative course list of 10-20 classes for their potential schedule abroad. While there is no limit to how many Transfer Evaluation Requests a student can be sent out, it is recommended that students are strategic for which courses they would like to have reviewed. Students should compare the USD course description to the course description abroad to see if the courses appear similar (course titles are no indication of how courses may compare).
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF A COURSE I REQUESTED IS REVIEWED?
The Study Abroad Coordinator will email notifications to ALL students attending your university abroad once courses have been reviewed. USD Equivalency’s will be updated on the Pre-Approved lists found on each program page of the International Center website. If a course does not meet all the necessary USD requirements it will be marked as “Does Not Transfer” or “No equivalency”.