Quick Transfer Tips: Before you apply
- Have copies of your transcripts
Each college or university you attend keeps a record of your courses and grades. Your new institution will need to review your official transcripts to determine which courses can be transferred and applied toward your program or degree requirements.
- Speak with advisors
Each of Oregon’s 7 public universities and many of the 17 community colleges have online resources and admissions and transfer advisors who can assist.
- Research the transfer admissions requirements
For the school (and degree, if you have decided) that interests you, including how many transferable credits are required. Transfer admissions links for Oregon's public universities are provided (at right).
- If transferring, utilize Oregon’s unique transfer tools for streamlining the process
To better understand your options, work with an advisor to learn more about Major Transfer Maps, Core Transfer Maps, and Associate Degrees.
- Ask an admissions officer about degree partnership programs
Also referred to as “dual enrollment” or “co-admission,” that allow students to be simultaneously enrolled at both a community college and an Oregon public university.
Quick Transfer Tips: After you are accepted
- Choose your courses wisely
Work with academic advisors at both institutions (where you are coming from and where you are going to) for advice about choosing courses that will transfer.
- Explore “course articulation,” or comparing the content of courses that are transferred between colleges.
At the time of admission to a new institution, an admissions or academic counselor will examine your academic transcripts to determine how credits will be counted toward a degree or other credential (this process is known as course articulation). Each of Oregon’s 7 public universities has an online application to assist in determining how previous coursework may be applied.
Note: These systems provide information but not definitive decisions regarding credit transfer. Be sure to discuss with the admissions or registrar’s office or an advisor at your intended transfer institution. It is also a good idea to have transferred credits re-evaluated, once you select a major. Transfer credits can change, depending on the major selected.