Transfer Credit Regulations

3215.1 Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

This policy refers to credit taken by high school graduates who have attempted one or more courses at one of the following institutions after graduating high school but before enrolling at Wright State University (WSU):

  • a college or university accredited by one of the seven regional accrediting organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education accreditation (CHEA).
  • a domestic, independent institution, not accredited by one of the seven CHEA regional accrediting organizations, but for which the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education has given authorization to consider its credits for transfer (current list available at
  • an international institution accredited by its respective Ministry of Education or comparable accrediting body.

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, students must have completed all requisite undergraduate admissions procedures.

All transfer students with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) are eligible for admission to the university. Direct admission to most colleges and schools requires a higher GPA.

Those students with less than a 2.0 GPA from colleges attended within the past three years must petition for admission, unless the student participated in one of the partnership programs entered into with local community colleges which allows a shorter time period for those who successfully maintain a 2.25 GPA in at least 18 college-level credits at the community college. Petition forms are available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and must be submitted along with the other application's materials.

Students with less than a 2.0 GPA who have been out of college for more than three years do not have to petition to transfer to WSU. Students who have been dismissed/suspended from another institution will not be considered for admission to WSU for one calendar year from the point of dismissal from that institution.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify students of their admission to the University College or the appropriate college.

Students who have been allowed by another institution to take a course to replace “D” or “F” grades must have earned an additional minimum 12 hours at the same institution before WSU will recognize the recalculated GPA for admission purposes.

The awarding of student credit hours follows other related WSU policies, including but not limited to:

  • Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy (WSU Policy 3210),
  • Ohio Transfer Module (WSU Policy 3230),
  • Transfer Credit for Military Training, Experience, and Coursework Policy (WSU Policy 3285),
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Policy (WSU Policy 3220)
  • Transfer Student Requirements for Completion of WSU Core (WSU Policy 3240)
  • Transfer Student Requirements for Writing Across the Curriculum (WSU Policy 3245)
  • Transfer Credit for “D” Grades (WSU Policy 3260)
  • Course Repeats and Replacement (WSU Policy 3520)

Transfer credit will be posted with a "T", followed by the letter grade the student earned at the previous regionally accredited institution (e.g., TA or TB).  If a grad of "Pass" was earned, then the transfer credit will be posted as CR.  Awarded credit from international institutions are posted as CR.

Students must follow the policies of programs pertaining to the applicability of awarded credit hours. For example, according to ODHE articulation and transfer policy, a grade of “D” from an Ohio college or university must be accepted by WSU, but a program may require the student to receive a higher grade in that same course. Thus, the student would still need to meet the higher grade requirement of the program by using the WSU repeat or PLA policy.

Wright State academic departments will determine how students' transfer credits are applicable toward the requirements for their degree.  Following the evaluation of a student transcript from another institution, Wright State will communicate the results of the transfer credit evaluation and the applicability on the degree audit report.  A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit may file an appeal in writing only after the student has exhausted the transfer evaluation process by providing syllabi for faculty review and/or academic advising.  Students new to Wright State must submit appeal forms during the students' first semester at Wright State before the final day of classes.  Current or returning Wright State students must file the appeal form within one semester after the transfer credit evaluation was completed.

Appeals are reviewed by the transfer credit appeal committee.  The appeal committee will jointly determine how students' transfer credits are applicable toward the requirements for their degree with the respective academic departments.  Wright State will respond to the appeal within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal.  (see Policy 3210.13 regarding the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy's appeals process).

All religion courses from international colleges and universities and private domestic institutions must be approved by the Religion Department before they can be awarded credit.