Frequently Asked Questions about Transfer Credit

 

 

I am thinking of transferring to Auburn University next semester.  How do I know how many hours from my current institution will transfer to Auburn?

Once you submit your official transcripts to Admissions, your transfer work will be entered into our system.   If a course is already in our database, then the AU equivalent will show immediately.  If the course is not in our system then you will receive a pending credit for the course.  Once you pay the $200 deposit, the pending credit will be evaluated by the respective department.  You should know how your pending credits will be counting by the time you attend your SOS session.

What GPA and other requirements must be met in order to transfer to Auburn University?

Students needing transfer admissions information should check the Admissions website.

Do my D’s transfer to Auburn University?

Credit for Core Curriculum English writing courses is allowed only on grades of C or better.  Courses with grades of D are only acceptable for transfer in those degree programs in which grades of D are acceptable for equivalent courses taken at Auburn University.

Does my transfer work taken at other institutions count in my Auburn GPA?

No.  Your credits from other institutions may count towards degree progress at Auburn University but your Auburn GPA will only include courses taken at Auburn University.

What kind of credit will I receive for remedial or technical courses taken at other institutions?

Auburn University does not reward credit for remedial or technical courses.  If these courses are included in your transfer work then they will receive a NOCR 1000 credit.

I received AP credit in high school that is accepted at my current school.  How to I ensure that I will receive the same credit when I transfer to Auburn University?

Once you have been accepted at Auburn University and we have received official College Board reports of your AP credit, we will award the appropriate credit based on Auburn guidelines.  Please refer to (link) to see how AP credit is awarded at Auburn.

I will be transferring 75 hours from a local community college.  Will all of these hours count toward my degree at Auburn University?

The maximum credit allowed will be equivalent to one-half of the student’s curriculum at Auburn but not to exceed 96 quarter hours or 64 semester hours.

How does Auburn convert quarter hours to semester hours?

Auburn multiples the quarter hour by .67 to get the semester hour.  For example, if you have earned 6 quarter hours they will be converted to 4 semester hours.

I have been to several different schools and I have 25 hours needed to complete a Bachelor’s degree.  Will Auburn University accept all of my previous hours?

A minimum of 25% of the total semester hours required for the baccalaureate degree must be earned in residence at Auburn University.  A minimum of 50% of the course work in the major must be earned in residence at Auburn University.  These hours must be taken in the final year (final 25%) and in the school/college curriculum of graduation.  Students should contact their college of enrollment for the specific number of hours required for their degree.

Can I transfer courses that I am currently working on?

Yes.  Make sure you send in a copy of your official transcript to Admissions once you have successfully completed the course(s) and a grade has been awarded.

What does a pending credit mean?

A pending credit is a temporary credit given to a transfer course that is in the process of being evaluated by the respective department for Auburn credit.  Once an equivalent has been determined by the department, the pending credit will be removed and the AU equivalent will be awarded in its place. 

What does an EVAL HOLD mean?  Is this the same thing as a pending credit?

The difference between an EVAL HOLD and a pending credit is that the EVAL HOLD has already been evaluated by the department and it has been determined that the AU equivalent must be applied on an individual, case-by-case basis.  These credits are often seen on separate lecture and lab Science courses, on Art or Music courses that require the submission of a portfolio to determine credit, and on Special Topics courses where the content changes by semester.   Please speak to your academic advisor about getting these updated to show the specific AU credit.

What is a general elective?

A general elective is given to a transfer course that has legitimate course content but Auburn does not offer a specific match.  The course is essentially a free elective at Auburn.

I feel that some of my courses may have been evaluated incorrectly.  How do I challenge an AU equivalent that I have been given if I believe there may have been a mistake?

Please talk to your academic advisor about challenging an Auburn course equivalency.  If your advisor agrees the course may need to be re-evaluated he/she will explain how to initiate the process.

What is my class standing?

Undergraduate students are classified according to the number of semester hours passed.  See below for breakdown:

 

Sophomore: completed 30 hours and is in the 31st to 60th credit hour.
Junior: completed 60 hours and is in the 61st to 90th credit hour.
Senior: completed 90 hours and is in the 91st hour or higher.

I am currently an Auburn student but would like to take a course at another college over the summer.  How do I know if the course I choose to take will be accepted at Auburn?

Check the transfer equivalency tables to see if the course is already in our database (see link).  If the course is not in our system, please speak to your academic advisor about getting the course evaluated before you take it to ensure AU credit. 

I am thinking about transferring to Auburn University next year.  Who do I need to speak to find out how my courses will be counting at Auburn in my intended major?

You will need to speak to student services or an advisor within the college you are considering.  For contact information, please visit the Academic Advising webpage.

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