Transferring Courses & Credits
As a transfer student, we recognize that you have already spent valuable time and money on your education, so it’s important to know how your courses will transfer to Weber State. The following information is meant to help you understand the transfer evaluation and articulation process at the course level and the degree level. Transfer course articulation identifies comparable courses between colleges, so you can avoid repeating coursework. Transfer degree evaluation is how WSU accepts completed degrees earned at other colleges or institutions.
Note: You are required by law to submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended, regardless of your grades and/or academic standing at those institutions.
Transfer credit is awarded in accordance with the following stipulations:
Official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office from all previously attended colleges and universities. Receipt of the transcript is noted on your admission file. If the sending institution is regionally accredited, all college level courses are entered onto your WSU academic record; developmental coursework is entered on the record but not counted toward GPA or overall credit calculation. Course credit will be awarded by WSU, but may or may not apply toward certain degree requirements. Academic departments determine how transfer courses articulate and may apply to WSU program or general education requirements. Transfer courses may be articulated as equivalent to a WSU catalog course. If a transfer course does not align with any catalog courses at WSU, the course will be articulated as departmental elective (e.g., ENGL 1XXX) or general elective (e.g., ELEC 1XXX).
Weber State University accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Listed below are the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Higher Learning Commission
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges
- Middle State Commission on Higher Education
- New England Commission on Higher Education
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Completed Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees earned at another Utah institution as a part of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) will satisfy all WSU general education core and breadth requirements. Out-of-state AA and AS degrees from regionally accredited institutions are evaluated using NCAA standards and will fulfill WSU general education core and breadth requirements if the degree includes evidence of 6 credits of college-level English coursework, 3 credits of college-level math coursework, and 3 credits of college-level physical or life science coursework.
Students are required to complete the American Institutions (AI) requirement in addition to their accepted associate degree if that degree does not include 3-6 credits of coursework with the course learning outcomes that include a reasonable understanding of the history, principles, form of government, and economic system of the United States as required by state law.
Please note, for students who transfer a completed Bachelor level degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, individual transfer courses will not be transcripted to the WSU academic record. In these cases, the degree is posted to the academic record and WSU's General Education Core and Breadth will be completed. Students may be required to complete the American Institutions (AI) requirement in addition to their accepted Bachelor Degree if that degree does not include 3-6 credits of coursework with the course learning outcomes that include a reasonable understanding of the history, principles, form of government, and economic system of the United States as required by state law. If you have a transfer Bachelor or Graduate degree and may have courses that will fulfill degree requirements at WSU, please speak with your Academic or Faculty Advisor for your program. Departments will review your transfer work and use CatTracks to fulfill program requirements if they deem transfer courses as equivalent.
Students with questions about their transfer degree evaluation may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a review of their initial evaluation.
Useful Transfer Tools
Planning ahead? Use our Transfer Guide to see how your transfer courses may transfer. This tool is available to both potential and accepted WSU students. Articulations are subject to change. Final evaluations require the submission of all official transcripts.
Equivalency Review Request
Can't find your transfer courses in the Transfer Guide? Use our Transfer Equivalency APP in the eWeber portal to see how your transfer courses may be articulated here at WSU. This tool is available to both potential and accepted WSU students. Articulations are subject to change. Final evaluations require the submission of all official transcripts.
Already submitted your official transcripts? View your articulated coursework on your CatTracks Degree Evaluation Tool. You must first set up your eWeber account to access CatTracks.
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Articulation Questions and Review
Once your transfer courses have been posted to your WSU academic record, if you believe an articulated elective course should apply toward a specific WSU course requirement, please contact the academic department. For example, if you have questions about how an English course was articulated, contact the Department of English. Use the A-Z index on the eWeber portal to locate departmental contact information. Departments may require additional documentation, such as syllabi, for a more detailed evaluation.
Gen Ed Attribute Review
If after the initial course evaluation, and secondary departmental reiew, you believe your articulated elective transfer courses meet WSU's General Education Learning Outcomes, you may request a General Education Attribute review from the Director of General Education.
Visit the General Education Student Information page to initiate the General Education Attribute transfer review process (please see the last FAQ).
Prior Learning Assessments (PLA)
Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) and experiences allow students to potentially earn college-level credit outside the means of traditional coursework. PLA includes: Credit for Standardized Tests (i.e., AP, CLEP, IB), Military Credit, Technical Education, Foreign Language Credit, Experiential Credit, Credit earned by National Certifications or Departmental Exams, POST Training, WICHE Passport and Non-Regional Applications. Visit theWSU PLA webpage for additional details.
Credit from an International Institution
Course work that is transferred from an international institution must be evaluated by a third-party international credit evaluation company. Please use this link to see which Foreign Credentials Evaluation Services are accepted by WSU.