Transfer Credit Evaluation
Before You Transfer
See how your course work will transfer. The Transfer Course Equivalency System provides Texas State transfer credit equivalencies for commonly transferred courses. The information available on the system is drawn from the same course equivalency database that is used when information is posted to your official Texas State transcript.
Course transferability and equivalencies are subject to change. An official evaluation of transfer courses will be available to each student at the time of their admission to the university.
Already Admitted or Enrolled
Admitted or enrolled students who have submitted official transcripts from other colleges or universities can view evaluated course work on the Transfer Course Equivalency System to see how their credits transfer to Texas State (NetID and password required). An explanation of evaluation terms and abbreviations may be found in the Evaluated Course Work Glossary.
If you have questions about your course work evaluation, email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or call 512.245.2364.
Transfer Course Equivalency System
Evaluated Course Work Glossary
Below are explanations of the evaluation abbreviations, meant to help you better understand what courses will transfer and how they will be credited. You may also download a copy of the Evaluated Course Work Glossary.
Course Number Direct Equivalents
Courses which have exact Texas State equivalents are assigned a four-digit number. Courses shown as direct equivalents may or may not be applied toward your degree. To determine the applicability of any course you can contact the Dean's Office of your major and obtain a degree outline or refer to the online catalog.
ELNA or ELADV
ELNA stands for elective credit non-advanced. ELADV stands for elective credit advanced. An elective designation indicates that the course is transferable, but Texas State does not offer an exact equivalent course. ELNA courses may be used for any general lower-division elective which is not course or discipline specific; ELADV may be used for similar upper-division requirements. Some ELNA or ELADV courses may fulfill core curriculum requirements. Other ELNA or ELADV courses may meet major or minor requirements.
ACT indicates Physical Fitness and Wellness activity credit. These are transferable for admission and may be used for degree requirements, if applicable.
VOCED stands for vocational education courses. This course work does not transfer and is not computed in the GPA for admission purposes. VOCED courses do not appear on the Equivalency Guides. If you are unable to find a course you are looking for, it may be VOCED.
Stands for non-transferable courses. No credit is accepted for admission or degree purposes for non-transferable courses.
The grade earned at the transferring institution is the grade Texas State uses (pluses and minuses are not calculated). A grade of D or F does transfer for admission purposes but may not be accepted by the student’s major department. Courses evaluated as non-transferable and vocational education (VOCED) are not computed. Non-punitive grades such as W or P are disregarded, and grades of WF and I are calculated as F.
If you're currently attending another college and looking to transfer to Texas State, your top priority should be taking core classes that you'll need to complete, regardless of your major. Keep in mind that you do not need to be core complete to transfer to Texas State.
Download the PDF document below to view a Texas State Core Curriculum transfer guide:
If you plan to take more courses than just core before transferring, you may first want to visit the Undergraduate Catalog for specific degree program requirements. Transfer Planning Guides are also available for each major and are helpful in determining if a program requires any specific core course(s), especially in math and science.
In the catalog, your degree program will likely show your courses listed according to each academic year or semester of a typical four-year college career and the courses are listed in Texas State codes and numbers. To find which courses are offered at your current college and their equivalencies, use our Transfer Course Equivalency System. You should be able to find equivalencies for all of the transferable or remedial courses you have previously taken at any Texas college.
- Texas State will transfer as many of your courses/hours that are considered transferable; however, only 66 lower-level hours will be applied toward your degree plan. Additional upper-level hours from a four-year university may also be applied. You will need to take a minimum number of credit hours at Texas State in order to graduate with a Texas State degree.
- Repeat Policy — You may repeat a course one time to replace the first grade earned in that class, regardless of what that grade is. Make sure that the repeat course you take is exactly the same as the initial course, or equivalent to the initial course if the repeat is taken at a different college than the first attempt. Use our Transfer Course Equivalency System to confirm equivalencies.
- Grades of D and F are transferable. If the course is considered a transferable course, then the grade you earned in it is transferable. A minimum grade of D is required in Core Curriculum courses to satisfy core requirements.
- At least 25% of upper-division course requirements must be completed in-residence at Texas State.