Transfer Credit Evaluation


Transfer Credit Policy (Undergraduate Bulletin)

Initial evaluation of transfer credits is made by Undergraduate Admissions.

There is an expectation that final transcripts from all previously attended institutions be received no later than the start of the student's second semester.


Initial Evaluation of Transfer Credit Process

Action By
Description of Action
Timeline

Student

Completes application for admission and sends official transcript(s) and official score reports to Undergraduate Admissions


Scans transcripts and/or score reports and electronically attaches to application.

As received


Offer of admission is posted on student's TUportal.

48 hours after decision


Adds approved course equivalencies to an admitted student's record. Evaluations are based on the major a student indicates on their application.

 


Credit evaluation statement will be available for student's to view through their TUportal.

The next day


Student

Uses a DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report created after student accepts the offer of admission to see how courses articulate to their degree.

After tuition deposit is recorded in the system.


Student

Meets with academic advisor during new student orientation and reviews transfer equivalencies and DARS to ensure course equivalencies are appropriate and correct. If applicable goes over program to program grid.

Students can schedule an appointment with their advisor once the Online Orientation for Transfer Students is completed.


Advisor

When applicable, posts GenEd to GenEd designation on student record upon receipt of final transcript with degree conferred.

Process ends, if transfer equivalencies are correct and complete.


Transfer Credit Appeals Process

Re-evaluation of credits will be facilitated by academic advisors in the students school/college according to standard Temple policies and procedures. Undergraduate Studies will assist with evaluation when necessary.

Credit (re)evaluation/appeals process continues if:

  1. additional transcript(s) are received during first semester of matriculation
  2. General Education (GenEd) Required Course Indicator (RCI) Petition(s)
  3. course(s) needs to be (re)evaluated for College/school/department credit
  4. student changes major, declaration of minor or a second major
  5. original evaluation needs corrections/changes
  6. student received E000 on Credit Evaluation Statement

Student may have to complete one or more of these processes. The entire process can take as little as a few days to as much as the entire semester, depending on the complexity of each student's situation. Factors that may impact the decision process: student's major, student changing major, addition of certificate or minor, missing information, incomplete student record, accreditation of the transfer institution.

Action By
Description of Action

1. Additional transcript(s) received during first semester of matriculation:
  1. Final transcript(s) should be sent to Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. Undergraduate Admissions processes credits for new students. (May require consultation with faculty, if course equivalencies are not in Temple's equivalency system.)
  3. Student confirms change in DARS.

Student, Advisor, Faculty

2. General Education (GenEd) Required Course Indicator (RCI) Petition(s):
  1. Student provides a syllabus from the class(es) to be reviewed for GenEd area.
  2. Transfer expert within school or college evaluates course for GenEd using guidelines developed by transfer experts committee and submits GenEd Transfer Reevaluation Petition.
  3. If GenEd petition is approved, advisor enters the RCI through a substitute course DARS exception.
  4. Decision is noted in the Advising Database.
  5. The academic advisor informs the student.
  6. Student contacts Undergraduate Studies, if they have any questions regarding decision.
  7. Student confirms change in DARS.

Student, Faculty, Advisor, and Competency Center

3. Evaluation for College/Department/School Credit:
  1. Student follows the process for course reevaluation outlined by their advising unit.
  2. Advising Office completes and submits a Transfer Credit Evaluation Change Form to Undergraduate Admissions or the Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator, who updates student’s record and updates the transfer articulation rules.
  3. Student confirms change in DARS.
  4. Student contacts advising unit, if they have any questions regarding decision.
  5. If any questions, Undergraduate Studies works with department and may recommend alternate solutions.

Student, Advisor, and Competency Center

4. Student changes major:
  1. Student meets with advisor, who reviews the transcript(s) and completes and submits a Transfer Credit Evaluation Change Form.
  2. Undergraduate Admissions or Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator updates student’s record.
  3. Student confirms change(s) in DARS.

Undergraduate Admissions, Advising Office, Faculty, Competency Center, and Undergraduate Studies

5. Original Evaluation needs corrections/changes:
  1. Advising Office completes and submits a Transfer Credit Evaluation Change Form to Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. Undergraduate Admissions processes for new students. (Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator processes NT’s for continuing students.) May require consultation with faculty, if course equivalencies not in Temple’s equivalency system.
  3. If course needs reevaluation for TA, Undergraduate Studies will lead communication between internal and external constituencies.
  4. Student Collaboration Center will update transfer articulation rules.
  5. Student confirms change in DARS.

Undergraduate Admissions, Advising Office, Faculty, and Competency Center

6. Student Receives E000 on Credit Evaluation Statement:
  1. Courses that need further evaluation will be coded by Admissions with a Subject Code and the E000 designation (Elective – needs evaluation).
  2. A Temple representative will initiate the evaluation of E000 courses by providing the course syllabus to the appropriate faculty member.
  3. The faculty evaluator will determine if the E000 course is a direct equivalent.
  4. When E000 course evaluation is complete, an advisor will submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation Change Form after receiving an email from the faculty evaluator.
  5. Admissions will update the student’s record.
  6. Student Collaboration Center will update transfer articulation rules.
  7. Student confirms change in DARS.