- AP (Advanced Placement)
- ACT/SAT exemptions
- IB (International Baccalaureate)
- Foreign language
- CLEP exams
- Military service
Find college credit equivalence from:
KU uses a Transfer Equivalency System called CredTran, which is provided as a guide to how classes at your current or former school are transferred to KU. However, note that:
- The fact that a course appears in the list does not guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case.
- After you're admitted to KU, we'll evaluate your official transcripts. Apply as early as possible because some courses may take time to evaluate. You’ll have the chance to review your Degree Progress Report (DPR) at or prior to your orientation and enrollment program to see which courses transferred and how they will apply to a KU degree.
- If the course or school you are looking for is not on the list, we will evaluate those courses after you have been admitted to KU. Keep in mind, KU does not accept any courses that are remedial, vocational, or technical in nature.
- Just because the course may transfer to KU does not mean that it will fulfill a requirement. See Understanding the Codes for more information.
- The fact that a class from your current or former school is listed does not guarantee that the school currently offers the course or plans to offer the course in the future
- CredTran is subject to frequent revision and courses are added regularly. The date at the bottom of a particular school listing reflects the latest revision date for transfer equivalencies from that school.
Appeals of transfer credit decisions begin in the Office of Admissions. The following document describes the appeals process:
If you plan to enroll in or are already enrolled in a KU math course for the Fall term and you are taking the required prerequisite math course over the summer at another institution, please read the following:
It is the student's responsibility to check with the transferring institution to make sure an official copy of the transcript reflecting a grade for the transfer math course can be generated and mailed in time to arrive at the KU Office of Admissions and Scholarships by August 13th. Otherwise, you may be dropped from your Fall KU math course. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Scholarships at 785-864-3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Civilization courses that transfer to KU as HIST H or HWC H do not fulfill KU's Western Civilization principal course requirement for The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If you have further questions regarding the transfer of Western Civilization courses and what will transfer for your major, please contact your academic advisor.
Most transfer students wonder, "How will my credit transfer?" KU's Office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admission (IRUA) will evaluate your college/university credit after you have been admitted to KU and provided official syllabi and course descriptions. We encourage you to provide these materials with your application. If you do not, we will determine how your credits will transfer when you enroll.
CredTran lists college and university courses that have already been evaluated for transfer to KU. We invite you to explore CredTran and see which, if any, of your courses have been evaluated.
We will consider coursework taken at an institution in another country for KU credit if:
- The ministry of education in that country recognizes the institution as a university
- The ministry of education in that country recognizes the institution as technical in nature but equivalent to a university
- You present all official records and documents for the coursework
- You can establish the number of days, days per week, and hours per day that were required to complete the coursework
- You arrive at KU with evidence, such as a catalog, syllabus, or other document with succinct course descriptions, that the coursework included specific topics
Some courses might not be recognized as equivalent to KU courses. Once you are on campus, some academic departments might require an interview or exam with you to establish your knowledge of the subject.