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Types of Credit

Group of students looking at laptop Whether earning credit directly from completed coursework or prior learning assessment, transfer is awarded in four different ways: as a direct course equivalent, general education/core, general elective, or subject elective.

Direct course equivalents are awarded for specific courses offered at receiving institutions.

General education/core transfer credits satisfy general education/core requirements, such as social science or fine arts.

General elective credit (example GEL xxx) recognizes the college-level work completed, but it may not directly relate to a course orĀ  subject offered at the receiving institution.

Subject elective credit recognizes the subject of the transfer (example: PSY xxx), but the receiving institution does not have an equivalent course.

Transfer credits awarded to satisfy degree requirements will vary by program. Use the transfer credit evaluation tool to see how your transfer credits align with your desired program.