Transfer Credit


If a course transfers as a direct equivalent to a KU course, the transfer work will be listed by KU course number. CredTran at Admissions lists the courses as they were numbered at the original institution and the corresponding KU transfer equivalency. If a course does not transfer (even as elective credit) to KU, the KU column is blank. NOTE: If a course is not listed, it has not yet been evaluated by the Admissions Office – please call (785) 864-3911 for assistance.

Grades of D will not transfer as credit in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences but will be factored into your transfer plus KU GPA. Make sure you confirm this evaluation on your Degree Progress Report (DPR) once your transfer work has been posted.

Courses that do not have direct KU equivalencies are given the following codes:

General Elective Codes: (do not satisfy principal course requirements)

H: Humanities*
N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
S: Social Sciences
U: Undesignated (elective)
NL: Natural Sciences including Lab
UL: Undesignated Elective Lab
*Admissions does not evaluate Western Civilization courses. If the course transferred as HIST H, students should take their syllabus (not course description) to the KU Humanities and Western Civilization Office (308 Bailey). CLAS petition is not required.

Principal Course and Non-Western Culture Codes: (do satisfy principal course or non-Western culture requirements)

HH or HT: Humanities, Historical Studies
HP or HR: Humanities, Philosophy and Religion
HL: Humanities, Literature and the Arts
HLE: Humanities, Literature and the Arts also satisfies third English requirement, but cannot be used to fulfill BOTH requirements. Students may choose which requirement they want the course to satisfy.
HW: Humanities (not principal course), satisfies Non-Western Culture requirement
HE: Humanities (not principal course), satisfies third English requirement 
NB: Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences
NBL: Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences including Lab
NE: Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences
NEL: Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences including Lab
NM: Natural Sciences, Mathematical Sciences
NMM: Natural Sciences, Mathematical Sciences – satisfies 
Second Math requirement but cannot satisfy BOTH
NP: Natural Sciences, Physical Science
NPL: Natural Sciences, Physical Science including Lab
SC: Social Sciences, Culture and Society
SI: Social Sciences, Individual Behavior
SP or SF: Social Sciences, Public Affairs
SW: Social Sciences (not principal course), satisfies Non-Western Culture requirement

Additional Codes:

&: Remedial course
C: Correspondence
R: Repeated course
J: Junior/Senior level course

The above codes are used as a general evaluation of all students’ transcripts at the time of their admission to KU. Further evaluation may be done on an individual basis through a petition process through The Office of Admission. This is especially important for major courses, as each department must review and/or finalize major credit evaluation for courses that did not transfer as equivalents to KU courses.

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