Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System

  • The Online Transfer Credit Equivalency System is a tool to help you begin understanding how your credits may transfer to IUP.

    • Equivalencies are the most current to date, are evaluated on an ongoing basis, and are subject to change. Equivalencies should be used as reference only.
    • The Equivalency Guide is not a complete catalog listing. If your institution or course(s) are not listed, course equivalency credit will be evaluated at the time of admission review, provided the official college transcript has been received.
    • You must type the full institutional name--abbreviations such as CCAC, WCCC, etc. are not recognized. Once you’ve selected your institution, a full, alphabetical list of all previously evaluated courses will populate on the left, and the IUP equivalent will populate on the right.
    • If you are looking for courses at a school that has multiple sites (i.e., Pitt, CCAC, Penn State), you can look first for the specific branch. If you don’t find that site or the course you are looking for, search the main location of that institution.
    • To narrow down your options, you can type at least a partial course number from the transferring institution (for example, if you are searching for a English course, but aren’t sure of the full course number, you can type “ENG” and all course prefixes starting with ENG from that institution will populate).
    • You must enter a space between the subject and course number when searching for specific courses.     
  • Visit to create your student account and obtain comprehensive transfer information about transferring to or from participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
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  • To access the old version of the credit evaluation tool, which includes exams and international colleges, please use this link.

    Official transfer credit evaluation is established through the Transfer Services Office in the Office of Admissions. Applicants typically receive an official transfer credit evaluation within two weeks  from the offer of admission.

    Transfer Equivalency Course Guide

    If an equivalency is listed, the credit will transfer for admissions purposes if the earned grade is a “C” or above. How the course applies toward liberal studies (general education) requirements or the major will be determined by the respective IUP academic department.

    If an exact IUP course match exists, the course number will reflect the IUP equivalent course.If there is no exact match, but the course transfers as an elective, the original course title from the sending institution will be retained and the number will include XX according to the level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX).

    Courses Not in the Equivalency Database

    A course not included in the list has not been evaluated to date, but still may be transferrable to IUP. Courses are evaluated at the time of application review, provided the Office of Admissions has received an official transcript with final grades from the institution. How the course applies toward general education requirements or the major will be determined by the respective IUP academic department.

    Reevaluation Request

    If you believe a course was evaluated incorrectly, you may submit a reevaluation form with a syllabus for the course in question.The form and syllabus for each course submitted for review should be taken to the Office of Transfer Services, Sutton Hall, Room G26, for consideration. You may pick up a form in Sutton Hall, Room G26, or download the transfer credit reevaluation form.

    Current Students: Pre-approval for Credits at Another Institution

    Current students who plan to take courses at another college or university should refer to the Pre-Approval for Coursework at Another College or University form to initiate the process. You will use the credit transfer tool on this page to find courses that have previously been evaluated that match your requirements in order to complete the form.