Evaluation of External Courses for Transfer Credit

Before You Submit a Request


The form below allows you to request that a course be considered for transfer to CMU for credit. Before completing the form, you should be aware that:

  • Courses must be approved for transfer credit BEFORE you take them. SCS reserves the right to reject applications for transfer credit for courses taken without preapproval.
  • You must talk with your advisor and keep them informed of your requests. Your advisor will be included in our email to you about transfer courses.
  • You need to use a separate request form for each course you want us to evaluate for transfer credit back to CMU.
  • You must check with your advisor to see if courses taken during a suspension can transfer back to CMU.
  • If you plan to use this course for a minor or additional major, you must also secure approval from that department.
  • We require detailed information about course content before we can evaluate a course.
  • If your course is online/remote, you must provide written or email evidence of proctoring and online/visual meeting with the instructor (e.g. Zoom) to verify work. Documentation of the process for exam proctoring and individual exam assessment must be uploaded. Exams should generally make up at least 40% of course grade.
  • We will notify you via email when your request has been received and also when it is approved or denied.
  • If the course is approved, CMU will give you credit as long as your final grade is an A, B or C from a major college or university; or an A or B from a smaller regional college or community college. The course units or credits transfer to CMU, but not the grade. Grades for transfer courses are not factored into your QPA.

Form Checklist

  • Course dates
  • Institution offering the course
  • Course number, title and credits/units
  • Duration
  • Course description*
  • Most recent course syllabus.* (If this is not available online, contact the instructor for it.)
  • Grading policy
  • Academic integrity policy*
  • Exam proctoring policy if this is an online course*
  • CMU course that matches the course you plan to take

*Indicates a PDF or .docx file is required.