Transfer Coursework

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.

Academic Course Transfer

  • Courses with a direct TWU equivalent are assigned the TWU course prefix and number.
  • Courses with no direct TWU equivalent are assigned a generic course prefix and level (1000, 2000, 3000 or 4000), such as ART 2000.
  • Classification Level of Courses – Courses will transfer to TWU at the level at which these courses were classified by the institution granting the credit, unless specified otherwise in the institutional transfer equivalency guides . Community college courses will count as lower-level courses, unless otherwise specified.
  • 90 Semester Credit Hour Limit – All courses from regionally-accredited two year colleges (including those with a grade of F) will be transferred up to a maximum of 90 semester credit hours. If a student has taken more than 90 semester credit hours, a TWU transcript evaluator will post the 90 semester credit hours that appear to best fit core curriculum and degree plan requirements. Substitutions and/or changes may be made after consultation with your TWU academic advisor.
  • Regionally-accredited four-year institutions – There is no maximum number of semester credit hours transferred from four-year institutions; however, students must observe the TWU residency requirement for graduation. Additional charges may be applied for semester credit hours taken in excess of those required for the selected degree program.
  • Unaccredited or non-regionally accredited institutions – Courses taken at such institutions will be evaluated independently.
  • Repeated Courses – If a transfer course has been taken more than once at another institution, TWU will accept the best grade awarded to the student for that course. (Individual academic programs with a separate admissions review process may have a different practice for repeated courses.)
  • Confirming Transferable Coursework
    1. Upon acceptance to TWU, students may view their transfer work and unofficial transcript through Webadvisor.
    2. No undergraduate coursework taken as part of the B.A. or B.S. program will be posted to the TWU transcript for students accepted as post-baccalaureate students.
    3. Application of transferable coursework to specific degree plans is at the discretion of the student’s academic department.
    4. Application of transferable coursework to specific core or global perspective requirements is at the direction of the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships.
  • Re-evaluate Transferability – Texas Woman’s University reserves the right to re-evaluate the transferability of specific courses offered by other institutions, and to amend the University course and/or program offerings without prior notice. Check the TWU Transfer Admissions website for the most up to date information on transfer credit policies .
  • Final Equivalency Determination – Final determination of course equivalences resides with the academic department most aligned with the transfer course.

Workforce Course Transfer

  • Courses defined as workforce education (Workforce Education Course Manual - WECM), technical or vocational, are not transferable to a B.S. or B.A. degree program, unless specifically approved by the appropriate academic department.
  • Workforce courses may be transferred as a block of credit to specific degrees, such as the B.A.S. (Bachelor of Applied Science) degrees, with appropriate departmental approval.
  • Students entering a B.A.S. program may change to a B.S. or B.A. program by reapplying to the University. In this case the workforce credit may not be applicable, and could be removed from the TWU transcript.

Military Credit

  • TWU follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education’s ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services.

Non-Transferrable Courses

  • College preparatory course work in remedial math, reading, and writing, or courses equivalent to developmental TWU courses, are not transferable, and do not satisfy college-level requirements at TWU. Successful completion of developmental courses may be used to establish readiness for college-level courses.
  • Courses in college transition/student success are not transferable to TWU, unless they satisfy a Texas core curriculum area for another Texas public institution.
  • TWU does not accept life or work experience for college credit.

Information related to the state-approved Field of Study Curricula can be found on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board  site.

The University provides support services for transfer students equivalent to those provided to non-transfer students regularly enrolled at the institutions, including an orientation program for transfer students equivalent to that provided for entering first year students.