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
- Upon acceptance to TWU, students may view their transfer work and unofficial transcript through Webadvisor.
- 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.
- Application of transferable coursework to specific degree plans is at the discretion of the student’s academic department.
- 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.
- TWU follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education’s ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services.
- 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
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.