Transfer Credit Equivalency
This online Transfer Equivalency Guide is an unofficial reference. The equivalencies listed are subject to change. For example, changes in course number, title, credits awarded, or course content can impact course equivalencies. Official transfer credit evaluations are completed ONLY after official transcripts are received.
PLEASE NOTE: if your institution is not listed or a course you took is not listed, this does not mean it will not transfer, it means it has not been evaluated yet.
- The Left side of the page lists the transfer courses by subject in alphabetical order.
- The Right side lists the course equivalency at LSUA. Please scroll down the page to display all courses.
- Transfer Course:AC005:1998: The catalog year the course was evaluated is listed after the course in the Transfer course column. Courses with older effective terms are subject to review and may change.
- Elective Credit reflects lower level (TRAN 1***/2***) OR Subject Code (ENGL 1***/2***) - upper level (TRAN3***/4***) coursework or Subject Code (ENGL3***/4***).
- Group code: All transfer courses with the same Group code must be taken to receive the equivalent LSUA course(s). example BIOL2083:2003-2006:A and BIOL2084:2003-2006:B
- Quarter Credit: Transfer credits from institutions on a quarter system are converted to semester credits.
Want to find out how your courses will transfer to LSUA?
After you click the button below, select your state and then the institution you are transferring from.
Course Transfer Information
PLEASE NOTE: If a course is not listed, it will be reviewed by a transfer credit evaluator once we have received the official transcript(s). If your course is determined to be college-level coursework and is from an accredited institution it is eligible
for transfer to LSUA. If you have concerns about whether your course is college-level, please direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If course credits are not displayed, the number of course credits from the transferring institution may vary and
this will impact the number of credits awarded at LSUA
official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions
from each regionally accredited college or university attended. This
academic information will be used to determine transfer of credits. A
final official transcript must be received in the Office of Admissions
by the 1st day of class the first term of attendance. If the college or
university participates in secure electronic transmission of official
transcripts, the transcripts should be sent to: email@example.com
All college-level courses from colleges or universities in candidacy status or accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies at the time the courses were taken will be accepted for transfer credit. Courses from non-accredited schools will not be accepted for transfer, however a student will have the opportunity to appeal for credit through the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
Evaluations of credits from other institutions are made by department chairs and/or appropriate faculty and are processed by the Office of the Registrar. These evaluations are not made until a student’s complete application and all official transcripts from each college and university attended are received.
Transfer courses are evaluated based on the catalog in effect during the academic year in which the student applies to the university. When transfer courses are taught at the lower (1000-2000) level at the sending institution but at the upper (3000-4000) level at LSUA, upper-level credit may be granted if the courses are determined to be equivalent by the departmental faculty and department chair. Such equivalencies are usually limited to differences of one level (i.e., 2000 to 3000). Exceptions to this general rule require the approval of the departmental faculty and department chair. A maximum of 15 hours of lower-level transfer credit that has been evaluated as upper-level credit at LSUA may be used to satisfy the upper-level course requirement for the LSUA baccalaureate degree being pursued.
Credit earned by departmental or institutional examinations at other regionally-accredited colleges and universities and listed on an official transcript is recognized in the same way as residence credit earned in those institutions is accepted. Such credit is generally not included in the computation of the grade point average.
Students who have taken subject examinations in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board (AP) should have examination scores sent directly to Admissions. Official examination scores are then sent to the Office of the Registrar for review and posting on student’s transcript if applicable.
Credit is not awarded for work or travel experience except as validated by appropriate credit examinations at LSUA.
Credit allowed by the Office of the Registrar for transfer is in all cases subject to review by the student’s department chair and to approval by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Inquiries about the evaluation of credit should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Inquiries about the acceptance of credit for a particular degree program and about the length of time required for the completion of the requirements of a particular degree program should be directed to the appropriate academic department.