To help in your educational planning, the Office of Admissions has developed a searchable transfer course database. The following information is to assist users with navigating this new database. To access the database, click on the Transfer Equivalencies Database link below.
Courses that have an OU equivalent course number of 1999 (lower-division) or 3999 (upper-division) will transfer to the University and often can be applied toward a degree. In some cases, they may substitute for required courses; in others, they may transfer as elective credit. In some instances, these courses have been approved for general education credit, which is indicated in the “Gen. Ed.” column in search results. Many majors require specific courses in the general education core areas. Please refer to the OU degree checksheet for major-specific requirements. How each course will apply toward an OU degree will be determined by the degree-recommending college within the University. Additionally, courses that carry fewer semester hours than their OU counterpart will generally substitute for the indicated OU courses, but students must make up the difference in credit hours before graduation.
If a lower-division course is equivalent to an upper-division OU course, it will substitute for the specified course. However, additional upper-division hours may be required for graduation.
Transfer courses with letters after the course number have multiple titles with varying equivalencies. To ensure the correct equivalent, check for corresponding course titles.
Connector column: Use of the word “AND” signifies a course has more than one OU equivalent. For example:
|BIO||1314A||Hum Anat/Physiol I||4||Lower Division||BIOL||2124||Human Physiology||2|
|BIOL||1314A||Hum Anat/Physiol I||4||Lower Division||AND||Biol||2255||Human Anatomy||2|
Use of the word “OR” signifies a course that has either one OU equivalent or another. For example:
|BIO||1113||Gen. Biol.||3||Lower Division Course||BIOL||1005||Concepts in Biology||3||Gen Ed-|
Nat. Sci. w/lab
|With passing grade in both lecture and lab|
|BIO||1113||Gen. Biol.||3||Lower Divison Course||OR||BIOL ||1999||Lower Division Transfer Credit||3|
If you have any questions or a course is not listed for your institution, contact the Office of Admissions, 1000 Asp Avenue room 127, Norman OK 73019-4076; phone: 405-325-2252; fax: 405-325-7124; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an applicant interested in transferring to one of the undergraduate programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City, please contact the OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records at 405-271-2359.
**Please be aware course equivalencies may change without notice**
**Please also note that this database contains the historical course equivalencies for other institutions. Please check the specific institution’s course catalog for the current course number and title.**
Once you have been admitted to OU, the Office of Admissions does a complete evaluation of your transfer credit. If you are admitted with a semester in progress, you will need to provide the Admissions Office with an official transcript showing your final courses and grades, and they will be added to your transfer credit evaluation. You will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with you to determine how your transfer work will apply toward your OU degree and assist you in planning a schedule of classes for your first semester at OU.
If you are undecided about attending OU, you may request a prospective student transcript evaluation. However, if you are relatively certain that you plan to attend OU; it is to your advantage to apply for admission rather than to request a prospective student evaluation.
Here's how to schedule a prospective student transcript evaluation:
If you are unable to visit the campus, send a letter requesting a pre-admission evaluation, along with official transcripts from your high school and each college or university you've attended, to the Office of Admissions, 1000 Asp Avenue room 127, Norman, OK 73019-4076. In your letter please include your intended major, the names of all colleges attended, the term you plan to enter OU and your current address and phone number.
Transfer of Advanced Standing Credit Awarded by Another Institution of Higher Education
Advanced standing credit posted on transcripts from institutions in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education will transfer to the University subject to the same conditions as resident credit from these campuses.
Advanced standing credit posted on transcripts from all other institutions will be accepted by the University as long as the credit was earned through one of the advanced standing mechanisms mentioned in this brochure. The dean of the college in which a student will earn a degree will determine how this credit applies toward the degree.