International Transfer Credit Process
The Office of Admissions & Recruitment evaluates and verifies all academic credentials to determine whether transfer credit will be awarded. All college level coursework completed at an international institution accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country will be awarded. You must provide official syllabi or course descriptions for all coursework in order for courses to be equated to OU coursework. Upon admission to OU, grades for courses completed at international institutions are converted to neutral S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) grades.
Recognition of Ministry Education
We will first determine the following whenever you have attended a post-secondary college or university:
1. Is the institution recognized by the Ministry of Education or other recognized educational authorities?
- Yes - transfer credit will be awarded.
- No - transfer credit will not be awarded.
- If we cannot find information verifying its recognition, you are responsible for providing documentation. No credit will be awarded if recognition cannot be confirmed.
2. Is the program technical or vocational?
- The University of Oklahoma does not recognize technical or vocational institutions. Transfer credit will not be awarded.
If you are transferring from an international college or university, Admissions and Recruitment encourages you to obtain course syllabi or course descriptions of the post-secondary courses for subjects that you have taken previously. Syllabi are preferred.
Students who do not provide syllabi or course descriptions may only expect to receive general elective credit for the courses they have taken. If you receive general credit for these courses, please make note that such courses may not apply to your degree program. Students should know that even if they provide course syllabi or course descriptions to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the courses may not be deemed to be the equivalent of a course at The University of Oklahoma and may instead be given general elective credit.
Completed International Transfer Credit Evaluations
The transfer credit evaluations of foreign credentials are completed only after an applicant has been formally admitted to OU. Transfer applicants should submit their official transcripts and course syllabi or descriptions when applying to OU. This will ensure the most accurate evaluation of credit and will eliminate delays in the evaluation process. Upon admission to OU, grades for courses completed at international institutions are converted to neutral S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) grades.
Transfer Equivalency Guides
The University of Oklahoma has developed a transfer equivalency database with courses from some U.S. institutions. This list changes frequently as more courses are evaluated.
If you have specific questions regarding our transfer credit policies, please email us at email@example.com or call the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at : 1-405-325-2151.