General Information

College-level coursework from regionally accredited colleges and universities (or equivalent for international institutions) is eligible for acceptance in transfer. Credit for a remedial course is not accepted for transfer if the course is remedial by definition of the transferring institution or if it is equivalent to a remedial course at DSU. It may, however, fulfill prerequisite requirements.

The Transfer Equivalency website will allow you to find course equivalencies from various schools across the U.S. This database is provided for planning purposes only. The absence of a college or university on the list is not an indication that DSU does not accept credit from that institution. The equivalencies listed are subject to change.

Official transfer of credit is completed in the Office of Academic Records. Please meet with your advisor for specific course transferability information. Upon acceptance to DSU, your transcripts will be forwarded to the Office of Academic Records for official evaluation, a process which may take up to two weeks. After your courses have been evaluated, you may view the results on Campus Connection.

Regional Accreditation Agencies

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CHE)

  • www.msche.org
  • Serving Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institution of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

  • www.neasc.org
  • Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (NEASC-CTCI)

  • www.neasc.org
  • Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees (NCA-CASI)

  • www.ncahlc.org
  • Serving Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)

  • www.ncahlc.org
  • Serving Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

  • www.nwccu.org
  • Serving Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS)

  • www.sacs.org
  • Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities(WASC-ACSUC)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)

Transfer Credit Challenge Procedures

Permission may be granted to substitute or waive courses upon approval of the student’s advisor, department chair, Academic Records Registrar and Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost according to the DSU Equivalency and Substitution Waiver Policy.

Course substitution is when a student petitions to substitute a different course (transferred or not) in lieu of a required course to complete his/her degree. Substitutions are issued by the academic department on a case-by-case basis and are only good for the current student requesting the substitution(s). Course substitutions do not override prerequisites. Submit a Course Substitution/Waiver Form to request an evaluation.

Course equivalency is when a student transfers in a course from another college or university and wants that course to be equal to one that Dickinson State University offers. Once the transferring course has a Dickinson State equivalency assigned to it by either bringing in a course description or course syllabus to the corresponding department, this course will then be equivalent for other students coming from the same college or university. Submit a Course Equivalency Form to request an evaluation.

Unofficial Transfer Credit Evaluation

Students thinking about attending Dickinson State may request an unofficial transfer credit evaluation. This review is for students who have not already applied to DSU. The request will be held for 30 days until an unofficial transcript is received by mail, fax, or email to the Office of Academic Records. Please contact Stacy Wilkinson at stacy.wilkinson@dickinsonstate.edu to request an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.