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. This is 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.

Transfer Credit Challenge Procedures

Permission may be granted to substitute or waive courses upon approval from designated University employees. This includes 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. They 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 DSU offers. The transferring course gains DSU equivalency once the student brings a course description or 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 Sarah Pike at to request an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.