Transfer Credit

Students majoring in psychology must take at least 50% of their psychology major coursework at Ohio State University.

General Transfer Credit
Preapproval for Summer
Preapproval for Education Abroad

 

Are You a Transfer Student?

If you are planning to or have transferred to Ohio State University, the Admissions Office will do a preliminary evaluation of your transcript (submitted with you OSU application), decide which courses transfer to Ohio State University, and assign either OSU course numbers, or general, special, technical, or deferred credit for your courses. You can find a description of this process and of different types of credit on the Transfer Orientation website.

If you have psychology courses that have transferred to OSU but are not assigned a particular Ohio State University course number, you can have this coursework further evaluated by our office for possible credit. You do not need an appointment in order to have your psychology coursework evaluated.  You will need to submit the following information:

Note that submitted materials will not be returned to you, so please provide us with copies only. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide, and therefore, you must remove your social security number from any materials that you submit to us. You can either drop off the above items to our office (015 Psychology Building), email them to psychadvising@osu.edu, or mail to:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Please allow 1-2 weeks after we receive the information for us to get back to you about how the course was evaluated (if you do not hear from us in two weeks, please contact us at (614) 292-5750 to verify that we received your materials). The Psychology Transfer Credit Committee generally meets once a week, and they will inform you of their decision by email. Any decisions made before you take a course are based on the Admissions Office transferring the course into the university and also on what the syllabus you provide offers. If significant changes are made to the course prior to you taking it, a different decision regarding how it is evaluated may be made.

Planning to Take a Course at Home over the Summer?

If you are a current student at Ohio State University and are interested in finding out ahead of time how a course will transfer into the university, you can check out the course equivalencies at many different institutions on www.transferology.com. If you are interested in an institution or course not listed on this website, you can have the Psychology Transfer Credit Committee evaluate the course by providing us with the following information:

Note that submitted materials will not be returned to you, so please provide us with copies only. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide, and therefore, you must remove your social security number from any materials you submit to us. You can either drop off the above items to our office (015 Psychology Building), email them to psychadvising@osu.edu, or mail them to:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Please allow 1-2 weeks after we receive the information for us to get back to you about how the course was evaluated (if you do not hear from us in two weeks, please contact us at (614) 292-5750 to verify that we received your materials). The Psychology Transfer Credit Committee generally meets once a week, and they will inform you of their decision by email. Any decisions made before you take a course are based on the Admissions Office transferring the course into the university and also on what the syllabus you provide offers. If significant changes are made to the course prior to you taking it, a different decision regarding how it is evaluated may be made.

**Regarding Credit from Chinese Institutions**

Beginning Summer 2018, the Department of Psychology will no longer be accepting transfer credits from Summer Programs hosted by Chinese Universities. The Chinese Ministry of Education has notified Ohio State that they will no longer be certifying the transcripts from these programs. While accredited Chinese universities offering courses during the regular academic year will certainly still be considered by the department for transfer credit, numerous concerns have emerged in the past few years about the academic integrity of the summer programs, which led to the recent decision by the Education Ministry. Our department will consider transfer credit requests for courses taken in Summer 2017 and before. However, moving forward, beginning with courses in Summer 2018, the department will not be accepting these transfer credits. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Planning to Study Abroad?

If you will be studying abroad, you should have your courses evaluated before you go. You do not need an appointment in order to have your psychology coursework evaluated.  You will need to submit the following documents:

Note that submitted materials will not be returned to you, so please provide us with copies only. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide, and therefore, you must remove your social security number from any materials you submit to us. You can either drop off the above items to our office (015 Psychology Building), email them to psychadvising@osu.edu, or mail them to:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Please allow 1-2 weeks after we receive the information for us to get back to you about how the course was evaluated (if you do not hear from us in two weeks, please contact us at (614) 292-5750 to verify that we received your materials). The Psychology Transfer Credit Committee generally meets once a week, and they will inform you of their decision by email. Any decisions made before you take a course are based on the Admissions Office transferring the course into the university and also on what the syllabus you provide offers. If significant changes are made to the course prior to you taking it, a different decision regarding how it is evaluated may be made.

For more information about Study Abroad opportunities, visit the Office of International Affairs


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