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Process of Transfer Transcript Evaluation
  • After a student submits the transfer transcripts to TWU and paid admission fees, the Office of Admission Processing evaluates – enters the data from the transcript and assigns equivalencies for the TWU transcript.  Original transcripts are imaged for electronic retrieval.
  • If a student enters as a post-baccalaureate student, the Office of Admission Processing does not evaluate and list all the courses taken for the first degree.  [If a student is enrolling as a post- baccalaureate student for a second degree, the student, with advisor approval, may submit a request that specific courses for be evaluated for equivalency with TWU core courses or core areas.]

 TWU Transfer Articulation Agreements

  • List the approved plans for students who complete two years at the community college and complete the degree at TWU. 
  • Transfer Equivalency Guides: Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, and North Central Texas Community Colleges.

Transfer of Credit

  • Limit on transfer credits:  Students admitted 2013 fall and forward may transfer up to 90 hours.  Students admitted between 2009 fall and 2013 summer may transfer up to 84 hours.  Students admitted prior to 2009 fall may transfer up to 72 hours.
  • Transfer Dispute Policy – follow state regulations and process as described in the General Catalog/Academic Information.
  • Types of courses accepted for a TWU degree program:
    • Academic courses listed in the Texas lower division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) manual
    • Courses with Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) numbers
    • Courses with equivalencies to TWU courses
    • Courses without equivalencies if the department accepts them
  • Types of courses not generally accepted without academic departmental approval         
    • Technical/ workforce (WECM) courses
    • Technical courses for which there are no TWU equivalents
  • Types of courses not usually accepted
    • Courses from an unaccredited academic institution

Transfer of Core Curriculum Courses

  • A student who transfers to TWU and is “core complete” does not have to take any of the TWU core or satisfy other core requirements. If the “core complete” does not appear on the transcript, students may be asked to provide documentation showing its completion at the original institution.
  • If a class counts at a core at another Texas public institution, TWU must accept that class for the area of the core for which it was taken.
  • Students who have not completed all areas of the state core must complete the TWU core.
  • Courses from private or out-of-state institutions must be evaluated for core credit based on their teaching and testing of the approved core educational objectives.
  • No advisor, institution, or institutional representative may approve course substitutions or waivers of core curriculum requirements.

Transfer of Courses for the Major

  • When there is a Texas Field of Study plan for a given major, specifying the lower division courses for that major, TWU is required to accept those Field of Study courses. Currently there are filed of study curricula for business, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood, 4-8 teacher certification, music, nursing and communication.

See the plans at the Coordinating Board website:

  • Academic departments’ rules on courses for the major, such as GPA, apply to transfer courses in the same way as they do to native students. A university/ program may deny the transfer of courses with grade of “D” as applicable to the student’s major, core or field of study.
  • In some cases, professional accreditation standards for programs, may limit the acceptance of transfer courses for the major (when standards dictate how or by whom the course is taught, for example).
  • Academic departments may substitute transfer courses for their required major courses, usually with a course substitution form attached to the degree plan.

page last updated 10/7/2016 2:47 PM