What is transfer credit?
Transfer credit refers to the number of transferable credit(s) or course equivalent(s) earned at another regionally accredited institution that is accepted towards a degree program at Troy University.
Who processes transfer credit?
The Academic Evaluation Center processes all undergraduate transfer credit for Troy University.
Where do I send my Official Transcripts to be evaluated?
Once you have applied to TROY, you are required to submit all previous college transcripts to your TROY admissions office.
Paper Transcripts: Please have Paper Transcripts sent to:
111 Adams Administration
Troy, AL 36082
Electronic Transcripts: Please refer to the following email address when requesting the submission of official electronic transcripts. All other transcripts received via ANY other email address will not be accepted:
Once official transcripts are received, your admission status will be determined and a request for credit evaluation will be sent to the AEC on your behalf.
Is there a list of classes that transfer from my school?
There are transfer listings for several institutions. Please keep in mind that, due to periodic changes in the course curriculum, all transfer credit listings are not guaranteed to post exactly as listed and are provided to assist you in determining what may be accepted for credit at Troy University. Listings for additional schools will continue to be posted as they become available.
Click here for Listings of Accepted Transfer Credit
Who needs a transfer credit evaluation?
Current students who:
- Seek an Associate's or Bachelor's degree and have previously attempted credit at another institution of higher education.
- Have test scores for any of the following:
AP Exams CLEP DSST
Dantes IB AICE
- Serve in the military or have completed military service.
- Possess formal civilian training that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).
- Have credits from an international institution. Please click here for more detailed information.
Click here for foreign transfer credit information
Click here for non traditional credit information
How does the transfer credit evaluation process work?
Once a student has submitted an undergraduate application and 'OFFICIAL' transcripts of previous work attempted have been received, student services personnel will then send a request to the Academic Evaluation Center (AEC) to have those official transcripts evaluated.
After the evaluation request is received by the AEC, each completed course will be reviewed for potential transfer credit. If credits are older and course descriptions are not available online, free elective credit will be granted until the student provides additional course information if applicable.
How long does it take to process transfer credit?
Troy University processes a high volume of official transcripts from institutions worldwide. Currently, credit evaluation requires up to ten business days once the AEC receives the evaluation request from the student's home site/campus, so please be patient with our staff.
Until you know exactly how your transfer credits will be accepted, it is recommended that you only register for those courses unlike any other you have completed in the past and will apply to your declared degree program.
How will I know when my transfer credits have been posted?
Once your official transcripts have been evaluated, you will be able to view the results via your Trojan Web Express account. You can view all courses by selecting the 'Transcript' option via the Students menu. You may also select the 'Program Evaluation' option, which will create an unofficial program evaluation that lists your degree requirements as well as the application of your transfer credit. However, please keep in mind that the program evaluation is incomplete if you have not declared a complete degree program consisting of a program or a major/minor combination (when applicable).
If needed, a more detailed transfer equivalency report may be requested from your local registrar's office, which will list for you each transfer course and its determined Troy equivalent.
What can affect my transfer credit evaluation results?
The University can accept undergraduate courses completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher learning.
The University can accept ACE recommended credits for military or civilian workforce experiences as listed in the National Guide, National PONSI, AARTS, SMARTS, etc.
Developmental or remedial courses do not transfer, with the exception of select remedial math courses that are posted for prerequisite purposes only. The credits will still not be used toward total degree hours.
Technical and/or vocational courses do not transfer, unless taken as part of a regionally accredited associate's degree and deemed appropriate for transfer.
Continuing education unit (CEU) courses do not transfer.
Credits from institutions that operate on the quarter system will be converted to semester hours. This is done by multiplying the quarter credit hours by 2/3 or by dividing the number of quarter hours by 1.5.
Grades of Pass/Satisfactory at the undergraduate level are acceptable as long as the credit is equivalent to a C grade or better.
Each college determines how courses will be applied to meet general education and program requirements. A course that is determined to complete a general education area at one institution may not be acceptable as a TROY general studies requirement.
In addition, for a transfer course to be awarded as a TROY science course, it must have a laboratory component. Equivalent science courses without a verified lab component will be applied to the lecture course only until the lab can be verified.
Credit from community colleges is generally considered to be lower level and is generally applicable only to freshman (1100 level) and sophomore (2200 level) requirements. Some select 3300 level awards are allowed only as approved by the departments.
Additional documentation may be required (e.g., course syllabi or descriptions) if further review of a course equivalency is desired.
Once this course-by-course credit evaluation is completed, an academic program evaluation can be performed to determine exactly what a student's remaining courses will be for a declared major/program/minor combination. A student should check with his/her academic advisor on how to obtain an 'Official' Academic Program Evaluation, which is a separate process from the transfer credit evaluation.
What transfer credits are accepted?
TROY does not limit the number of credits you may transfer. However, residency requirements do exist for each degree program (Please see the Academic Regulations section of the appropriate undergraduate catalog). Therefore, in rare cases, additional credit may be required at TROY in order to meet this residency requirement.
The award of undergraduate transfer credit is based on established transfer credit guidelines established for our university, as well as the specific requirements of the student's chosen program of study. Transfer credit priority will be given to semester hours from regionally accredited institutions where graded credit was awarded.
To determine if your transfer institution is regionally accredited, please visit the U.S. Department of Education. Upon institution lookup, the transfer institution must have been accredited during the time the credit in question was earned and must have been accredited by one of these regional accreditation agencies:
General transfer overview
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- North Central Association of College and Schools, Higher Learning Commission
- North Central Association of College and Schools, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
for a general transfer overview.