Transferring Credits to UCO
Transfer credit is generally only considered from international tertiary or post-secondary institutions that are recognized by the ministry of education, or a similar accrediting body, in your home country.
Transfer credit may reduce the number of courses or subjects and the amount of time required to study at the University of Central Oklahoma. In order for us to begin your transfer credit evaluation, follow these steps:
- Admission to the University of Central Oklahoma - Accurate information about the number of credits accepted from your previous school and how long it would take you to graduate from UCO will not be available until you have applied and have been accepted to UCO.
- Begin the Transfer Credit Process - Due to the differences between the educational system in your home country and the American system, you must provide a syllabus or course description in English for each course/subject you previously studied at your previous college or university. The syllabus or course description should include as much detailed information as possible about the books, topics and grading system for each subject, as well as the amount of time you spent in the classroom and/or laboratories.
- Sending the Syllabus/Course Description - Once you have compiled the syllabus or course description, you may send them to the Office of Global Affairs by email or mail. If you plan to email them, ensure that it is prepared in either JPEG, PDF or Microsoft Word format.
- Credit Transfer Evaluation and Review - Once the Office of Global Affairs has received your syllabus or course description, we will review the recognition/accreditation of your university before forwarding to the UCO Articulation Office. The Articulation Office reviews transcripts before sending each syllabus or course description to the relevant department chairperson for the evaluation and final decision on the courses you have taken. The duration of this process varies, but the average length of time is between four-eight weeks. If your course descriptions are unclear, the department chairperson may ask to conduct an interview with you to determine the transferability of the courses. Contact your academic adviser about the major you are pursuing at UCO and its relevant articulation information.
- Transfer Credit Calculation and Decision - Once your syllabus or course description evaluation is complete, your records will be updated. This updated information will allow your academic adviser to determine the number of courses required for you to graduate from UCO. You and your adviser can use this information to generate a suggested plan of study.
Online Transfer GuideTransfer credit from other colleges in Oklahoma, and some other U.S. and international colleges, have already been articulated. This course information can be found in the Online Transfer Guide. If your current or previous university has a cooperative or transfer arrangement with UCO, there is a possibility that some of these courses have already been articulated. Understand that UCO does not post all the transfer equivalency information for all the colleges or universities in the Online Transfer Guide. As such, check with the Office of Global Affairs to verify the information.
Not all UCO partner institutions transfer credit articulations will be posted on the transfer guide. Contact your admissions adviser to find out more about the articulation of your credits if your institution is not listed there.
Additionally, you may visit the Transfer Equivalency Self-Service, which can help you determine how your previous credits can apply toward your UCO degree. View the steps on how to navigate the self-service.