Transfer Credit

For Transfer Students  |  For Summer Courses At Home  |  For Study Abroad | Credit by Examination
Note: Students must take at least 50% of their Neuroscience Major coursework at Ohio State.


How can I find out if my courses will transfer to OSU?

Step 1: Check Transferology.com

Step 2: If the course is not on Transferology.com, acquire the complete course syllabus by contacting the course instructor. A brief course description from a website is not sufficient.

Step 3: Send the syllabus and any other required materials for evaluation. Course equivalencies are evaluated by the department from which the course is taught. For example, the chemistry department evaluates all chemistry classes, regardless of the student's intended major. Transfer Credit Coordinators and required materials by department are listed on the Registrar's website.

 

Are You a Transfer Student?

If you are planning to or have transferred to Ohio State, the Admissions Office will do a preliminary evaluation of your transcript (submitted with your OSU application), decide which courses transfer to Ohio State, and assign either Ohio State course numbers, 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 OSU Orientation Website
 
Course equivalencies are evaluated by the department from which the course is taught. For example, the chemistry department evaluates all chemistry classes, regardless of the student's intended major. Transfer Credit Coordinators are listed on the Registrar's websiteIf you have Neuroscience courses that are transferred in to Ohio State but not assigned a particular Ohio State 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 Neuroscience coursework evaluated, you will need to have the following information:
 
  1. Copy of our Transfer Credit Evaluation Form ( Neuroscience Transfer Credit Evaluation Form 11.25.14.pdf)
  2. Copy of the official syllabus of the course(s). Please note: course descriptions are not acceptable in place of syllabus.
  3. Copy of your transfer credit report from OSU:
    1. Log onto BuckeyeLink
    2. Under the "Enrollment and Academic History" section
    3. Select the “Transfer Credit Report” link
    4. Select the “Run Selected Program” option
    5. Click the “Submit New Audit” button
    6. Click the “Open Audit” option
    7. Click the “Open All Sections” and print the page

Please note that submitted materials will not be returned to you so only send us copies of your materials. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide an therefore you must remove your Social Security Number from any materials you submit to us.  Once you have this information, you can complete an online submission, drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (010 Townshend Hall), fax them to 614-292-7466, or mail them to us at:

 
Neuroscience Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
010 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Please allow 1 week 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 a week, please contact us at 614-292-8512 to verify that we received your materials). We evaluate transfer credit once per week and will inform you of our 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 and you are interested in finding out ahead of time how a course will transfer into the university, you can search for course equivalencies on Ohio State's Transferology page. If the course is not there, you will need to get the course evaluated. Course equivalencies are evaluated by the department from which the course is taught. For example, the chemistry department evaluates all chemistry classes, regardless of the student's intended major. Transfer Credit Coordinators are listed on the Registrar's website. The neuroscience department will evaluate any neuroscience courses when provided with the following information:
 
  1. Copy of our Transfer Credit Evaluation Form ( Neuroscience Transfer Credit Evaluation Form 11.25.14.pdf)
  2. Copy of the official syllabus of the course(s). Please note: course descriptions are not acceptable in place of syllabus.
  3. Name, address and website of the institution you are planning to take the course(s) from.
Please note that submitted materials will not be returned to you so only send us copies of your materials. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide an therefore you must remove your Social Security Number from any materials you submit to us.  Once you have this information, you can, complete an online submission, drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (010 Townshend Hall), fax them to 614-292-7466, or mail them to us at:
 
Neuroscience Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
010 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Please allow 1 week 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 a week, please contact us at 614-292-8512 to verify that we received your materials). We evaluate transfer credit once per week and will inform you of our 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 Study Abroad?

For more information on Study Abroad Programs, please visit the webpage for the Office of International Affairs.
 
If you will be studying abroad, it is best to have your courses evaluated before you go. Course equivalencies are evaluated by the department from which the course is taught. For example, the chemistry department evaluates all chemistry classes, regardless of the student's intended major. Transfer Credit Coordinators are listed on the Registrar's websiteYou do not need an appointment. In order to have your Neuroscience coursework evaluated, you will need to have the following information:
 
  1. Copy of our Transfer Credit Evaluation Form ( Neuroscience Transfer Credit Evaluation Form 11.25.14.pdf)
  2. Copy of the official syllabus of the course(s). Please note: course descriptions are not acceptable in place of syllabus.
  3. Tentative evaluation form from the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that submitted materials will not be returned to you so only send us copies of your materials. We are unable to ensure the security of the items you provide an therefore you must remove your Social Security Number from any materials you submit to us.  Once you have this information, you can complete an online submission, drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (010 Townshend Hall), fax them to 614-292-7466, or mail them to us at:
 
Neuroscience Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
010 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Please allow 1 week 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 a week, please contact us at 614-292-8512 to verify that we received your materials). We evaluate transfer credit once per week and will inform you of our 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.
 

 

Did you take an AP, IB, or CLEP exam?

For more information on receiving credit by examination, please see OSU's guide.

 

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