Frequently Asked Questions
First, create a free user account, then choose a path:
- Use the Will My Courses Transfer path, to find out if your courses will transfer to other schools. For this path, add your courses, click the Search for Matches button then begin exploring your search results.
- Use the Find a Replacement Course path, to find courses you can take elsewhere which will transfer to your current school. For this path, choose your current school, add course(s) you want to take elsewhere, click the Search for Matches button then begin exploring your search results.
After viewing transfer course match details from a participating school, click the Request information
button to request more information from the school regarding your particular transfer situation.
A: Matches represent school transfer credit based on your course work, assuming you have passing grades. The match details show specific course transfer credit. If you have specific questions about your matches, contact the school directly by clicking its Request Information button on the Match Detail page or the School Profile page.
A: While every school is different, this generally means that although a school doesn't have an exact match for your course(s), you may likely receive some transfer credit. For more information, contact the school directly by clicking its Request Information button. They'll be able to provide information specific to your circumstances.
A: No. You must contact the school directly to apply. Look in the School Profile area to see if the school has a link for "Admissions Application" or "Admissions Information." Click on the link to be directed to the school’s website--they'll be able to give you information specific to your circumstances.
A: No. Transferology simply shows you the participating school's equivalencies for the courses you've entered. Entering the courses you've taken does NOT initiate a transcript request from your former/current school(s).
When you're ready to transfer, you'll need to follow the transfer guidelines set forth by the institution you're transferring to. Typically, this means requesting your prior school send an official transcript to the school you want to transfer to. Contact the participating school directly by clicking their Request Information button. They'll be able to provide information specific to your circumstances. Lastly, check the participating school's website for information regarding their transfer process.
A: Maybe. But this really depends on why the school is not appearing on your list of matches in the first place. The school may not be listed because it hasn't provided transfer rules that match your courses. Or, maybe the school doesn't participate in Transferology at all--not every school in the United States participates. Transferology only display matches for schools that participate.
If there is a school you'd like to see, send us a message via the "Contact Us" link below and we'll find out if they'd like to participate in Transferology. In the meantime, you should look into contacting the school directly to get your specific transfer course questions answered.
A: No. Transferology is not connected to a course scheduling or registration system for member schools and has no information about what courses might be offered online.
A: The blue icon allows a school to display notes explaining the transfer equivalent course or how the credit might be used for requirements at the school. Just click directly on the icon to display the note(s).
A: When the Apply Courses to a Program button displays under the school logo, the school allows their programs to be run. If the school you're interested in offers this, simply click that button and follow the prompts. Additionally, if the school has the source school feature enabled, you will also be able to view all courses that apply to a program from a specific source school. This allows you to see courses to take which transfer into a particular program. If you don't see the Apply Courses to a Program button, the school does not allow their programs to be run.
A: Go to the Matches page in the Will My Courses Transfer Path, select the school from the list that you ran the program for, and use the Request Information button to notify the school that you are having an issue with the specific program. You can also request the school to send you a degree audit for your specific program.
A: A school name may not appear in the list due to either a misspelling issue or it might not be there at all. First, try typing the most unique part of the school name all by itself. For example, type "Cloud" for St. Cloud State University. Note that this is especially tricky for schools with Saint/St/St. in the name; you must type the name the official way the school does or you will not find it.
Again, correct spelling of the most unique part of the name can help ensure that you find it in the list. If your school still isn't in the list, send us a message via the "Contact Us" link below and we'll do everything we can to add it.
A: While there is no way to update programs, you can rerun them as many times as necessary. There's no limit to the number of programs you can run or to the number of times you can run any one program.
A: Some of the member schools don't have equivalencies displaying for international schools, but this doesn't necessarily mean that they won’t accept the courses or credit in transfer. Click the Request Information button to request information specific to your circumstances regarding international transfers.
A: Click on your name in the upper right hand corner and select "Edit Profile." In the bottom right hand corner, select “remove your account.”
A: No. Transferology is not a school, it's a helpful website for students researching their college transfer options.
You have to enable tabbing within the browser:
- Click the "Safari" menu item
- Click "Preferences"
- Click "Advanced
- Under the "Accessibility" section, click to enable the checkbox for "Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage"
You should now be able to tab between menus and fields.
A: Transferology is a free website designed to help students explore their college transfer options at schools across the United States.
A: If the school you're interested in doesn't participate in Transferology, we are happy to contact them about becoming a member. If there is a school you'd like to see, send us a message via the "Contact Us" link below and we'll find out if they'd like to join our network of member schools.
In the meantime, you should contact the school directly to get your specific transfer course questions answered.
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Let’s break it down.
Will My Courses Transfer?
Use this feature when you want to transfer and are looking for a new school to attend.
Enter all the courses you’ve taken or are planning to take at your current school, then click Search for Matches.
You’ll see a list of schools with a match percentage that ranks who has said they’ll give you credit for those courses.
You can use filters to narrow the results by distance from zip code, state, tuition, size, public or private, by your
marked favorites, or even one specific school – allowing you make the best decision that’s right for you.
Find a Replacement Course
Use this feature if you have no intention of leaving your current school,
but need to take a course, or courses, somewhere else for credit at your current school.
For example, over the summer you’ll be home (4 hours away from your school) but you really need to get your Math pre-requisite out of the way.
Enter the course that’s offered at your current school, then click Search for Matches. You’ll see a list of schools that offer a course that your current school
has said will transfer back. You can use filters to narrow the results by distance from zip code, state, tuition, size, public or private, by your marked favorites,
or even one specific school – allowing you to choose the most efficient and convenient option to stay on track.
Note: results are not guaranteed and only represent the schools in the Transferology network. Other institutions may offer credit for the courses you’ve taken, or have transfer agreements with your current school.
View the school profiles and contact the institutions directly whose data isn’t yet available, or contact your advisor.