Understanding Your Transfer Evaluation
As part of the undergraduate admission process, classes taken at other colleges are evaluated and added to the student record. At that point, you may run a Transfer Evaluation Report in DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) to identify how classes taken elsewhere apply to the general requirements for a baccalaureate degree at PSU. The "t-eval" is based on requirements in the current catalog; you may be eligible to use the requirements from a previous catalog and should speak to an advisor about their options. Major requirements are not included in the t-eval, but you may run a report specific to your major, degree, and catalog in DARS as well.
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or college credit taken during high school will also appear on the transfer-evaluation if the student has submitted official exam results and transcripts. Credit is contingent upon receiving creditable grades in examinations administered.
For more information about how credits are accepted at PSU, review the Transfer Rules on the Admissions website.
Please note: It is your responsibility to submit official test scores and transcripts from all schools attended. Any coursework taken after the initial transfer evaluation is produced will be added 6-8 weeks after the updated transcript has been received by the Admissions office.
Below is a sample of what the t-eval looks like. Explanations of each column are listed under the footnotes:
|Term||PSU equivalent||Credits||Grade||Original Course|
|Wi191||MTH 1112||5.003||TC4||COLLEGE ALGEBRA/PCC: MTH 111B5|
|Wi19||BA 211||5.00||TVC+||FUND OF FIN ACTG/PCC: BA 211, 212|
|Wi19||BA LD||2.00||TVC+||PRINC OF ACTG/PCC: 211, 212|
|Sp19||COMM 220||4.00||TA||PUBLIC SPEAKING/PCC: SP 111|
|Sp19||PSY LD||3.00||TB >R||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/PCC: 215|
|Su19||VOC CREDIT6||3.00||--||INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION/PCC: AVS 127|
|Fa19||GEN UD||4.50||TA||MYTHS OF HAWAIIAN HISTORY/UH MANOA HWST 343|
|Fa19||PSY LD||4.50||TB >R||PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER/UH MANOA PSY 202|
|Wi20||WR 121||0.00||TF >D||ENGLISH COMPOSITION/PCC: WR 121|
1 Term course was originally taken. The t-eval lists courses in chronological order from oldest to newest. The letters indicate the term (Fa = Fall, Wi = Winter, Sp = Spring, Su=Summer), and the numbers are the year. For example, Wi19 is Winter 2019.
2 PSU equivalent, i.e., how the course was accepted. Courses with direct equivalents will be accepted with specific course numbers (e.g., MTH 111); courses with unknown equivalents will be listed as LD (lower-division) UD (upper-division). Students may present a course description to the academic department in question and request a re-evaluation.
3 Credits accepted in terms of quarter credit hours. Any semester credits have been converted by multiplying by 1.5. Some courses may have zero credit or reduced credit and are noted when courses are duplicated, taken out of sequence, exceed credit maximums or are non-transferable.
4 Course grade. The "T" preceding indicates it is a transfer grade. If multiple courses are combined for an average GPA, a "TV" will precede the grade.
5 Name of original transfer course along with the abbreviation of the institution from which it transferred.
6 Courses labeled "VOC CREDIT" are typically those which are part of an applied science professional-technical program. PSU accepts 12 such credits, but since they are not college-transferable, no grade is included.
If you have questions about what appears on your transfer evaluation or DARS report, please consult your academic advisor.