Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University
Undergraduate

Transfer Credit

Students must take at least 50% of their psychology major coursework at Ohio State.

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 at http://orientation.osu.edu/trans_credit.html.

If you have Psychology 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 Psychology coursework evaluated, you will need to have the following information:

  1. Print and submit the following form: Transfer Credit Evaluation Form
  2. Syllabus of the course(s). Please note: course descriptions are not acceptable in place of syllabus.
  3. Transfer credit report from OSU (for screen capture instructions, please click here)
    1. Log onto: http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/
    2. Under the "Enrollment and Academic History" section
    3. Select the “Transfer Credit Report” line
    4. Expand each section and Print out report
    5. Submit with this form
Please note that submitted materials will not be returned to you. Please provide us with copies only. WE ARE UNABLE TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE ITEMS YOU PROVIDE AND THEREFORE YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FROM ANY MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT TO US. Once you have this information, you can either drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (015 Psychology Building), fax them to 614-292-5136, or mail them to us at:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
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 614-292-5750 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 check out the Course Applicability System at osu.transfer.org. If you are interested in an institution or course not listed on the system, you can have us evaluate the course by providing us with the following information.
  1. Print and submit the following form: Transfer Credit Evaluation Form
  2. 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. Please provide us with copies only. WE ARE UNABLE TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE ITEMS YOU PROVIDE AND THEREFORE YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FROM ANY MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT TO US. Once you have this information, you can either drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (015 Psychology Building), fax them to 614-292-5136, or mail them to us at:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
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 614-292-5750 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?

If you will be studying abroad, it is best to have your courses evaluated before you go. You DO NOT need an appointment. In order to have your Psychology coursework evaluated, you will need to have the following information:
  1. Print and submit the following form: Transfer Credit Evaluation Form
  2. 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. Please provide us with copies only. WE ARE UNABLE TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE ITEMS YOU PROVIDE AND THEREFORE YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FROM ANY MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT TO US. Once you have this information, you can either drop off the above items in an envelope to our office (015 Psychology Building), fax them to 614-292-5136, or mail them to us at:

Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office
ATTN: TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
015 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave.
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 614-292-5750 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.

Check out oia.ohio-state.edu for more information.