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Transfer Student FAQ

Q. Where can I find Degree Plans?

A. Degree Plans are available on the Registrar page and on individual Academic Program pages.

Q. How do I know which of my credits will transfer to TLU?

A. Credits from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to TLU. That means that most students can transfer all of their credits. There are a few limitations, however. Courses that are not considered college level (developmental or remedial courses) will not transfer, technical courses used as part of a professional certification will not transfer, and courses with an earned grade lower than C- will not transfer. Also, community college students are limited to 68 hours of transfer work.

Q. How do the courses I have taken fulfill my TLU degree requirements?

A. Because our lower level (freshman and sophomore) Foundations and Dimensions of Liberal Education have so much flexibility, most students find that their coursework will fulfill some or all of those requirements, for example, English composition, math, and natural science. In addition to the dimensions, transfer credit may also fulfill the lower level components of the major requirements. Courses that do not fulfill the dimensions or major requirements can usually be used as electives. Electives are “free” courses – students can select the courses they want. Most degrees at TLU have room for electives, some as many as 25 hours.

Q. When will I know which credits will transfer?

A. Upon completion of an application file, an official evaluation will be done and you will have a complete listing of each course and how it applies to your degree plan.  You will then know how many hours are applicable and what kind of requirements you have fulfilled. A copy of this evaluation will be included in your advising file. 

Q. Are transfer students required to submit high school transcripts?

A. Transfer students with less than 24 hours of transfer credit, or who have graduated high school within the past five years, will be required to submit a high school transcript. Transfer students with less than 15 hours of credit will be evaluated under the requirements for first-year student admission, and may be required to send official SAT/ACT scores.

Q. Will TLU accept CLEP or AP credit?

A. TLU will accept up to 30 hours of credit from AP, CLEP, DANTES, and Excelsior College exams. TLU accepts the American Council on Education (ACE) minimum score for receipt of credit on these exams. In addition, credit may be available to graduates for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Q. If I am not coming to TLU immediately following high school, how can I select courses at my community college that will transfer to my degree program at TLU?

A. The transfer equivalency guide can help you plan your course of study. Selecting courses from those guides will ensure that you are taking only those courses you will need when you arrive at TLU.