Transfer Credit and Exemptions
To be considered for transfer credit (exemptions) from another college or university outside of the U.S., please follow the steps below.
STEP 1 -- View Special Transfer Credit Information for:
STEP 2 – Apply to Wichita State University
- You must apply and be accepted for admission before we can begin a transfer credit evaluation.
- How to Apply for Admission
STEP 3 – Submit Syllabi
- Syllabi are detailed descriptions of the classes that you studied, the amount of time that you spent in lectures or laboratories, and more. Example of a Syllabus
- If syllabi are needed, your Admissions Officer will inform you. You should then send the syllabi as soon as possible.
- All syllabi must be in English.
- Each syllabus must match the course name on your transcript and cover the same dates in which you attended the course. For example, the syllabus for College English I must cover topics for Fall 2019 - the same term in which you took the class. You cannot submit a syllabus for College English I that was taught in Fall 2017 or any other term than when you took the course.
- Each syllabus should be in a PDF format and not sent all within one PDF. Each course should be separate.
- Student may translate syllabi if an English version is not offered by the school.
- Send syllabi electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 4 -- Submit Official Transcripts
- Unofficial transcripts are used to determine admission, however official transcripts are needed to perform a degree audit. It is in your best interest to provide transcripts now rather than to wait until you arrive at WSU.
- To be official, transcripts must be originals OR photocopies (in English) bearing the original stamp, or seal of the school, and original signature of your school’s official, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or another government authority. If the school is unwilling to attest a copy in English, please provide an officially-attested copy in the original language, accompanied by an English translation that is attested by the official translator that does the translation. Please visit www.wichita.edu/CountryRequirements to review the specific official transcript requirements for each country where you took your coursework.
- Please send your transcripts to:
Office of International Education
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0122 USA
STEP 5 -- Determination of Equivalencies
- We will send your syllabi to the WSU department which offers a comparable class.
- This evaluation process can sometimes take 2 months or longer to complete.
- If a review of your syllabi indicates you have taken the equivalent of our English Composition course(s), you must sit for the English Exit Examination (EEE) after you arrive in Wichita and have submitted an official copy of your transcript. This examination is an essay test that is the final examination for English Composition at Wichita State (WSU). It is not like the TOEFL or IELTS, and you must have met the WSU English proficiency requirement before you are eligible to sit for the EEE. If you pass the EEE you will receive transfer credit for your English Composition class(es). If you do not pass, you will be required to take English Composition at WSU. After you arrive in Wichita (and we have received an official copy of your transcript), please go to the Garvey International Center to obtain a permission letter and information about the EEE. It is important to take the EEE during your FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER at Wichita State.
STEP 6 – Degree Audit Evaluation
- This step determines if transferred classes meet graduation requirements for your specific major.
- A degree audit evaluation will not be completed without official copies of your transcripts.
- For example, if you took an Algebra class at your previous school and we determined in Step 4 that it is equivalent to the Algebra class offered at WSU, your Algebra class would meet a degree requirement if you majored in Psychology but not if you majored in Electrical Engineering.
- This evaluation will determine the number of classes and the approximate number of semesters you will need in order to graduate from Wichita State.
- Degree audit evaluations take approximately 2-4 weeks to complete.