At TrAC, we review your files and determine your admissibility, review your external undergraduate coursework* and determine their transferability, and post your credits to your record in order to ensure that you have a seamless transition into DePaul University.

If you have any questions about how courses will apply to your major, the length of time it will take for you to complete your degree, or the criteria necessary to do an inter-college transfer into another school or college of DePaul, please wait to be advised by an academic advisor at orientation. If you have already attended orientation, please contact your academic office for further information.


 
However, if you have any questions about the transferability of your undergraduate coursework, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below. If the FAQs have not answered your questions, feel free to email us at TrAC@depaul.edu. You may also tweet us on Twitter @DePaulTrAC or contact us on the TrAC Facebook page. Our goal is to provide you with timely information.

*Note: If you have questions about the transferability of your external graduate level coursework towards a graduate degree program, please contact the individual graduate program you’re looking to transfer to for more information. TrAC only determines the articulation of external undergraduate coursework.

Supplemental Transfer Credit

*Complete this form​​ if you plan to take course(s) at another institution (e.g. summer courses at a community college or a non-DePaul study abroad program). If you plan to transfer credit from courses taken at an institution in the U.S., return the completed form to your college office. If you are studying abroad on a non-DePaul program, upload the completed form to your Transfer Credit Application at studyabroad.depaul.edu​.

*Note: Please save this form to your desktop and then open it with Adobe Acrobat/Reader, which will allow you to edit it. (If you open the form in a Web browser, you will be able to view the form, but you won't be able to edit it.)

FAQs

I just received my acceptance letter in the mail. When will I see my credits posted?
The majority of your coursework will be posted to your record before the start of the first quarter you are admitted into the university. However, depending on when you applied, courses may not fully be posted to your record until the end of your first quarter.
 
I've just attended an accelerated transfer admission event and was admitted into the university. When will I know how many of my classes transferred over?
The majority of your coursework will be posted to your record before the start of the first quarter you are admitted into the university. However, depending on when you applied, courses may not fully be posted to your record until the end of your first quarter.
 
My credits are posted, but I don't understand some of the terminology being used on my record. What do the following mean?
 
  • 4RVW - If no syllabus is required to make a decision as to what a course is equal to at DePaul, your course is currently being reviewed by a faculty member within that department (i.e. ENG 4RVW means a faculty member within the English department is reviewing the course for a possible specific DePaul equivalency). However, if a syllabus is required in order for a faculty member to make a DePaul course equivalency, then the course will remain 4RVW until you provide that syllabus. Not to worry, though. If a course is ever posted as "4RVW," TrAC has already determined that you WILL receive transfer credit for the course regardless of whether or not the course meets a specific DePaul equivalency.

  • No Rule - No action will be made until further information is provided. However, if you see "No Rule" in the early stages of your admittance into DePaul, chances are that the course has yet to be reviewed. If you see that a course is "No Rule" after a majority of your courses have been posted and you are currently attending classes at DePaul, chances are there is information missing that you need to provide. Please review your Transfer Credit Report in Campus Connection for additional information on what may be required by you in order to make an articulation decision.

  •  Rejected - Upon evaluation of the course, TrAC has determined that the course is either not comparable to the academic objectives of DePaul University or is not a course we accept in accordance with the DePaul University transfer policies. No credit will be awarded for Rejected courses.

Some of my course equivalencies don't look like normal classes. What does it mean when my course does not have a specific articulation like ART TR200?
When a course you've taken does not match up to a DePaul course, but we find that the course is transferable and applicable to a specific DePaul department, we will make the course transferable into that department (in this case, ART) based on the level of the course (100, 200, or 300) and whether or not the course is applicable to DePaul's liberal studies program. This means that a 200-level Art course may also be applicable to the Arts & Literature general education requirement and show up on your record as a general 200-level course that satisfies a liberal studies program requirement.
 
Why am I not exempt from taking placement tests?
Please review the Test Exemption Grid located on the Student Records website to see whether or not you've satisfied all the requirements that will exempt you from taking the exam.
 
Why didn't I earn liberal studies credit for my course?
TrAC looks at several factors when determining Liberal Studies applicability. The most important factor is how closely the course meets the goals and objectives of our Liberal Studies program and, specifically, the goals and objectives of the Common Core or Learning Domain requirements. Please refer to the Liberal Studies Program page to see what these components entail.
 
What does liberal studies program mean? Learning domains?
Liberal studies program and learning domains are the same as general education.
 
What does "TRNS" mean?
Whenever you come across "TRNS" on your transcript, we've determined that your course is transferable, but we do not have a specific department within DePaul University that can house that course. Thus, TRNS implies you received/will receive credit for your course, but it won't apply specifically towards any school or college within DePaul University.
 
If I've browsed through the Transfer Course Lists and my institution is not listed, does that mean none of my courses will transfer over?
If our course lists do not have your institution listed, it doesn't necessarily mean that your courses are not transferable. If the institution you are attending is regionally accredited, we do accept courses from your school providing they meet our requirements.
 
If my institution is listed in the Transfer Course Lists, but my course is not, does that mean the course is not transferable?
If your institution exists in our course lists, but your course is not listed, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's not transferable. Sometimes, certain courses have yet to be reviewed, but rest assured that your courses will be reviewed and added to the list if we determine the course to be transferable.
 
If I had completed a course at an external institution and end up repeating the course at DePaul with a worse grade than the attempt I completed externally, can I keep the credit for the external course instead of the DePaul course?
No. Regardless of any circumstance, the final attempt of the course is the only attempt that is eligible to earn credit, as indicated in the Undergraduate Academic Policies (Grades, Repeating Credit) of the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

If I petition for the re-review of a course I had completed at an external institution and the re-review comes back as equivalent to a DePaul course I already completed, can I earn credit for the external course, be refunded my money for the DePaul course I completed afterwards, and have the DePaul course dropped from my record?
No. Regardless of any circumstance, the final attempt of the course is the only attempt that is eligible to earn credit, as indicated in the Undergraduate Academic Policies (Grades, Repeating Credit) of the Undergraduate Student Handbook. Petitions for re-reviews do not guarantee that the external course will be articulated any certain way. Re-reviews do not prevent the loss of credit earned after you had completed the equivalent course at DePaul, nor do they signify the refund of money for a DePaul course that happened to articulate to the external course completed prior.

If I petition for the re-review of a course I had completed at an external institution and the re-review comes back as equivalent to a DePaul course I already completed, can I earn credit for both courses since I was already receiving credit prior to the re-review?
No. Students cannot earn multiple credit for the same DePaul course that is not considered repeatable for credit in accordance to the university catalog. Regardless of any circumstance, the final attempt of the course is the only attempt that is eligible to earn credit, as indicated in the Undergraduate Academic Policies (Grades, Repeating Credit) of the Undergraduate Student Handbook. The course will be updated on your record to reflect the updated articulation and you will lose credit for every attempt except the final attempt.

Again, if the FAQs have not answered your questions, feel free to email us at TrAC@depaul.edu. You may also tweet us on Twitter @DePaulTrAC or contact us on the TrAC Facebook page. Our goal is to provide you with timely information.
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