One of the most common questions is “Will my credits transfer?”
But there is an important distinction between transferability and applicability of transfer credits.
Transferability means the credit hours earned from another school will be added to your Wright State transcript. A grade of D or higher earned at any regionally accredited institution will transfer, as long as the course is a college level course. Developmental courses will not transfer into Wright State.
Wright State accepts credits from colleges and universities that are regionally accredited. Regional accrediting agencies are Higher Learning Commission, Middle States, New England, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools, and the American Council on Education for military credits. Visit the Council of Higher Education to find out if your credits are from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicability means the transfer credits posted to your Wright State transcript fulfill requirements toward your degree. The applicability of credit depends on previously established course equivalencies, statewide policies, and evaluations by academic advisors or faculty. Credits from a regionally accredited college or university may be transferable, but they may not be applicable to your degree requirements at Wright State.
How will I know what credits will apply to my degree?
Meet with an academic advisor for an unofficial transfer credit review
You may schedule a meeting with an academic advisor who can review your transcripts and provide you with an unofficial review of your transfer credits. The advisor can also talk with you about degree completion options based on your transcripts.
Consult your degree audit
Once you have submitted official transcripts and you are admitted, the registrar will evaluate and post credit to your student record. These credits will appear on your student record under your degree audit.
Consult the articulation agreement
Review the transfer pathways for your major to to ensure you are taking the courses that will apply to a bachelor's degree at Wright State. These articulation agreements will also provide you with the specific courses that transfer to Wright State and apply to your degree.
Transferology is a free online tool that can help you determine the transferability and applicability of your credits.
You can use several of the resources, including:
- Viewing program/major requirements
- Creating a program plan that shows equivalencies
Creating a plan is easy! If you create a free account, you can do all of the above and:
- Enter and store the classes you have completed
- Run a program plan to see how your classes will apply toward your degree
*Please note: If your school or course is not listed, this does not mean your credits are non-transferable. Contact the Transfer Center at (937) 775-4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
I am a veteran. What should I do about my military credits and transcripts?
Although military transcripts are not required (except Community College of the Air Force), you may submit them to receive credit. Visit the Veteran and Military Center Transcript Requests page for more information on how and where to order military transcripts for each branch of the U.S. military.
What about credit for professional experience or courses I took through my employer?
Wright State recognizes you may acquire knowledge through professional experience or other methods of instruction. There are several methods to demonstrate your knowledge for college credit. Find out more on our Prior Learning Assessment page.