Transfer Course Equivalency

The Transfer Equivalency search tool is a guide for prospective students to know how current, previous, or anticipated college courses may transfer to Puget Sound.

Transfer coursework to be completed after matriculation at Puget Sound (e.g., summer classes for continuing students) must be approved through the Registrar's Office.

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Select the state and then the name of the college you wish to search.

Your college will have more transferable coursework than shown in this search tool. The equivalencies shown here only reflect courses that students transferred from your college in the past five years. If your course is not listed here, it still might transfer when we review your transcript. We are reviewing new courses and updating our database every term.

Please note: This database reflects historical transfer data and is not a guarantee that courses will transfer in the future. Please review the Advisory and Policy Notes below.

Core/Graduation Requirement Key

AR - Artistic Approaches Core KN - Knowledge, Identity & Power (KNOW)
HM - Humanistic Approaches Core SL - Social Scientific Approaches Core
MA - Mathematical Approaches Core NS - Natural Scientific Approaches Core (requires hands-on laboratory component)

Advisory Notes

This tool reflects historical transfer data from students who have transferred in the past five years. If your coursework is older than that, from a school not listed here, or not listed under a school in our database, it may still be transferable, so long as it is from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education and liberal arts appropriate in topic/scope. We do not accept coursework designated as vocational or technical, remedial or retraining, focused on personal development, from professional disciplines not offered by the university, or that instructs in doctrine or ideology.

Historical transfer data is not a guarantee that courses will transfer in the future, but rather is provided for general guidance. Official evaluations of transfer coursework are conducted for transfer applicants after admission to the university.

Policy Notes

Please see the Transfer Information section of the Bulletin for all policies related to transfer credit. The following is a brief list of the most common transfer policy concerns:

  1. A maximum of 16.00 units of credit may transfer toward the 32.00 unit minimum required to earn a degree at Puget Sound. Six quarter hours or four semester hours transfer as one unit.
  2. Online Coursework: Courses taken through distance learning do not apply to Core or Graduation Requirements, and are only occasionally accepted by academic departments toward major requirements. Up to 4.00 units of online coursework may apply to the 32.00 unit minimum to earn a degree at Puget Sound.
  3. Core and Graduation Requirements: Please review our Core Curriculum and Graduation Requirements.

    A transfer course may fulfill a Core requirement if it is equivalent to a Puget Sound core-fulfilling course, worth at least 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours, taken for a letter grade (not graded pass/fail), and taken on-campus (not online) at the transcripting institution.

    First-year and sophomore transfer students (those bringing in less than 15.00 units of transfer credit) may complete up to four Core areas via transfer credit, while junior transfer students (15.00-16.00 units transferred) may complete up to five Core areas via transfer credit.

    Regardless of transfer credit, the SSI2 and Connections Core areas must be completed in residence at Puget Sound.

  4. Course Syllabi: Please retain all course syllabi and materials, as further review is sometimes needed when evaluating work for transfer, especially for courses to apply to major or minor requirements.
  5. Quarter System Coursework and Course Sequences: As Puget Sound operates on the semester system, course sequences usually consist of two courses, as opposed to the three-course sequences usually offered at quarter system institutions. We strongly recommend completing full year-long sequences at the transfer institution, instead of transferring in the middle of a sequence, especially for students pursuing majors in the natural sciences or mathematics.

Contact us

Prospective Students: admission@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3211

Current Students: registrar@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3217