Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit is approved when courses completed from previous institutions of higher education may be used to fill a prerequisite or be used to meet a general education requirement. To help in your educational planning, the University of Oklahoma Office of Admissions has developed course equivalency tables for the two-year and some four-year colleges in Oklahoma. Transfer courses that do not have an exact OU equivalent, but have been approved for general education credit, also appear on this list.

Courses that have no OU equivalent still will transfer to the University and often can be applied toward a degree. The course may substitute for required courses or transfer as elective credit. The degree-granting college will evaluate all transfer courses for equivalency and determine how each course will apply toward the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center degree. If a transfer course has not been approved for equivalency previously, it is necessary to begin the petition process with a completed Petition for Transfer Course Review Form and syllabus. The instructions and mailing address are included on the form. Use one form for each course to be reviewed.

Upon receipt, the Office of Admissions and Records, in accordance with the current University of Oklahoma course evaluator guidelines, will review the petition content and the course syllabus for equivalency to the corresponding OU course. The Office of Admissions and Records may approve or deny equivalency, or recommend the course be considered for substitution by the degree granting college. Once a determination is made by the University, the petitioner will be notified.

Military Service Credit

The University awards credit for educational experience during military service according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education as published in "The Guide to the Evaluation of Military Experiences in the Armed Services". Policies governing the acceptance of credit awarded for military experience toward satisfying degree requirements vary among the degree-granting colleges of the University. Students should contact their college academic advisement office for specific information on the applicability of this type of credit toward degree requirements. General questions concerning the evaluation of educational experience in the armed services should be directed to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Office of Admissions and Records.

The grade of S (satisfactory) is assigned to all credit awarded for military training.
Students may submit the following military records to verify successful completion of military training to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Office of Admissions and Records for review:

1. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard —Submit an official Joint Services Transcript.  Go to (Joint Services Transcript ) to request a transcript be sent electronically to the University.  

2. Air Force – To request an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force for work taken as an undergraduate or from the Air University for work taken as a graduate student. Community College of the Air Force transcripts may be ordered by sending a request in writing to CCAF/RRR, 130 West Maxwell Blvd., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6613, phone number (334) 953-2794 (DSN 493-2794). You may also visit the Community College of the Air Force Air University website or write  to the Registrar’s Office, 50 South Turner Blvd., Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL 36118-5643.

3. BOOST Transcripts can be obtained by contacting: Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training, 197 Elliot Ave., Newport, RI 02841-1623. Commercial: (401) 841-1623; DSN: 948-7948.

4. DANTES/USAFI — Students may also request a transcript from DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) or USAFI (United States Armed Forces Institute -- tests taken prior to July 1, 1974). Many tests taken under the auspices of DANTES or USAFI carry American Council on Education credit recommendations recognized by the University. Official DANTES transcripts may be ordered from Thomson Prometric, P.O. Box 6604, Princeton, NJ 08451-6604. Official USAFI transcripts or test completed prior to July 1, 1974 may be obtained from Thomson Prometric, P.O. Box 6605, Princeton, NJ 08451-6605

The policies governing the acceptance of credit awarded for military experience toward satisfying degree requirements vary among the degree-recommending colleges of the University.  Students should contact their college/department for more specific information.

Program Prerequisites

Applicants must be in the process of successfully completing a minimum of 60-67 semester hours of required coursework to fulfill State Regents, university and departmental requirements. Check with the degree-granting college/department for a comprehensive list of the prerequisite.

Contact Information:
Office of Admissions and Records
(405) 271-2359
Admissions@ouhsc.edu

Forms:
Petition for Transfer Course Review Form
Use one form for each course being evaluated.
Attach a copy of the syllabus


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