Evaluations Office - Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Evaluation

An official transfer credit evaluation, summarizing prior college credit and indicating completed Sacramento State general education requirements will be prepared by the Evaluations Office for first-time Sacramento State transfer students. The results of the evaluation is available via the Degree Progress Report online at My Sac State.

Questions about the evaluation should be discussed with the Academic Advising Office located in Lassen Hall, Room 1012.

Allowance of Transfer Credit from Accredited Colleges and Universities

Generally, students will be granted credit for baccalaureate level courses successfully completed at regionally accredited two or four-year colleges.

All courses, except remedial, are accepted for degree credit from institutions awarding four-year degrees.

Credit is reviewed by the Evaluations Office and is granted in compliance with applicable national, state, Title V, CSU system, and University policies and procedures. Such credit may be applied toward fulfillment of major, minor or general education requirements when applicable; other courses may count as elective credit toward the baccalaureate degree. This credit will be listed in summary form on the Sacramento State transcript of academic record.

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Transfer credit is not posted to the Sacramento State transcript for students seeking a Second Bachelor's degree.

Advanced Placement Examinations and International Baccalaureate

Sacramento State grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Boards. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted from three to six semester units of college credit for each examination. More information.

Credit for Instruction in Non-Collegiate Settings

Sacramento State grants undergraduate degree credit for successful completion of non-collegiate instruction appropriate to the baccalaureate, either military or civilian, as recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education. The number of units allowed are those recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services and the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. For more information contact the Sacramento State Evaluations Office located in Lassen Hall, (916) 278-4862.
Up to six units of credit for learning knowledge or skills-based experience which has been documented and evaluated according to campus policy may be awarded under the auspices of the Sacramento State Academic Advising Center located in Lassen Hall, (916) 278-6351.

Transfer Credit From Overseas Institutions

Credit is granted from recognized overseas institutions. Awarding of advanced standing varies depending on the educational system of the country. Certified copies of transcripts and degrees must be submitted in English translation. CSU students planning to attend overseas institutions should check acceptance of credit prior to departure.

Limitations on the Transfer of Credit

Unit limitations apply to specific categories of credit which may be used to meet baccalaureate degree requirements: A maximum of 24 units in extension and correspondence.

  • A maximum of 30 units of any combination of correspondence, extension, and military service credit.
  • A maximum of 30 units of examination credit.
  • A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from two-year colleges.

Transfer Grade Policies

Sacramento State utilizes the following policies in evaluating grades earned in courses accepted for transfer:
The grading policies of the regionally accredited institution where credit was earned is honored by accepting at face value all official transcript entries including those:

  • reflecting academic renewal efforts,
  • reflecting acceptance of grade point remediation for repeated courses, and
  • regarding "incomplete" grades (e.g. I, IS, and IU).

All transfer courses graded Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit are computed at neutral value, except in those cases where the specific grading symbol is identified by the source institution as equivalent to a grade less than C in which case it will be taken at face value.

All transfer course grades or symbols used to designate unsatisfactory, failing, or non-passing work at time of withdrawal such as UW, WU or WF are evaluated as failing grades (F) unless otherwise defined by the source institution.


Degree Progress Report

The Degree Progress Report helps you assess your progress toward graduation. It can tell you how the courses you have taken apply toward your degree requirements and what courses are left to take before you graduate. Students can administer their own degree audit online using My Sac State.

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