Transfer and Examination Credit

Chinese Transcripts and Summer Schools

The Ohio State University Registrar recently revised its policy regarding verification of Chinese university transcripts. All Chinese transcripts must be submitted with a verification report by the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC). The report must be mailed directly to Undergraduate Admissions by CHESICC, rather than by you or any third party. Any transcript not mailed by CHESICC will not be considered.

All Chinese summer school credit will transfer as “deferred credit.” Deferred credit does not appear on a student’s record. The Department of Statistics policy is to deny the transfer of all deferred credits associated with Chinese summer schools. In extraordinary cases, students may petition the transfer credit coordinator to identify content-equivalent Ohio State University courses for summer school courses taken during or before Summer 2018. Students wishing to petition should follow the instructions for Transfer Credit requests described below.


Transfer Credit

The Ohio State University has established a transfer credit policy which is consistent with the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy [pdf] of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The statewide policy is designed to facilitate the transfer of students and credits from one college or university to another, assure maximum utilization of prior learning and encourage students to advance as far through the educational system as they can in pursuit of their goals.

Statistics courses taken at other academic institutions are evaluated at the time your transcript is received by the university. If there is an established content equivalent course at The Ohio State University, you will automatically be awarded university credit as a course designated to an Ohio State department and course number, and a specific number of university transfer credits will be awarded. This includes any courses listed under the heading Provisional Credit on your transfer credit report. These courses will automatically transfer once a final grade is received by submission of an official transcript. Students may use Transferology to identify established content equivalent courses.

All requests for transfer credit evaluation must be initiated through this online form. The sections below address the two types of requests we typically receive. They detail the materials and information you will need to complete the online form in each case.


Transfer Credit for Completed Courses

Classes from other academic institutions that do not have an established content equivalent course at Ohio State, as listed on Transferology (see above) or determined in a pre-evaluation (see below), may receive a designation of "General Credit." Such courses are fully acceptable as undergraduate credit. Program advisors may determine if they fulfill degree requirements. Alternatively, student may ask the Statistics Transfer Credit Coordinator to review a "General Credit" course to determine if an exact Ohio State course equivalent exists.  

To have statistics transfer credit that has been evaluated as "General Credit" considered for an Ohio State equivalency, complete this online form. Before you begin, make sure you have: 

  • your entire up-to-date transfer credit report obtained from Buckeye Link using these PDF icon instructions [pdf], in .pdf file format (note: excerpts are not acceptable)
  • a copy of your course syllabus that includes the name of the textbook and chapters covered, in .pdf format

There is no guarantee that you will get credit for the course you wish. No submitted materials will be returned to the student. Inquiries will either be processed or responded to within 10 business days from receipt of above listed materials. Incomplete requests will result in substantial delay. To check the status of your transfer credit, please check your transfer credit report on Buckeye Link.

Additional details about transfer credit are available on the Ohio State Registrar's transfer credit website.


Transfer Credit Pre-Evaluation

Ohio State students planning to take statistics courses at other institutions in the United States should first check Transferology to determine if content equivalent Ohio State courses have already been established. If not, students may ask the Statistics Transfer Credit Coordinator to determine if an exact Ohio State course equivalent exists.

To have a statistics class that you plan to take in the future at another institution in the United States pre-evaluated for Ohio State equivalency, complete this online form. Before you begin, make sure you have a copy of the course syllabus that includes the name of the textbook and chapters covered in .pdf file format. 

There is no guarantee that the pre-evaluated course will be determined to be content equivalent to the indicated Ohio State course. No submitted materials will be returned to the student. Inquiries will either be processed or responded to within 10 business days from receipt of above listed materials. Incomplete requests will result in substantial delay. See the Provisional Credit section below for information about courses for which a content equivalent is identified.

We do not pre-evaluate any courses offered at institutions outside of the United States.


Provisional Credit

If an Ohio State course equivalent is identified in the pre-evaluation, students should submit official transcripts containing the completed course information to Ohio State Undergraduate Admissions (http://registrar.osu.edu/transfer_credit/index.asp). Upon receipt, Ohio State will automatically award transfer credit for the pre-determined equivalent course. Students typically do not need to submit this course for a second evaluation. To check the status of your transfer credit, please check your transfer credit report on Buckeye Link.


Examination Credit

There are no statistics examinations for credit offered at the Testing Center. Credit for many other courses at Ohio State may be earned through examination. Details on examination credit (EM) are available on the Registrar's Testing Center website.  

The only examination credit awarded for statistics courses is through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Students who have taken the AP Statistics exam earn EM credit based on their score. An AP score of 3 is the equivalent of STAT 1450 and an AP score of 4 or 5 is the equivalent of STAT 2450. These equivalencies will automatically be awarded on receipt of official scores by the Registrar's Office.


Questions?

To initiate a new request for transfer credit evaluation or pre-evaluation, please complete this online form. To check the status of your transfer credit, please check your transfer credit report on Buckeye Link. For all other inquiries, please email the Statistics Transfer Credit Coordinator. Typical response time is within 10 business days.

 

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