Hundreds of students transfer credits to Augsburg University every year to fulfill general education requirements, major requirements, and electives as they work toward graduation. Whether you are a prospective student, current student, or haven’t been at Augsburg in a while, the following information should help you navigate the process of transferring credit to Augsburg.
Transfer Credit Policy
For all transfer-related policies, including residency, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
The evaluation of transfer credits is completed by the Registrar’s Office and is based on a student’s official transcript(s). See below for the definition of “official transcript.”
Credit is granted for college-level coursework completed at regionally accredited institutions and Exchange or Affiliate programs approved by the Augsburg University Center for Global Education and Experience. Only courses with a U.S. grade equivalency of C- or better are transferrable. The number of credits transferred for a course will equal the number of U.S. semester credits earned for the course at the other institution. Courses that may be developmental, professional, or occupational in nature are evaluated on a course-by-course basis in collaboration with faculty from corresponding or similar departments. Augsburg does not grant credit for continuing education units (CEUs). Competency credits and exam credits issued by another institution will be evaluated on an individual basis.
The Registrar’s Office evaluates coursework for credit and for applicability toward Augsburg Core Curriculum requirements. Academic departments are responsible for evaluating the applicability of coursework toward a student’s major or minor. The University requires that certain courses and a minimum number of courses be taken at Augsburg. Refer to the Residence Requirements section of the catalog.
Courses and credits that are accepted in transfer are reported on the student’s transcript. Grades and grade points from other institutions are not transferred to Augsburg and are not included in the student’s cumulative grade point average.
Definition of “Official Transcript”
Official transcripts are marked with institutional security features, date, and appropriate signature. Augsburg University accepts official transcripts directly from another institution’s Office of the Registrar or a secure authenticated designated party. The transcript must arrive at Augsburg University in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution or via an encrypted electronic method (adapted from AACRAO, 2018).
Transfer Course Pre-Approval
Please consult faculty or staff advisors when planning to take a course at another institution. Pre-approval from the Registrar’s Office is not required for transferring credit from a regionally accredited institution, but it is recommended. If the course is for your major or minor and has not yet been reviewed for equivalency, the Registrar’s Office will ask the appropriate department chair to evaluate the course description. You may be asked to provide the syllabus.
Email the Registrar’s Office with the following information:
- school name
- course code (department & number)
- course title
- credit value
- catalog course description
Specify what Augsburg requirement you are trying to fulfill. An email response will be sent to you.
Students who study abroad on Exchange or Affiliate programs must complete the Course Approval Form as part of the study abroad application process to confirm which courses abroad will meet which Augsburg requirements, such as major, minor and general requirements. Augsburg equivalencies (course codes) must be noted on the form if the abroad course is to serve as a substitution for a specific Augsburg course. The form requires one faculty/staff signature per course.
Sending Transcripts to Augsburg
After you have completed a course at another school and the grade has been posted, please request an official transcript be sent to Augsburg University at the appropriate email address below so your records can be updated.
Incoming First Year or Transfer Student
If you have not attended at least ten days of class at Augsburg, direct your transcripts to email@example.com if the college/university you attended offers secure electronic delivery of official transcripts.
Continuing or Readmitting Student
If you have attended at least ten days of class at Augsburg during your lifetime, direct your transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org if the college/university you attended offers secure electronic delivery of official transcripts.
Study Abroad/Away Student
If you have completed an Exchange or Affiliate study abroad experience, direct your transcripts to email@example.com if the college/university you attended offers secure electronic delivery of official transcripts.
Students who study abroad on Augsburg’s own CGEE semester programs automatically receive Augsburg credit, so no outside transcript needs to be submitted.