Transfer student policy and procedure updates

As classes continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, safety remains our top priority. Learning, working and living on campus look different than they did in the past, but Wayne State University remains committed to its mission. Students still receive a premier education from Wayne State — whether that instruction occurs in person, remotely or through a combination of the two — and have numerous opportunities to maintain vital social connections with their fellow Warriors even when physically distant. You can find complete information on the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at

If you would like to set up a virtual transfer student appointment or Live Chat, you can do it online! If you have any questions, please email

Transfer credit - Pass/Fail grades

If your college is allowing or converting "C" or higher grades to Pass /Fail credit, we will transfer "P" or "Pass" grades as earned credit.  Please note that this grading type may not be appropriate for your long-term educational goals, or accepted into specific academic programs. You should confirm that a Pass/Fail grade is appropriate, and/or will be accepted as a program requirement.  Please see your WSU academic advisor for more information.

Transfer Credit – Credit Only (CR), no grade

Courses with "Credit Only" or "CR" will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by your academic program.  The credits will be transferred as earned credit, and you must discuss with your academic advisor whether or not the credit will apply to your program of study.     

Transfer merit scholarships

The transfer merit scholarship deadline for the Fall 2022 semester is June 1, 2022. 

Virtual information sessions and resources

Reverse transfer

We are working with our college partners to determine how WSU Pass/Fail credits will be accepted for reverse transfer.  We will update this section as we learn more from the other colleges.  

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

We have made the decision to keep the previous scoring equivalents for credit and will honor Advanced Placement (AP) from the online test and accept the certificates from the International Baccalaureate (IB). Submit your test scores for evaluation and the correct placement in your courses.

Financial aid and scholarships 

The pandemic may have impacted the financial circumstances of your family. Our Office of Student Financial Aid counselors are here to help talk you through your options to continue to make college affordable for your family.

Connect with us virtually at one of our "OFSA 2 U" or Special Circumstances financial aid sessions or individually with a Financial Aid counselor in the Office of Financial Aid. Email to connect with a counselor.

English language proficiency 

Due to the novel coronavirus, we are now accepting the Duolingo online exam as an English proficiency assessment. Students will need a minimum score of 125 for admission to Wayne State. Review our English proficiency requirements for details about each of the test options.

Affordability and net tuition calculator

To help you better understand college cost, here are links to helpful online resources: 

Learn Anywhere – resources for online learning

Because your academic success is not limited to the classroom, check out these resources to help you with online learning: