Frequently asked questions
When and how will I receive my official transfer credit evaluation?
Transfer credit evaluations are usually completed within 10 days of receiving your admission letter. An out-of-state evaluation may require additional time.
The Office of Transfer Credit Evaluation will send notification to your Wayne State University email account following the completion of your evaluation. To view it online:
- Login to Academica using your AccessID and password
- Click on the "Student Resources" link on the left side of the screen
- Click on the link for "Degree Works" in the menu under Student Records
- Degree Works will launch in a separate tab
- While in Degree Works, you can review how your courses transfer and examine how they apply toward your degree
- Courses that do not transfer will not appear in Degree Works
If you have not received your admission letter, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 313-577-2100 to check the status of your application.
How can I check which transfer credits have been evaluated?
In order to check which of your transfer credits have been evaluated by WSU, please follow this link, enter in your Access ID and hit "Populate".
Will an associate's degree fulfill Wayne State University's General Education requirements?
Students who complete one of the following associate's degrees from a Michigan community college will fulfill Wayne State's General Education requirements
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Associate of Baccalaureate Studies
- Associate of Liberal Arts
In addition to meeting with your community college advisor, we encourage you to regularly meet with a Wayne State University advisor to make sure you stay on track.
Can I research how my credits will transfer to Wayne State before applying?
You may view our online equivalency tables, which show how classes from many other institutions will transfer to Wayne State.
If a course from a transferring institution does not appear on our equivalency table, then it has not yet been evaluated by the University. Please email email@example.com with the name of the institution, the course title, subject code and number and the course syllabus and our team will follow up with how your courses transfer.
What will transfer?
All college-level classes from regionally accredited colleges with a grade of 2.0 (C) or above will transfer. There are no specific limits to the number of transfer credits. However, each academic program has specific requirements that must be satisfied, which helps determine the best number of credits to transfer.
How will my credits transfer?
Transfer courses earn the same number of credit hours at WSU as were earned at the college where you took the class. The number of credit hours earned at the college in which the credit was earned. This is true regardless of the number of credits the Wayne State equivalent course is worth. Each transferred course will match one of the following types of credit:
Equivalent credit – Course(s) that are determined to satisfy a specific requirement and/or prerequisite.
Department credit – Course(s) that don’t closely match a specific WSU course, but transfer into the academic department. Usually major elective credit.
Elective credit – Course(s) that doesn’t match a specific WSU course or “fit” into an academic department. Usually transferred as general elective credit (GEN 1XXX or GEN 2XXX). Elective credit can be used to complete graduation requirements.
Where should I have transcripts from another institution sent to have credit transferred to Wayne State University?
All undergraduate student transcripts should be sent to the following address:
Wayne State University
Transfer Credit Evaluation
P.O. Box 02759
Detroit, MI 48202-0759
Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution at which they originate to Wayne State University at the above address.
The Transfer Credit Evaluation department will not accept unofficial copies of transcripts for the purpose of transferring credit to Wayne State University. Furthermore, any transcripts brought to us by students — whether stamped official or otherwise — will not be accepted.
- I have taken or would like to take AP, CLEP or IB tests. How do these transfer to WSU?
Do I receive any transfer credit for my military coursework or DD214?
Yes, you can receive four general elective credits for your DD214 and a maximum of 12 general elective credits for American Council on Education (ACE) approved military coursework.
I transferred a math course. Can I register for the next course in the sequence?
Transfer of credit for any mathematics course does not guarantee placement into the next course in the sequence. All students who plan to take MAT 0995, 1000, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, or 2010 as their first mathematics course at Wayne State University (WSU) are required to take the Mathematics Placement Exam.
What is the lowest grade that will transfer to Wayne State?
As of September 2012, grades of lower than a "C" (2.0) will not be transferred into Wayne State University. Courses that transfer in as P (Pass) or CR (Credit) will be accepted. Courses that transfer in as P or CR will not fulfill any General Education Group Requirements.
How do Engineering Technology courses transfer?
Engineering Technology courses use the following subject codes: ET, CMT, EET, ETT, MIT and MCT. Courses with these codes will only apply to students enrolled in an Engineering Technology major at WSU.
- Advisors Only - How do I use Xtender to view old WSU transcripts in Banner?
Advisors Only - How do I use Xtender to view transfer transcripts in Banner?
Download the PDF to learn how to access transfer institution transcripts.
Advisors Only - How is MTA or MACRAO coded in Banner?
We have added a code (MTA) in SOATEST that is available, just as the MACRAO code (AA) is available, in STARS for students who have "MTA satisfied" transcripts.
Students who have completed an associate of arts, science, liberal arts, and baccalaureate studies from a Michigan community college will continue to receive the MACRAO code (AA) until August 2019.
Advisor Only - How do I use the Transfer Credit Lookup Tool?
Download the PDF for step-by-step instructions.