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Transfer Credits for Newly Admitted Students -
Taken from U.S. Institutions

The University of Delaware accepts credits from U.S. higher education, degree-granting institutions that are regionally-accredited by the appropriate body and at the appropriate higher educational level. College level coursework completed at degree-granting colleges/universities with other accreditations may be eligible for transfer credit.

For transfer of courses taken before admission to UD, our policy is to accept each course that meets the general standards for transfer. This does not guarantee that all accepted courses will be useful in the student's intended degree program. Depending on course content and the nature of the particular UD program, courses accepted for transfer may function in specific requirements, or only as electives, or may not be applicable at all toward certain degrees.

General information about transfer policies may be found in the Undergraduate Programs section of the Catalog. For further information, contact the Registrar's Office at

Official Documentation

Transcripts must be official and sent to UD in a secure manner. Secure, official transcripts, when submitted to our Admissions Office at the time of application, will be used by the Registrar's Office. Students who submit transcripts before the completion of their final semester at the previous institution must send another official transcript that includes their final grades for that semester.

All newly admitted first-year and transfer students should send official transcripts for prior college coursework to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Delaware
210 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

If the external institution offers an electronic official transcript option, the student may request that the external institution send a password protected, official transcript directly to UD at the address

If the transcript is issued to the student, it must be submitted to UD in its original sealed envelope. Transcripts that do not arrive in their original sealed envelopes are deemed unofficial. Similarly, electronic transcripts forwarded from the student are deemed unofficial.

Course Evaluation

Course evaluation is offered to newly admitted students and comprises two phases: Preliminary Evaluation and Departmental Re-evaluation.

  1. Preliminary Evaluation
    • Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluations are available online through Admissions-My Blue Hen Home for newly admitted freshmen and transfer students who submitted an official post-secondary transcript with their UD admission application.
    • In the Preliminary Evaluation, your transcript is reviewed to identify courses eligible for transfer. Any known UD equivalencies are posted at that time. The remaining courses are assigned elective credit designations until they can be assessed by UD departments. For example, courses may initially transfer to the University as:
      • a specific UD course (for example, MATH 115 Precalculus), or
      • as departmental elective credit (for example, MATH 166T Transfer Elective), or
      • as an elective unaffiliated with a specific department (UNIV 166T)
  2. Departmental Re-evaluation

    Only admitted students that have earned and transferred credits to UD may pursue re-evaluation; third-parties, parents, etc. may not pursue re-evaluation of coursework.

    Courses that received a preliminary evaluation of general elective credit, such as BISC 166T or UNIV 166T, may prove to be directly equivalent to a UD course if re-evaluated by the appropriate academic department.

      Before proceeding,
    • Review UD's Transfer Credit Matrix to see if your courses have already been evaluated for transfer. Generally, only courses listed in the matrix as 166T should be submitted for re-evaluation.
    • Review UD course descriptions to ensure that UD has a similar course to the one you took. If there is no similar UD course, then the elective credit will remain and the course should not be submitted for re-evaluation.

For ENGL 110 Only

For evaluation of courses to have considered for an exemption from ENGL 110, follow the ENGL 110 Transfer / Exemption Instructions.

For All Other Courses

If UD has a similar course to the one(s) you took (other than ENGL 110) submit the following information to the appropriate departmental contact for a re-evaluation:

  1. Name & UD ID number
  2. Previous institution attended
  3. Web links to previous institution's home page and academic course catalog (from the academic year your courses were taken)
  4. Official course description containing:

    • A thorough description of topics covered
    • Course number, title, # of credits and term the course was taken (ex: Fall 2013)
    If a lecture and lab are separated into two courses, provide information for both courses. If the course description is inadequate, the department may request a syllabus.

If approved for re-evaluation, the department faculty member will contact the Registrar's Office with the new course equivalency and we will update your record. Please check your student records periodically in UDSIS for updated evaluations. We also recommend that you meet with your academic advisor to determine how course equivalency changes apply to your degree program or impact your expected graduation date.