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Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

We welcome you to use the following guide to view the transfer equivalencies ESU has established to date with numerous colleges, community colleges, and universities.

Please Note:

  • Equivalencies are the most current to date, are evaluated on an on-going basis, and are subject to change. Equivalencies should be used as reference only.
  • The Equivalency Guide is not a complete catalog listing. If your institution or course(s) are not listed, course equivalency credit will be evaluated at the time of admission review, provided the official college transcript has been received. 
  • Applicants receive an official transfer credit evaluation within 5 to 7 days of the offer of admission.
  • To search for a course equivalency, you must type the full institutional name (abbreviations such as LCCC, NCC, etc. are not recognized). Once you've selected your institution, a full, alphabetical list of all previously evaluated courses will populate on the left, and the ESU equivalent will populate on the right. To narrow down your options, you can type at least a partial course number from the transferring institution (for example, if you are searching for a english course, but aren't sure of the full course number, you can type "ENG" and all course prefixes starting with ENG from that institution will populate).

Visit to create your student account and obtain comprehensive transfer information about transferring to or from participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
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Transfer Equivalency Course Code Guide

  • If an exact ESU course match exists, the course number will reflect the ESU equivalent course.
  • If there is no exact match, but the course transfers as an elective, the original course title from the sending institution will be retained.
  • GE code: Course transfers as a General Education subject equivalent.
  • 199 code: General Education Elective in specified ESU academic department.
  • 299-399 code: Department Elective, ESU academic department determines how the course is applied to the major.
  • ELEC 299 code: Elective credit; course that does not fit either General Education or major requirements.

Courses Not in the Equivalency Database

Indicates the course has not been evaluated to date, but still may be transferrable to ESU. In this situation, the course will be evaluated at the time of application review, provided the Office of Admission has received an official transcript with final grades from the institution. The Transfer Center will then review the course for possible transfer credit, determine the equivalency, and send an updated Transfer Credit Evaluation to the student.

In general, most college-level credit from regionally accredited institutions will transfer to ESU. How the course applies toward general education requirements or the major will be determined by the respective ESU academic department.

How Credits Transfer

To see how credits transfer to ESU please visit How Credits Transfer.

Transfer Resource Quick Links

Academic Degrees: Search for degree requirements, required general education courses, or contact a faculty member.
General Education Requirement: View requirements of the ESU 50 credit Gen Edu Program required for graduation.
Graduation/Residency Requirements: View requirements for the ESU Baccalaureate degree.
Transfer FAQ's: Answers to more transfer questions.
Undergraduate Catalog: Access the most current ESU catalog.
ESU A-Z: Search for additional information about ESU.

Contact Us and Receive Support

Reibman Administration Building
(570) 422-3542
(570) 422-3933 (Fax)
(877) 230-5547 (Toll-free)

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Associate Director
Transfer Admissions

Walt Lukow
(570) 422-3110
Contact for transfer students with last name initial of L-Z
Assistant Director
Transfer Admissions

Nina Atanesian
(570) 422-3149
Contact for transfer students with last name initial of A-K
Assistant Director
Accelerated Degree Completion Programs

Millie Román-Buday
(610) 419-2516