Due to the high volume of requests at the start of the semester, transfer credit evaluation requests submitted between August 19 – 30 will not be evaluated until after August 30. Students should expect results within 10-14 business days after August 30. Evaluations will be reviewed in the order in which they were received.
The School of Communication welcomes students who have successfully completed communication courses at other post-secondary institutions to have coursework evaluated for transfer credit equivalency. During the University's admissions process, official transcripts are reviewed for equivalent transfer credit through the Transfer Credit Center (read about Ohio State's Transfer Admission). After this initial evaluation, some coursework may need further evaluation by the academic department. At the request of the student, communication coursework can be evaluated by the School of Communication.
Transfer Credit Evaluations are not completed during appointments. All materials must be submitted to the School of Communication Advising Office and the results will be emailed after the courses have been evaluated.
Evaluating Transfer Credit
Students must submit the following for COMM transfer credit evaluation:
- Complete the School of Communication Transfer Credit Evaluation Form [pdf].
- Submit a copy of your transfer credit report (found on BuckeyeLink).
- Submit a detailed syllabus for each course being reviewed.
- Including the name of the textbook, the author, a list of sections in the book covered, and a topic list breakdown.
All materials should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off to the School of Communication Advising Office. See below for where to send materials. The evaluation will be made within 7-10 business days of receipt of the syllabi. You will be emailed the decision to your OSU email account. NOTE: Materials submitted during week 1 and week 2 of the semester will be reviewed starting week 3 of the term. Decisions will be emailed 7-10 business days after that date.
The School of Communication can only evaluate Communication-department coursework. All other transfer credit must be evaluated by its respective department.
A maximum of 12 semester hours of transfer credit can be used to fulfill degree requirements for our Communication or Journalism majors.
Where to Send Materials
Transfer credit evaluations can be emailed, mailed, faxed or delivered to 3033 Derby Hall.
Mailing Address for Transfer Credit Evaluation
School of Communication Advising Office
3033 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Resources for Transfer Students
Transfer Credit Center
Transfer Credit Evaluation Form [pdf]
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