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New online tool helps students evaluate transfer credits

Transfer Tool

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New online search tool helps students evaluate transfer credits
Transfer Tool

“Will my credits transfer?”

For students considering transferring to Oakland University, a new online Transfer Equivalency Tool puts answers to that question within easy reach. 

OU has created a new online database that lists transfer course equivalencies for more than 2,000 schools around the state, nation and world. It provides information on individual course equivalencies, as well as program-specific transfer guides that show how specific major requirements may be met.

“The database contains a total of 117,508 individual transfer equivalencies from 2,243 institutions,” said Associate Registrar Jon Davidson, who oversees the office’s electronic processes, systems and technology. “The Transfer Equivalency Tool makes that information accessible through a single search bar.”

He added that the tool also helps students plan ahead by letting them know which courses will transfer to OU.

“Prospective students can make sure they are taking transferable courses, which helps them save money and time,” he said. “It’s also a resource for advising staff as they help students navigate the transfer process.”

Along with the Registrar’s office, OU’s offices of Communications and Marketing, and Undergraduate Admissions assisted in developing the Transfer Equivalency Tool.

“About 40 percent of our students are transfers,” said Shane Lewis, director of Undergraduate Admissions. “This tool will help us better serve these students and empower them to make informed decisions about their education.”

The Transfer Equivalency Tool is available on OU’s transfer student web page, and can be accessed directly at

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