International Student Transfer Information

Transfer Credit
  • Transfer credit refers to the number of transferable credits or course equivalents earned at an accredited post-secondary institution that can be applied toward a degree program at Kent State University.
  • International Admissions does the initial evaluation to determine what the equivalent credit hours and grades are, but it is the responsibility of the student to meet with an academic advisor to see how these courses fit into your major at Kent State. We cannot guarantee that all your credits will transfer to exact equivalents in your program.
  • If possible, please bring course syllabi and course descriptions in English to make this process easier.

A Guide to Transferring International Credits
  1. The international student provides final and official transcripts to the International Admissions Office (106 Van Campen Hall)
  2. International Admissions completes a transfer credit evaluation and assigns general courses and USA credit hours to courses with USA grade D or better. No Basic English language courses will transfer.
  3. International Admissions sends the transfer credit evaluation to the Transfer Center (204 Schwartz Center), where the general courses and credit hours are entered on the student's advising record.
  4. Students receive an email when Step 3 is complete. A student then needs to meet with an academic advisor in the major to determine how the general credits fit into the major program at Kent State University.
Completed Evaluation
  • Once the transfer credit evaluation is complete, students will be notified through email. Unofficial transcripts and transfer credits can also be viewed through a student's Flashline account as described in the official acceptance letter.