University Registrar

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 - 6:00 pm (Fall and Spring)

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Credit Evaluation & Transfer Credits

The Office of Credential Evaluation and Transfer Credit is located in the Office of the Registrar on the first floor of Savitz Hall. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesdays until 6 pm (Fall and Spring). Please read below or use the links to the left (under Transfer Students) to learn more General Education requirements, restricted majors, programs, catalogs, schedules, the transfer process and more. If you have questions or comments, please contact the Office of the Registrar by emailing us at or .

NOTE: Transfer courses are not subject to Rowan University Repeat Policy guidelines. While Transfer credit may be applied to the Rowan degree program, TRANSFER Grades DO NOT TRANSFER and are not included within the Rowan G.P.A. After admission, students MUST consult their departments BEFORE attempting to transfer additional courses. Departments will provide written confirmation and approval of additional coursework within the degree program. Approval to take courses at another institution

General Information

Each transfer applicant brings to Rowan University an individualized learning experience. Rowan University evaluates student credentials on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Any previous university enrollment will affect the acceptability of transfer courses. Credits are transferred on a semester hour basis; credits from schools on the quarter-hour system may transfer to RU at a less than one-for-one rate. Rowan University usually accepts the transfer of passing credits from accredited institutions of higher education. Accordingly, The Office of the Registrar recently implemented an Automated Credential Transfer System to facilitate transfer from some area community colleges. This automated system does not certify degree applicability of transfer. The academic department determine the utilization and application of all transfer courses. Final use of transfer credits and graduation clearance rests with the department. In some cases, the number of credits transferred is greater than the number of credits applied to the selected Rowan University degree program.

Transfer credit beyond initial admission should not be pursued without academic advising. Graduation clearance, repeats/duplicate courses, substitutions, waivers and all requirements, are left to the academic department.

Please note: GRAD (Graduation Requirements and Advising Database) system is a tool not to supersede advisor.

Transferring Credits: Official Transcript

Transfer credit is ONLY awarded to matriculated students for whom an OFFICIAL CREDENTIAL has been received from the originating organization or institution.

An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the institution’s seal, an appropriate signature and a date.
The following additional criteria are considered significant in authenticating an official transcript:
• Was it sent directly from the institution’s transcript office through the U.S. Mail in a sealed institutional envelope?
• Does the transcript have a recent date of issuance?
• Is the format of the transcript consistent with others received from the same institution?

An Official Academic Transcript is a complete record of your academic history at Rowan University, including all undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. An official academic transcript includes yearly enrolment details, grades results, grade point average, conferral of award details, as well as all fails and withdrawals. It is only available in hardcopy - we do not have a softcopy option.

(Note: All transfer information is subject to change when curriculum or policy changes at either institution.)

NOTE: Transfer courses are not subject to Rowan University Repeat Policy guidelines. While Transfer credit may be applied to the Rowan degree program, TRANSFER Grades DO NOT TRANSFER and are not included within the Rowan G.P.A.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rowan Transfer Student Academic Information

Rowan Transfer Credit Resources

Rowan Colleges

NJ Statewide Transfer Agreement: The New Jersey Council of County Colleges provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.  Under the leadership of the community college trustees and presidents,  NJCC is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government. The Council is also the state coordinating organization for all community colleges in New Jersey.

An Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree will be applied to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree will be applied to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree as half of the credits required for that basic four-year degree. To transfer successfully, community college students should select an associate degree program that aligns with their anticipated bachelor degree major. Five-year degree programs will require transfer students to complete all credits required for the bachelor’s degree beyond the initial 60-64 credits that will transfer with the associate degree.

The A.A. and A.S. degrees will satisfy all lower-level General Education requirements, unless there are major-specific prerequisites or special graduation requirements that were not completed within the associate degree. Consult with a community college transfer counselor when choosing courses so that you complete any prerequisites required for your major by the four-year college or university.


NJ Statewide Transfer Appeals Process


Rowan University 's New General Education Model will be implemented in Fall 2005 for all incoming freshmen, and Fall 2007 for incoming transfers. Once matriculated, transfers may select the new model.

Rowan's New General Education Core is customized to take advantage of dual majors, concentrations, specialties, and minors more easily than before .

The revised general education program model is designed to strategically position transfers as leaders in the new millennium. Our innovative approach to curriculum delivers a broad, liberal education, promotes an attitude of lifelong learning, and opportunities to explore specialties, concentrations, minors, or additional disciplines in greater depth.

The general education core has been reduced from 60 to 42 credits; it also delivers a new bank. Non-Program Courses (NPC) were designed in consideration of our diverse transfer student population. NPC is supported by existing articulation agreements and continues to allow easy transfer of college credits .

Non-Program Courses include the following goals:

1. To ease the transition of transfer students, facilitate application of transfer course content, and increase baccalaureate degree completion.

2. To develop a deeper understanding of at least one area outside of the major program of study as a means of creating a broader, customized, and complete program of general education.

3. To enhance degree programs, better prepare you to meet future professional and life objectives, and promote the widest variety of career options upon graduation.

To review your program, visit Criteria for Evaluation and Program Guides.

Non-Specific General Education Equivalents and Courses

General Education Credit: (GE) is awarded for a college course when a direct equivalent cannot be readily determined. While the course is acceptable for undergraduate credit, the appropriate degree granting college of the University will determine the applicability of this course as it applies to degree requirements.

Course Numbering of Non-specific Equivalents

The last three digits of a GE transfer course number are significant. These course numbers are "generic" and will not be located in the University Catalog.

An example of a non-specific equivalent:
INTR99 GE Social/Behavioral Science Elective

Such an equivalent allows for the transfer of courses for which Rowan University has no equivalent. However, the student and advisor may identify the type of course completed as well as the appropriate use for the course.

Because one of the fundamental principles of a general education curriculum is to experience a variety of disciplines, students are required to take courses from various areas. Consistent with this principle, students may not complete banks by selecting all courses from one discipline. Students may not restrict courses to a single discipline, except in the Art and Creative Expression category.


Military Activity, Veterans, & Transfer Credit

All students using VA Education Benefits are required to submit their transcripts from all previous educational institutions, including military transcripts.  

Providing a copy of the DD214 will allow minimal credential awards. Providing ACE transcript recommendations typically describe greater detail and result in more robust transfer awards.