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Transfer Credit

Transferring into ECE During Sophomore Year

Electrical and Computer Engineering has a unique and exciting integrated sophomore experience that is not found elsewhere, so transferring in is easiest before (preferred) or after completing the equivalent of the following courses:
 
  • ECE 2000 and ECE 2100 (lecture and lab, 4 credits each)(autumn 2013), or
  • ECE 2010 and ECE 2110 (lectures, 3 credits each) and ECE 2017 and ECE 2137 (labs, 1 credit each)

Because of the innovative structure of these courses, which combine digital systems, calculus-based circuit analysis, and calculus-based discrete time signals and systems, with unique state-of-the-art laboratories, it would not be possible for a student transferring in to receive credit for ECE 2010 without ECE 2110, and vice versa. Unless transfer credit is awarded for ALL of this material, students should expect to take the entire one-year sequence. A very advanced transfer student might successfully be awarded credit for ECE 2010 and ECE 2110 (lecture material), but may still be required to take the laboratories 2017 and 2137.

Transfer Credit

Students wishing to transfer to Ohio State can plan in advance which courses will be applicable to the ECE degree requirements. The Course Applicability System will assist students in determining how their credits will transfer from other institutions.

After submitting all transcripts and being admitted to The Ohio State University, the Admission's Office will send the student a Transfer Credit Report listing all accepted transfer credit. This credit will be listed in the form of specific OSU courses, general, special, or technical credit for each department with completed coursework. Students can print their Transfer Credit Reports from their Student Center page in Buckeye Link.

How to print Transfer Credit Reports.

After obtaining a Transfer Credit Report, the student is then responsible for seeking credit for specific courses within those departments. Transfer students should be prepared to present syllabi from all previous coursework. If you do not have syllabi, contact your previous institution(s) to acquire syllabi or a detailed course description on that institution’s letterhead with appropriate signature for verification.

Each department has a designated transfer credit evaluator/coordinator, larger departments have two or three people. Students will need to bring with them to those departments any material related to the courses taken at other institutions, such as textbook, syllabus, course catalog description, etc. Most departments require several days to complete the evaluations so students should not wait to begin this process. Autumn semester is one of the busiest times for transfer credit evaluations so plan accordingly. It is imperative that transfer credit be evaluated prior to orientation day to avoid duplication of coursework.

Electrical Engineering credit evaluation can be done only after all other coursework is evaluated.

Procedure for Evaluation of Electrical & Computer Engineering Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Keith RedmillWei ZhangDomestic & International Students (excluding students from China): If you are a student with transfer credit from a university in the U.S. or from any international university excluding China, submit the information listed below in Dr. Keith Redmill's mailbox in Room 205 Dreese Labs; or scan and e-mail to redmill.1@osu.edu    

International Students from China:  If you are a student with transfer credit from a university in China, follow Professor Zhang's link for instructions.

Evaluations are not completed on a walk-in basis. Allow two weeks completion time, or more for autumn semester. When evaluation is completed, you will be notified by e-mail or phone as to when and where you can pick up any textbooks or original materials.     

The following information is required for each course being evaluated by Dr. Redmill:

  • A copy of DARS Transfer Credit Report from BuckeyeLink.
  • A copy of the course catalog description from the original institution.
  • A copy of the course syllabus indicating the following:
  1. Topics that were covered in the course
  2. Textbook(s) used. For students requesting transfer evaluation of ECE courses from college/universities outside the United States, textbooks and syllabi are required.
  3. Amount of time spent on different topics.
  4. Number of hours of lecture/recitation per week and number of laboratory sessions, if any.
  • To help facilitate the transfer credit evaluation, evidence of the standard of the work may be submitted. Examples of evidence include copies of examinations and assignments.
  • A cover letter accompanying these materials indicating (1) your OSU email address, (2) your quarter of admission into OSU, (3) your intended major, and (4) the OSU ECE course(s) for which department transfer credit is requested. Please do not submit material expecting the advising office or faculty to determine the equivalent courses. A list of ECE courses is located at http://ece.osu.edu/courses

Make sure to include contact information such as e-mail address and/or phone number in case of questions.

Establishing Your Schedule

Once the courses have been evaluated, students need to attend Transfer Orientation for the College of Engineering. Transfer Orientation will include a time to meet with an ECE advisor to develop your quarter schedule. It is strongly recommended that transfer students attend orientation to familiarize themselves with the college, university and new student procedures. If you cannot attend orientation, please visit our online scheduling system and make an appointment to see an advisor.

Equivalent coursework successfully completed will meet the ECE program requirements. Students should be aware that entrance to major requires a satisfactory grade point average in both overall courses and the SPHR courses required by the program for admission. In calculating grade point averages, only OSU courses are used.