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).


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 weeks 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.

ECE offers sophomore level courses:

ECE 2020: Introduction to Analog Systems and Circuits, which covers both
circuit theory and applications of passive components and analog system theory
include Laplace transforms, s-Domain, and frequency domain analysis
ECE 2050: Introduction to Discrete Time Signals and Systems, which covers
discrete time linear time-invariant systems including filters using
difference equations and z-transforms
ECE 2060: Introduction to Digital Logic, which covers both combinatorial
and sequential logic circuit analysis and design and includes FPGA tools
ECE 2560: Introduction to Microcontroller Based Systems, which covers
the hardware and architecture of microprocessors and assembly language

ECE 2020 and ECE 2050 are calculus-based courses.

ECE 2020, 2050, and 2060 contain both lecture and laboratory experiment
components.  If the courses you took were entirely lecture based, you
will be required to take the laboratory portions for transfer students
(ECE 2027 and ECE 2067).

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

Procedure for Evaluation of Electrical & Computer Engineering Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Domestic & 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. Paul Berger's mailbox in Room 205 Dreese Labs; or scan and e-mail to    

International Students from China:  If you are a student with transfer credit from a university in China, submit the information listed below in Dr. Julia Zhang mailbox in Room 205 Dreese Labs; or scan and e-mail to

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 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. Berger and Dr. Zhang:

  • 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 semester 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 click here

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 schedule, as well as familiarize yourself with the college, university and new student procedures.

Students should be aware that all transfer students are admitted as pre-majors and entrance to major requires an application for admission. In calculating grade point averages, only OSU courses are used.

More Information

  • Transferology: Course Applicability System used by many College and Universities in the state of Ohio. This system helps students find relevant courses that transfer to OSU.