Transfer Credit Policies and Procedures

  • Credits submitted only on official transcripts from other colleges or universities will be evaluated for admission to an undergraduate college by the Office of Admissions. Transcripts will become a part of the student’s permanent record maintained in the Office of the University Registrar. Transfer hours (and hours not accepted for transfer) from another institution are included in the overall GPA when determining honors for graduation.  Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by an academic advisor in the student’s area of study.
  • In general, credits and grades earned at other University of Nebraska campuses will be accepted, computed into the student’s grade point average, and will become a part of the permanent record from which official transcripts will be made.
  • Only courses with a grade of “C-” or better will be accepted for transfer from regionally accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities.
  • Sixty-four (64) semester credit hours is the maximum allowed for transfer to most undergraduate UNO colleges from regionally accredited two-year colleges. The College of Engineering will allow a maximum of sixty-six (66) semester hours of credit.
  • All credit hours transferable are converted to semester credit hours (e.g., one-quarter hour equals 2/3 of a semester credit). 
  • Each UNO college has a required number of credit hours to be completed at UNO prior to graduation.
  • Students wishing to transfer credits from recognized institutions outside the United States may need to provide a course syllabus and catalog for evaluation of transfer credits.