Transferability of Courses
Transfer students face unique challenges when selecting a new school at which to complete their academic education. A primary consideration is the transferability of the courses already taken. We want to equip you with the tools available to expedite your transfer to ORU.
Course Transfer Guides
There are two ways to see if your courses will transfer. The first is our Transfer Equivalency Self Service tool. This tool can be used to enter courses you have taken from some of our more common transfer schools and see how they will satisfy the requirements of your chosen program. This list is ever growing and adapting. If you don't see your school or your courses on the Transfer Equivalency Self Service tools, take a look at the second tool the Transfer Guidelines. Please keep in mind that these are guides and not your official Transfer Evaluation. Once you have submitted your official transcript, it will be evaluated and a Transfer Evaluation will be created for your viewing.
ORU accepts liberal arts courses from CHEA recognized accredited institutions as well as courses from schools accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA), the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education. Articulation Agreements between ORU and ICAA institutions regarding the transfer of credit are administered according to the ICAA Articulation Program.
Transfer credit is not given for courses where less than a grade of "C" was received.
Students transferring to ORU with a previously earned Associates of Arts, Sciences, Arts and Sciences, or 4 year Bachelors’ degree from a CHEA recognized accredited institution will be considered to have completed the degree requirements of 37 specified hours of general education courses. The waiver only applies to the specific general education degree requirements and will not automatically waive the need for the specified courses to be taken as prerequisites for some other courses. *Courses considered for waiver found on page 44 of the 2021-22 catalog, please visit catalog.oru.edu. This waiver only applies to students that enter on the 2021-2022 catalog or newer.
Certification, diploma, associate degree and other pre-bachelor degree programs issued by institutions not accredited by CHEA recognized accrediting agencies are not accepted for block credit. Courses in these programs may be evaluated individually according to ORU credit transfer policies. A Petition to Transfer at petitions.oru.edu. would have to be completed.
Technical or vocational courses are not ordinarily credited toward the liberal arts degree. Transfer credits from institutions that are not accredited by CHEA recognized accrediting bodies may be evaluated individually according to ORU credit transfer policies. A Petition to Transfer at petitions.oru.edu. would have to be completed with an uploaded syllabus or course description.