The TCEL (Transfer Course Equivalency List) is a database containing the Clemson University course equivalencies for approximately 1200 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. Course equivalencies are evaluated through the Office of Admissions. Please be advised the TCEL is only a history of how courses have transferred to Clemson, and does not represent a comprehensive list of transferable coursework for any school. If there is a course you have previously taken that is not showing up on the TCEL, the course will have to be evaluated once you apply and are accepted to Clemson. The listing for each college shows course equivalencies only, and does not reflect any differences in credit hours between institutions.
The TCEL is a living document to which changes are continually being made. Evaluations for transfer credit by the Office of Admissions are based upon the best available information at the time. Revisions to a course evaluation may be made based on receipt of new information.
How a transfer course is evaluated:
Your transfer course will be evaluated as a direct CU equivalent or as elective credit. Credit that has been evaluated as elective credit will posted as ELEC 0001. Subject area electives will posted as 1999, 2999, 3999 or 4999 credit. Courses that do not have direct CU equivalencies (ex: ELEC 0001 or SOC 3999) may possibly be substituted for required courses in your degree program with approval by your major advisor. A course substitution form may be completed at that time if your major advisor approves. Substitutions of courses are processed through the Office of Enrolled Student Services.
If you have a question about how a course has been evaluated, you may see the department responsible for teaching that course after enrolling at Clemson. A course syllabus may be necessary for further review.
Listed below are abbreviations you will see if a course does not have a direct CU equivalency:
NCT 0001 = Not College Transferable
ELEC 0001 = Free elective credit
1999, 2999, 3999 or 4999 = Subject area elective