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Transfer Course Equivalency List

The Transfer Course Equivalency List (TCEL) is a database containing the Clemson University course equivalencies for approximately 1,200 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. Course equivalencies are evaluated through the Office of Admissions.

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The TCEL represents courses that have transferred credit to Clemson before

The TCEL is not comprehensive. Please be advised that the TCEL is only a history of how courses have transferred to Clemson, and it 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 admitted 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 regularly updated by the Office of Admissions.

The TCEL is subject to edits by the Office of Admissions. It 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.

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How a transfer course is evaluated

Your transfer course will be evaluated as a direct Clemson equivalent or as elective credit.

Credit that has been evaluated as elective credit will be posted at ELEC 0001.
Subject-area electives will be posted as 1999, 2999, 3999 or 4999 credit.

Courses that do not have direct Clemson University equivalencies (e.g., ELEC 0001 or SOC 3999) may possibly be substituted for required courses in your degree program with approval by your major adviser. A course substitution form may be completed at that time if your major adviser 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.

Abbreviations used when a course does not have a direct Clemson equivalency

NCT 0001 = 
Not College Transferable
ELEC 0001 = 
Free elective credit
1999, 2999, 3999 or 4999 = 
Subject-area elective