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Transfer Students

Transfer credit for courses taken at other universities: For information about this, please see the transfer credit page.

  • OSU Students Currently Pursuing Other Majors: OSU students who are currently pursuing other (undergraduate) majors and are interested in transferring to one of the majors in the department are required to follow the same procedures, and meet the same conditions for admission to the major, as students who are not currently in any other major. In particular, these students must take the pre-requisite courses and meet the applicable GPA requirement before applying for admission to one of the majors; please consult the earlier sections of this brochure for information on these requirements. Note in particular that the GPA that is used to determine whether the student meets the current GPA requirement will be over all the courses taken at OSU.

    Students who are currently in a graduate program in another major at OSU cannot simultaneously pursue an undergraduate degree in the department. If you are a graduate student and interested in computing, please consult the brochure on Graduate Study for possible options that may be available to you.

  • Students Considering Transferring to OSU: Students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in another university and interested in transferring to OSU to pursue one of the majors in the department have to be first admitted to OSU. If you are such a student, you should contact the Ohio State University Admissions Office for information on how to apply for admission to the university. In other words, if you are currently a student at some other university and wish to transfer to the Ohio State University, you must first go through the Admissions Office and be admitted to the university. The CSE department is not directly involved with admitting students to Ohio State.

    You should also read the earlier sections of this brochure that describe the various majors and the requirements for admission to major status. Please note that admission to OSU does not guarantee that you will be admitted to a major program in the department. Instead, if you are admitted to OSU, you will be admitted as a pre-major (for example, pre-CIS or pre-CSE). Once you meet all the requirements for admission to the major, including the applicable GPA requirement, you may apply for admission to the major. The GPA that will be used for this purpose will only be over courses taken at OSU, not the GPA from your previous school.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for courses taken at other universities: For information about this, please see the transfer credit page.