Wesleyan Students may obtain transfer credit for courses taken at other universities in the United States in the summer or during a leave of absence.
- The course(s) must be pre-approved
- No more than two credits may be earned during a summer
- For study abroad credit for English Majors: please consult Study Abroad here.
- For Transfer students from another college or university: Please consult the department chair or the Transfer of Credit Coordinator.
- For "education in the field" and internship credit: Please consult the current Transfer of Credit Coordinator.
English Transfer of Credit Procedure:
All credit transfer applications should be submitted by email or in hard copy to the Transfer of Credit coordinator. An application includes the following documents:
- A "Permission to Transfer Credit Application Form," which can be downloaded at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/forms.html.
- A catalog description of the course. A printout from a university website is acceptable.
- A full syllabus for the course, specifying the schedule of readings and a description of written and oral assignments. A syllabus from an earlier offering of the course is usually acceptable. A course may receive prior approval without a syllabus, but a final determination on the application will not be made until a full syllabus has been received.
Please note the following when considering a course for credit transfer:
- A course will normally be eligible for credit if it is an upper-division course in English or American literature, literary theory, or linguistics.
- Some creative writing workshops are eligible for transfer credit, in which case a complete portfolio of work submitted in the course is usually required for a final determination on the application for transfer credit.
- Partial credit is sometimes awarded if a course is less than the equivalent of a Wesleyan course in terms of contact hours, content, and requirements.
- Transfer credit granted for most literature and creative writing courses may be counted toward the English major, but not toward the requirements in Theory, Literary History I and II, and Literatures of Difference.
- Composition courses in analytical or academic writing are eligible for credit for students for whom English is a second language and for students whose major is not English.
- Transfer credit for composition courses may not be counted toward the English major.
- For online courses, students should also provide the Transfer of Credit coordinator with information on formal contact with faculty and peer students.
Courses not eligible for transfer credit:
- Credit/No Credit courses