Education at OHSU

Transfer Credit


OHSU accepts undergraduate transfer credit according to the Transfer of Course Credit Policy (02-70-005) and the accompanying Undergraduate Transfer Procedure. Transfer credit is accepted based on official transcripts from a prior college or university.

Additionally, OHSU accepts the following types of credit:

  • Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DSST based on official scores received directly from the testing service.
  • Credit for experiential or prior learning assessment previously transcripted through a regionally or nationally accredited college or university or through the American Council on Education (ACE).  
  • Credit for military education and experience based on a Joint Services Transcript.

For more information about how your credits will transfer, visit your program website:

Wondering which classes meet the Humanities or Social Science requirement of the Bachelor of Science degree?

  • Humanities
    • The humanities are generally subjective fields that examine human ideas, values, creativity, and expression.
    • Subject areas in the humanities include art, communications, English, ethics, film/media studies, foreign language/ASL, linguistics, humanities, journalism, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, public speaking, and theater arts.
    • To meet the humanities requirement at OHSU, art, music, dance, and theater classes must be academic in nature rather than studio-based (e.g. Painting) or performance-based (e.g. Choir, Ballet). Up to 12 credits of studio and performance classes may be applied to electives.
  • Social Sciences
    • The social sciences are generally objective fields that study societies, human behavior, and human interaction.
    • Subject areas in the social sciences include anthropology, criminal justice, cultural geography, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, gender or ethnic studies, gerontology, history, international studies, political science, psychology, social justice, and sociology.

Articulation Agreements

The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) is a partnership of eleven Oregon community colleges and six campuses of the OHSU School of Nursing with a shared curriculum taught at each of the nursing program campuses. Details about how credits are transferred from OCNE partner schools can be found on the School of Nursing Admissions webpage.


OHSU accepts graduate transfer credit according to the Transfer of Course Credit Policy (02-70-005) and program-specific policies. Transfer credit is accepted based on official transcripts from a prior college or university.

For more information about acceptance of transfer credit, visit your program website.

International Coursework

Students who wish to transfer college-level coursework completed outside the United States to OHSU must have their transcript evaluated by an international credential evaluation agency. The evaluation must show the course name, grade received using a U.S. grading scale, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and degree earned. OHSU recommends World Education Services (WES). We will accept evaluations from any organization listed as a current member on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website.

Sending Transcripts to OHSU

Prospective students seeking admission
Contact your program to find out where to send or upload transcripts.

Continuing students submitting transfer coursework
If your school offers electronic transcripts, have them sent to

Otherwise have them mailed to:
Office of the Registrar
Mail Code L-109
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098