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NC State Transfer Planner

Create a plan for your transfer coursework, see how your credits transfer and build your unique transfer path to NC State.

Using the Transfer Planner

The Transfer Planner is an interactive tool that shows how your previous coursework transfers to NC State and fulfills degree requirements to help ensure your time and effort contribute toward degree completion.

  • You may navigate the Transfer Planner as a guest to see how coursework transfers to NC State and fulfills degree requirements.
  • Create an account to save your work and share your transfer details with collaborators.
  • When you share your Transfer Planner with a college advisor, parent or counselor they can access all of your transfer details.
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See How Your College or Test Credits Transfer to NC State

  • The Transfer Planner allows you to search from thousands of courses in NC State’s transfer course equivalency database. However, any new courses that have not previously been evaluated will not be available until the review process is complete.
  • An official review of your transfer credit is completed during the application process, once your official transcripts are received by the admissions office.

See How Your Transfer Credits Fulfill Degree Requirements

Plan Your Transfer Coursework

  • Degree plans allow you to identify degree requirements needed to complete an intended degree. This helps you select coursework at your current institution that will apply to your intended degree at NC State.
  • Search for an NC State course and the equivalent course at your college here: webappprd.acs.ncsu.edu/php/transfer/.
  • Enter in-progress or planned college courses to see how they fulfill degree requirements. When entering your transfer data, enter the grade for the course as IP for in-progress and Planned for future planned courses.
  • If you are a North Carolina community college student, the Transfer Planner does not reflect eligibility under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

Share and Collaborate on Your Transfer Plan

  • Sharing your Transfer Planner allows your advisor or parent to make suggestions or updates to your transfer coursework and saved degree plans.
  • Advisors and parents must create an NC State Brickyard Account to access shared plans.
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Start Building Your Transfer Pathway to NC State

Understanding Your Transfer Credit Summary

NC State Transfer Credit Policy

NC State University awards credit for academic coursework successfully completed at other colleges and universities recognized by the accrediting agencies listed below.

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) 
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

College-level coursework completed at other colleges/universities that are accredited by US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditors which are not listed may be eligible for transfer credit.

To receive credit, eligible coursework must be:

  • Graded C- or better
  • Documented on an official transcript from the institution of academic instruction
  • Part of a baccalaureate degree program or an associate degree college transfer program

NC State does not award transfer credit for experiential learning, credit posted to third-party transcripts or from non-academic services and programs, or technical/vocational coursework that is not part of an existing bilateral, MOU or other articulation agreement. 

US Military Service coursework may be eligible for credit as per our Military Credit Articulation policy. 

Transfer Credit

Previously evaluated coursework automatically posts to student academic records with the current NC State course equivalency. Courses transfer as direct equivalencies, subject electives, General Education Program (GEP) shell courses, or general transfer electives.

Course matches discipline, material and scope for a specific NC State catalog course.  

Course has a corresponding NC State discipline but material and/or scope does not match that of a specific catalog course (examples: MA 2**, CSC ***)

Course has a corresponding NC State discipline and no direct equivalent; material and/or scope meets the academic integrity and intent of the assigned General Education Program category requirement. (example: HI 2GEP, ANT 3GEPG)

A valid, transferable course that does not have a corresponding NC State discipline or catalog course. (example: TR ***)

The Department of Registration of Records oversees the transfer credit evaluation process and partners with the appropriate campus Department of Instruction to determine transfer course equivalencies. Part of the NC State mission as a transfer-friendly institution is to recognize the integrity of student transfer coursework with timely, consistent and appropriate credit evaluations while respecting our unique catalog and curricula. 

Transfer Course Grading

Transfer courses are assigned transfer grades that reflect the letter grades awarded by a transfer institution. For example, a grade of B+ will appear in a degree audit as “TB+.” Transfer grades are not part of a student’s cumulative or major GPA but are factors for degree requirements with a minimum grade or a CODA (a Change of Degree Application).

Understanding Your Degree Plan

The Transfer Planner helps you create a plan to be a competitive applicant and navigate the transfer process. Any degree plan created using this tool is for information only and will not be used in your admission decision or apply toward degree completion. An official transfer credit summary is provided upon admission to NC State.

Transfer courses with a direct equivalency fulfill the appropriate requirements in your degree plan.

Subject Electives may fulfill major elective requirements with departmental approval. Ex: HI 3**

GEP Shell Courses fulfill corresponding GEP Category Requirements. They do not fulfill major or minor requirements. Ex: HI 2GEP

General Transfer Electives generally fulfill transfer as free elective credit for most majors. Ex: TR ***

Non-degree courses are valid transfer credits that contribute to total completed hours and academic level but do not fulfill a degree requirement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The undergraduate degree audit is a visual representation of a student’s progress towards degree completion. The audit shows completed, planned and unfulfilled degree requirements for a degree program.

You may change your password on the Brickyard account login page. Go to https://webappprd.acs.ncsu.edu/php/transferplanner/ and select Brickyard Login.

There is no limit to how many credits you can transfer. However, not all courses will apply toward degree requirements. Per the NC State transfer residency requirement, transfer students must have earned at least 30 of the last 45 hours of degree credit at NC State in order to graduate. Some departments have additional residency requirements.

These courses are not currently available to select in the Transfer Planner. However, U.S. military service coursework may be eligible for credit as per our Military Credit Articulation policy.

Need More Help?

Contact us at transferplanner@ncsu.edu.