Transfer Equivalency Search Tool
The Transfer Equivalency Search Tool exists to help current ISU students and advisors who are looking for ways to meet ISU degree requirements with courses from outside institutions.
The tool is not a replacement for advising. ISU students should always consult with their advisors before planning to meet degree requirements with outside courses.
The tool lists all course equivalencies that have been established at ISU. ISU cannot guarantee that a specific course is still offered by another institution, or that it will be offered in the term the student intends to take the course.
If you can't find a course using this tool, no equivalency has been established at this time. Current students will want to take extra care to discuss these courses with their advisors and seek approval before enrolling in a transfer course at another institution.
See below for instructions on using the Transfer Equivalency Search Tool.
To use the tool, select one of the three initial search options.
- Select Transfer Institution to see courses from a specific outside institution. Enter part of the name of the institution in question in the search box, then click Search. This will display all equivalency records with the text you searched for in the name of their institution. For example, entering "Vincennes" will show you all equivalencies that have been established at ISU for courses from Vincennes University. You can use the Refined Search in Table text box to narrow your results.
- Select ISU course to see all equivalencies (at any institution) that have been set up for a specific ISU course. Enter the subject and/or course number in the search box, then click Search. This will display all equivalency records where the ISU course matches the text you entered. For example, entering "MATH 115" will show you all courses from all institutions that will come in as MATH 115. You can use the Refined Search in Table text box to narrow your results.
- Select Foundational Studies to see courses that will come in to ISU and apply to specific Foundational Studies requirements. Select the specific Foundational Studies requirement to search for from the drop-down menu that appears, then click Search. This will display all courses (at any institution) that will apply towards the Foundational Studies requirement you select. Students and advisors using this option should take extra care that they understand the specifics of the Foundational Studies requirement. Some requirements will require more than one course to complete. You can use the Refined Search in Table text box to narrow your results.
Some results will show equivalencies with ISU course numbers that don't correspond to real ISU courses. These special course number codes have specific meanings.
- This code is used to apply to elective credit that was taken at the 100- or 200-level.
- This code is used to apply to elective credit that was taken at the 300- or 400-level.
- 001L, 002L
- The same as above, but these are used specifically for laboratory science courses.
- 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018
- These codes are used for courses that meet a specific Foundational Studies requirement, even though they don't come in as a specific ISU course. The Foundational Studies column will tell you which requirement a specific code works for. These codes are all applied to courses taken at the 100- or 200-level.
- 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038
- The same as above, but these codes are applied to courses taken at the 300- or 400- level.
There are a few exceptions when reading these codes. MATH 035, for example, is a specific remedial math course at ISU, Intermediate Algebra, instead of an upper-level Foundational Studies course. Make sure you pay attention to the Foundational Studies column, and consult with your advisor if you're having trouble.