Course Equivalencies Explained
Course equivalencies are key for making a smooth transition for transfer students. Creating direct equivalencies for courses can help students transfer prerequisites, major or minor related courses and other required courses.
Eastern Washington University accepts any course credits from regionally accredited institutions. Courses are accepted into one of three categories:
- a specific EWU course
- a general education requirement
- a general elective credit
Creating Course Equivalencies
Course equivalencies can be initiated by a student, an evaluator or faculty. The course is then evaluated by the department chair, who has the authority to approve or deny it.
For more information on creating equivalencies, refer to the Creating Course Equivalencies page.
The Transfer Guide
Once an equivalency is created, the information is recorded in the EWU Transfer Guide. The Transfer guide only displays courses that have been transferred into EWU previously and what they transferred in as. If a course is not listed, it does not mean that it will not transfer in. It just means that a student hasn’t tried to transfer it in yet.
Disputing Course Equivalencies
Eastern strives to give you the credit you have earned. If you have a course you believed should have transferred as a specific course, but did not, we recommend speaking with your adviser. An additional option is to contact a credential evaluator in the Office of Records and Registration.
If you do not know who your adviser is please call the Center for Academic Advising and Retention at 509.359.2345. To contact an credential evaluator in the Office Records and Registration call 509.359.2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.