Transfer Students: Course and Transcript Evaluations
Transcripts of transfer students are
evaluated by the dean's office of the College in which the student
equivalency evaluations are determined by the Ferris State department with
comparable coursework as indicated by the Ferris course designator.
These evaluations represent an institutional determination and will not
be independently renegotiated by each Ferris State University College.
That is, if a transfer student enters Ferris State and then changes
program and College, the initial transfer course equivalent determination
is not changed.
allow equivalency determination where courses are at least 75% the same
content. Course equivalency is not denied simply on the basis of
differences in course numbering. For instance, a community college
adolescent psychology course at the 200 level is not denied equivalency
for a 300-level Ferris adolescent psychology course, if the two courses
are substantially the same in content.
cases where specific course equivalents are not transferred, prerequisite
course requirements may be waived and the course equivalency granted when
the transfer student completes the next course in a sequence with a grade
of "C" or better, demonstrating prior preparation equivalent to preceding
courses in the sequence. Failure to achieve a grade of "C" or better in
the latter course indicates that the student needs to take the appropriate
Ferris prerequisite course.
or clusters may be evaluated for Ferris State course equivalency in total
rather than course-by-course. For example, when a community college
"packages" its course sequence differently but covers substantially the
same content as the Ferris course sequence, the entire sequence of
transfer courses may be evaluated as a whole, rather than