Undergraduate students who wish to take courses outside of GW must receive prior approval in order to transfer the credits. The GW Department of Chemistry must specify a GW-equivalent course, and your Advising Office and/or Dean's Office must approve the taking of the course for the transfer of academic credit. The Columbian College must then submit an approved Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Office of the Registrar; the forms are not accepted from students.
To initiate the approval process, please download and complete the Transfer Credit Approval Form (TCA) from the Office of the Registrar. In the case of Consortium Registration Form (PDF) please upload the completed form, the reason for taking the class somewhere other than at GW, the syllabus and follow the procedures on the instruction page. Complete the form online so that it is typewritten and not handwritten. You will submit the form along with other required materials through this page:
- The typewritten, completed GW Undergraduate Transfer Credit Approval Form or the Consortium Registration Form (PDF).
- Any associated syllabi. A course overview is not enough information for us to evaluate this request. The department needs the syllabus. The syllabus should have the class materials/text/lab manuals listed. The chapters should be named or titled so that we will know what topics are covered ("Chapter 5" does not tell us anything, we need "Chapter 5, Ionic and Covalent Compounds", etc.). For the lab portion, we need the experiments specifically identified (not just "Experiment 2," but rather, "Spectrophotometric Analysis of Food Dye Solutions," etc.).
- Please submit only one class request per form. The reason there is room to upload two syllabi is because some schools combine the lecture and the lab and others separate them.
The form contains questions that are duplicates of the questions that are on the TCA form and CRF, but we still need for you to answer each question for this process to work correctly. We ask that you DO NOT register for the class until it has been approved. Please allow at least two weeks for this process. Give yourself time, as it may take more than one attempt to find a comparable course. You can ask for one of our syllabi so that you can compare the courses prior to submitting your request; reviewing our syllabi will give you a better sense of whether your request may be approved or not. If you would like a syllabi or if you have any problems completing the form, please email [email protected].