COPY OF MAILING SENT TO TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES
TRANSFER CREDIT AND GRADUATION CHECKS. Revised May 14, 2008
A “Transfer Course Evaluation Report” and an “Advisor-Generated Report” are included in this part of the
The first report has been generated by the Office of Admissions and Records, and does not include all
information relevant for credit. It is a simple check on the total number of hours you have taken in the past, and
does partial credit evaluation.
A more complete evaluation is done on the second report, also known as the DARS Audit. It has been
generated by the DARSWeb Software. This is a complicated document, but it is worth some effort to learn what
it means. Degree Audits are updated every night. DARS is accessible from my.ECE under Student Tools.
Evaluation of transfer credit:
There are two steps: (a) determination that your course merits college credit; (b) determination of how your
course meets your degree requirements, if at all. Step (a) requires you to arrange to have official documentation
(a transcript) sent (not handed) to the Admissions and Records office.
If the UIUC computer database recognizes your courses, they will be matched automatically against your
If they are “standard looking” courses -- e.g. math and physics sequences -- the Engineering College Deans’
Office staff will match them up with requirements in most cases.
If they are non-standard, the burden of proof is on you to show us that they meet degree requirements -- bring in
a syllabus (a course description will not be enough) and a copy of the table of contents of the textbook.
Humanities / social science courses -- You must meet with a dean of the College of Engineering (206 Engr
Hall) to complete the evaluation of your courses for purposes of Gen Ed credit. We suggest coming in at “off
peak” times of the year so you don’t have to wait in line, or contacting a Dean before the orientation session.
Advanced technical courses: most likely we