Special and Technical Credit

The Department of Mathematics awards Special and Technical credit to courses when they are not equivalent to any course at OSU. Hence, further evaluation of Special and Technical credit is not permitted as the department has already determined the equivalency.

Special Credit (S000.xx) Explanation


Is awarded to classes that do not match a course offered at OSU. Please contact your academic advisor to determine if special credit can fulfill any of your degree requirements. If your advisor is unsure if the credit can apply to your degree, please request your advisor to contact the Math Transfer Credit Coordinator.

Special credit will include a note on the right side of your Transfer Credit Report. Explanation of notes:

"Part xxxx Insufficient Topics

Transfer Credit "SPL Part xxxx Insufficient Topics"
Indicates a course that is similar to Math xxxx at OSU, however it does not cover the same material as Math xxxx and thus is not an equivalent.

"Part xxxx Insufficient Hours"

Transfer Credit "SPL Part xxxx Insufficient Hours"
Indicates a course that covers the same material as Math xxxx, however it cannot be directly equated to Math xxxx due to lack of credit hours. Students may request this credit to fulfill the Math xxxx requirement.

"Additional xxxx Hours"

Transfer Credit "Additional xxxx Hours"
Indicates the additional hours from the combination of two courses to form Math xxxx.

"xxxx Level"

Transfer Credit "xxxx Level"
Indicates a course that is taught at the Math xxxx level, but cannot be considered equivalent to Math xxxx.

Return to Understanding Math Transfer Credit

Technical Credit (T000.xx) Explanation


Is awarded to technical courses. These courses cannot be used to satisfy math requirements at OSU. You should consult with your college to determine if this credit can be used to count towards the minimum hours required for graduation.

Return to Understanding Math Transfer Credit

Enrolling in Further Math and Science Courses


Students with only Special (Math SPL) and/or Technical (Math Tech) credit will need to take the Math Placement Test. Students will be permitted to enroll in math and science courses based upon their Math Placement Test score.

Students may request to use Math SPL credit as a prerequisite for math courses, if the course has been completed within the last year. The student should contact the Transfer Credit Coordinator requesting permission to enroll in a specific math course. Students should submit these requests before attending orientation as they are accepted infrequently. Students should leave plenty of time to complete the Math Placement Test as it may be required.

Return to Understanding Math Transfer Credit

0