Chemistry and Biochemistry

Transfer of Credit: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Transfer credit from courses taken at other four-year colleges and universities must be approved on a case-by-case basis.

We highly advise students to secure preapproval for courses they plan to transfer for Oberlin chemistry credit, so that there is a guarantee that the courses are appropriate.

Credit from a two-year college is not accepted. To see a list of American Chemical Society (ACS) approved schools, please visit the ACS website .

Student Steps in the Transfer of Credit Process

  1. Review the information on the Transfer of Credit page on the Registrar's Office website.
  2. Complete both the departmental and the registrar’s office transfer credit forms:
  3. Arrange to meet with the appropriate departmental faculty member (see below) to discuss the appropriateness of the proposed course(s). Be prepared to share or forward information about the proposed course(s) during the meeting, and have both transfer credit forms available and prefilled to the extent possible.  

    ·   For general chemistry (CHEM 101, 102, or 103), please consult with C. Oertel

    ·   For organic chemistry (CHEM 205), please consult with W. Parsons.

    ·   For other courses, please consult with the individual instructor or department chair.

  4. After the meeting, email the two transfer credit forms, now complete except for signatures, to the department chair, who, in lieu of physically signing the forms, will state that she approves the transfer credit request in a reply email.

  5. Forward the emailed approval to, being sure the completed forms are still attached.