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 .


Process for Transfer of Credit
  1. The student downloads and print outs both the departmental and the registrar’s office transfer credit forms:
     
  2. The student gains approval from the appropriate departmental faculty member (depending on the course for which transfer credit is being sought).
     
    • If the student is interested in transferring credit that is equivalent to Oberlin’s Chemistry 101 and or Chemistry 102 course(s), the student needs to contact Professor Manish Mehta to make an appointment to discuss the appropriateness of the proposed course.
       
    • If the student is interested in transferring credit that is equivalent to Oberlin’s Chemistry 205 course, the student needs to contact Professor Albert Matlin to make an appointment to discuss the appropriateness of the proposed course.
       
    • The student brings information about the proposed course to the meeting, as well as both transfer credit forms.
       
  3. After approval, the student drops off both forms at the department for final approval by the department chair.
     
  4. The student is informed via email when the chair has given final approval, and the registrar’s office form is then picked up by the student from the department office.
     
  5. The student turns in the registrar’s form to the registrar’s office.