Understanding your evaluation
Taking time to read and understand your transfer credit evaluation will assist you when you are preparing to meet with your academic advisor. We recommend that you take your evaluation to your advisor meeting.
Reading your credit evaluation
College credit is evaluated and grouped by college in chronological order based on the semester(s) you attended each school.
Reviewing your transcript
Use your BearPass Number to set up your My Missouri State account. Then, log in to My Missouri State to view your transcript, which will show the following:
- Transcript totals
- Attempted and passed hours
- Earned hours
- GPA hours
- Quality points
- Total institution, total transfer and overall GPA
Your transcript information is helpful in determining your registration date. For more information, contact your academic advisor, which is listed through the Student tab in My Missouri State (select Student Profile link).
General education program course codes
General education courses (GEC or GEP) fulfill MSU general education requirements as indicated below, but do not have a specific MSU course equivalency. Refer to the general education requirements to see how the GEC or GEP categories correspond with those requirements.
Some majors and degrees require specific general education courses that the GEC or GEP code may not cover. Therefore, even if you receive GEC or GEP credit, you may still have to take a specific MSU general education course for your major.
GEP was given to students who started at Missouri State University prior to fall 2014 when the new General Education took effect. GEC is given to students starting in fall 2014.
Educator preparation provider course codes
An Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) code will be assigned to a community college course from a DESE-approved education program if it does not have a direct equivalency, but the Missouri State College of Education decides that substantial similarity exists between it and an MSU course with respect to MoSTEP standards. The PEU code is used to substitute for the Missouri State course in a given undergraduate education degree program.
You may appeal the evaluation or transferability of a PEU course through the College of Education within the Education Advisement Center, Hill Hall Room 202. If you are not pursuing a BS in education and your evaluations show PEU courses, go to the office of admissions for reevaluation for elective credit.
General course codes
You may also have general (GEN) course codes on your equivalency worksheet. See below for definitions of different codes.
Appeal of transferability or course equivalencies
We recommend you speak with your academic advisor if you believe an elective credit course has significant similarity to a Missouri State course or that a course was incorrectly evaluated.
If it is determined that a course should be reevaluated, access the online transfer credit evaluation system by following these steps:
- Log in to My Missouri State
- Go to the Registration tab
- Browse the My Transfer Credit channel
- Select the Request Transfer Credit Re-Evaluation link
You must have advisor release to access this system, meaning you must have met with your academic advisor at least once before you will be allowed to submit a course for reevaluation of credit.
You may repeat any of the courses you take at MSU. All attempts at the course and the grades earned, including those resulting in W, I, and Z, will appear on your transcript. The grade from the most recent attempt at the course will be the one that counts in GPA calculations.
The repeat policy is also applicable to transfer credit. For example, if you earn a C in a course at Missouri State and repeat an equivalent course at another institution, the C will be removed from the calculation of the Missouri State GPA. The transfer grade will be included only in the transfer and combined grade point averages. Read more about the repeat policy.