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Tips for Selecting Transferable Coursework

Congratulations on your spring admission to Elon! We understand how important it is to stay on track with the rest of your class.  Over the past few years we have seen students take a variety of courses as they prepare to transition to Elon for the spring semester. We hope this list will help you select the best courses to keep your education on track when you arrive at Elon in the spring. If you should have questions about your particular courses, feel free to contact

  • Browse Elon’s Major Check Sheets to see what coursework you will be required to complete. 
  • All Elon students must take ENG 110 and MTH 110 (General Statistics) or MTH 151 (Calculus I). If you plan to take one of these courses at another institution, please confirm the course will transfer before registering. Not all English and Math courses will satisfy Elon’s General Studies requirement.
  • Aim to take courses that help satisfy your General Studies coursework, found on the left-hand side of the major check sheet. Courses in the following departments usually transfer without any problems:
  • Foreign Languages
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Physical or Biological Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, etc.)

Note: Please check with the Director of Transfer & Special Admissions if you plan to take courses in the following departments:

Computer Science
*Not all English and Math courses will satisfy Elon’s General Studies requirement.
**Some courses in these departments only transfer as electives and will not count toward your  degree requirements.  If you plan on majoring in one of these areas, please  confirm  the course will  transfer.

  • Courses with a grade of “C-” or better can be transferred.  The credit hours earned as well as the course itself transfer.  The grade does not transfer; therefore, the GPA does not transfer.