Transfer Credits and Course Loads
Most Willamette courses carry one (1) credit; some courses are worth one-half (.5) or one-quarter (.25) credit. While you are considered a full-time student if you enroll in at least three credits per semester, the normal course load per semester is four credits in "solid" subjects. [NOTE: One Willamette credit is equal to four semester hours; one-half and one-quarter credits are worth two and one semester hour(s) respectively.] In addition to the normal load of four "solid" courses, you may add in a partial credit course (.25 to .5) as well, for a total of up to four and one-half credits per semester. If you are taking an ensemble or activity course (Chamber Orchestra or Aerobics, for example) which has an "X" as part of the course number, you may add this above the 4.5 credits in a semester without incurring an additional tuition charge.
As you plan your fall schedule, keep in mind that you must have a total of 31 credits (124 semester hours) in order to graduate.
TRANSFER EQUIVALIENCY CODES
- WR TRAN = 1st Writing Requirement
- GEN QA1 = (*) Q/A Requirement
- GEN QA2 = Q/A Requirement
- GEN NW = Understanding the Natural World
- GEN CA = Creating in the Arts
- GEN AR = Analyzing Arguments, Reasons & Values
- GEN CH = Thinking Historically
- GEN IT = Interpreting Texts
- GEN US = Understanding Society
- GEN 001 (and above) = General Elective Credit
- MUSC 001 (and above) = General Elective Credit in Music
- The Registrar’s Office does not give equivalencies for Major requirements. When you declare a major the department will determine your credits toward the major.
- The Transfer Equivalency Report shows all transfer courses that we have accepted, but will only show equivalent credit for the maximum amount of credit allowed. We only allow 15 credits from a 2 year school or 16 from a 4 year school.
- The option of meeting a second writing-centered course requirement by submitting a portfolio will be given to junior transfers. The deadline for exercising this option will be the end of their first semester at Willamette.