The Best Advice: Get Approval Before Taking the Course!
Applications are generally reviewed on a monthly basis during the academic year as long as time permits. Please allow up to four weeks of review time.
Students seeking approval for Fall 2022 courses: applications should be submitted before August 5th, 2022, to assure enough time for review.
Students seeking approval for Spring 2023 courses: applications should be submitted before December 23rd, 2022, to assure enough time for review.
1. Before You Take the Course, Please Check the Following:
- It is offered at a 4-year institution
- The institution resides within the United States (If the institution resides outside of the United States, you must answer all "optional" questions in the Department of Chemistry Transfer Credit Application)
- The institution is on the list of ACS-Certified Programs
- The course can be used towards the ACS accredited degree at the host institution
- For CHEM 1560, 2070, 2080, 2090 or 2510 credit: the course has a lab component. Labs must be taken in person.
Applying for Credit Transfer:
- Click here to view a list of our pre-approved transfer credit courses.
- Download and complete the Department of Chemistry Transfer Credit Application. Return as an excel file. No PDFs!
- Email the completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will receive a decision via email regarding your transfer credit application within four weeks of submission
2. After You've Completed the Course
Submit the following items to your college’s registrar office:
- Your home college's application for credit from other institutions (Example: an Arts & Science student would complete the College of Arts and Sciences Application for Credit from Other Institutions)
- Attach the email from CHEM approving your credit transfer request to your college's application, this will serve as department approval.
- Obtain and submit an official transcript from the institution where you completed the course to your home college registrar’s office. A minimum grade of a “C” is required to receive credit.
3. Special Circumstances
- We do not grant transfer credit for Cornell honors courses: CHEM 2150, 3590, or 3600.
- Chemistry majors seeking transfer credit for courses outside of chemistry for distribution or pre-requisite requirements should contact the specific department at Cornell for approval transfer credit.
- If you would like to take a course at a foreign institution, you must review the checklist in the Cornell Chemistry Department's Memorandum: Receiving Cornell chemistry course credit for a chemistry course taken elsewhere and submit an application before taking the course.
Direct all questions regarding credit transfer to: email@example.com.