Transfer Credit Approval Requests

All credit transfer approval requests for ECON courses will be handled electronically. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for processing. Note that transfer credit requests are only reviewed during the fall and spring semesters. Submissions made during winter and summer breaks may not be reviewed on a timely basis.

Please follow the steps below to submit your transfer credit approval requests. Incorrect submissions will delay processing time:

  1. Complete the ECON Transfer Credit Request Google Form.
  2. You do not have to fill out the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Approval form. The Economics Department will e-mail you the completed and signed form using the information you provided via the google form above.
  3. The Economics Department will only evaluate ECON course transfers. For other courses (e.g. MATH, STATS, etc.) please consult the relevant department for transfer information.
  4. The Economics Department will contact you by e-mail if more information is needed regarding your transfer credit request. 


When planning to take classes outside of GW for credit transfer, please consider the following:

  • View the list of previously approved courses and associated institutions. Use the list as a guide when exploring classes to take outside of GW. Even if a course is listed, transfer credit approval is not guaranteed. Students will still need to complete the steps above to get transfer credit approval form signed.
  • Students who “Study Away” (enroll in a summer program abroad that is outside of GW’s approved study abroad programs) should also follow the same steps above to submit transfer credit requests.
  • Students who “Study Abroad” (enroll in an approved GW Office for Study Abroad program) should file transfer credit requests via GW CATS. See the Study Abroad Transfer Credit page for more information. You can also read up on the difference between Study Abroad and Study Away Credits.