Major Credit Limits

Credit accepted for transfer to Oberlin does not automatically apply toward the major. Application of credits earned elsewhere toward the completion of major requirements at Oberlin is granted only with departmental, program, or Individual Major Committee approval. Students who wish to apply a substantial amount of credit earned elsewhere toward their major should consult with the appropriate department or program. Students may obtain forms from the Office of the Registrar to gather department chair signatures for work to be applied toward major requirements.

Students must obtain preliminary approval to take a course at another institution and subsequent approval to transfer the course once the course is completed. To gain preliminary approval for courses taken at other fully accredited colleges and universities, please take the preliminary approval form to the department chair of the department in which you are seeking credit.