Understanding your Transfer Equivalency Report (TRER)
The TRER lists your transferable coursework (based on the official transcripts we have received to date). To see how these courses apply to graduation requirements, including our general education requirements knows as the Linfield Curriculum (LC), log in to WebAdvisor and open your program evaluation. For more information about the Linfield Curriculum, see the College Catalog.
The TRER is the document that lists the courses that you have taken at other institutions that have been accepted at Linfield.
The left side of the document lists the courses that were completed at the transfer institution. The right side lists how the transfer credits have been accepted by Linfield and how they will be represented on your program evaluation.
Please note the following:
- The TRER contains information about the academic calendar of the transfer institution. If you see the same number of credits accepted (Equiv Transfer Credit) as were transferred (Transfer Credit), both institutions are on the semester system. If the credits accepted in transfer are less than the number of credits listed for the courses accepted in transfer, the transfer institution is on the quarter system. One quarter credit converts to 0.67 semester credits. It is important to note that credit has not been lost—it has been converted from the 10-week quarter system to the 15-week semester system.
- The courses from each college or university are listed separately. If you have transfer credits from multiple institutions you can calculate your total transfer credits by combining the subtotal from each school.
- If a good match for a Linfield course was not found, the transfer course will be listed as general credit by using the subject code and the course level followed by TR (e.g., BIOL*1TR or HIST*2TR). These courses apply as elective credit towards graduation unless accepted by a specific department as contributing to major or minor requirements.
- Courses that satisfy any combination of Linfield Curriculum (LC) requirements are listed with the appropriate combination of abbreviations (e.g., BIOL*1NW or HIST*2VPGP) and will show on the Program Evaluation as counting toward LC requirements.
- Please be prepared to submit course syllabi for any courses you would like reviewed for an alternative equivalency.
- Linfield categorizes various athletic, service, leadership and creative activities as paracurriculars (e.g. HHPA*0TR). Note that no more than 8 credits in paracurricular courses (with no more than 4 courses from any one department) may count toward the 125 semester credits required for graduation.
- Transfer credit is not computed in the Linfield GPA.
Combining transfer courses for equivalency to one Linfield course
In some instances, especially for courses from institutions on the quarter system, a course equivalency will be made based on the following formula: two (or more) courses from the transfer institution are required for equivalency to one (or two) Linfield course(s). In this case, the courses will be clustered on the TRER. In the example below, the student can use ECON*210 towards the IS or QR requirement and/or any of the majors/minors for which it is a requirement. The two credits of ECON*2TR will be used as credit towards graduation and will appear in the Other Courses section of the Program Evaluation.
Courses still under review (TR?)
There are times when, although it is clear that a course is transferable (and you have earned elective credit for the course), faculty review is needed to determine direct equivalency to a Linfield course. In these scenarios, while the course is under review, the equivalent course will appear with the department code, the course level, and TR?. In the example below, the course in question is represented by MATH*1TR?.
An explanatory note (including the date of the request for review and (possibly) the proposed course/LC for which the course is being reviewed) will be included beneath the transfer course title, under ‘Equiv. Description…..:.’
When a decision has been made and the equivalency is determined the question mark will be removed and the course code will be updated if/as appropriate.