CoE Transfer Equivalency

The College of Engineering Transfer Equivalency process is fully online.
The petition is completed digitally, entering information and uploading documents, through DocuSign.
This petition applies only to courses not articulated. If a course is not listed in your transfer credit correctly, come to the ESSC first to have it reviewed and corrected, if necessary.

Before you begin the petition:
  1. You must verify the transfer course does not have an articulation with SJSU on or TES.
  2. You must have a digital copy of the syllabus for the transfer course from the term and year you took the course.
  3. You must have a digital copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable) that shows the grade and units earned for the transfer course.
  4. You must be currently enrolled at SJSU within the College of Engineering.
  5. It is recommended you see your major advisor to discuss transfer courses prior to submitting a petition.
Syllabus and Transcript
  • The syllabus should have, at the very least: term and year, course description or outline, learning outcomes (or similar).  The syllabus usually includes textbooks used and topics covered.
  • The syllabus should be more than just general course information. It needs to be something an evaluator can use to effectively compare the transfer course content to the SJSU course content.
  • The transcript should clearly show the institution, your name, the transfer courses used for this petition and the term, year, grade, and units awarded.
Please know that:
  • If you are petitioning for a series of courses (Calculus, Physics, etc.), please visit the ESSC for more information.
  • If you require space for more than three courses, or are petitioning for Physics or Calculus series courses, please come to the ESSC for assistance.
  • The petition is digital-only. Paper forms and documents will not be accepted
  • If you are petitioning for a course that also covers a GE Area (Engr 10, for example), the petition will not grant GE credit! See an ESSC Advisor for more details.
  • If you have a case that is not accommodated by the petition here, please visit the ESSC.
  • The typical processing time for a petition is about 2-3 weeks. Decisions will be emailed to the address provided in the form. If you've received no results after 2-3 weeks, please inquire.
If you have any questions, please visit the ESSC before starting the petition. You cannot edit the petition once submitted.

To begin the Transfer Equivalency process, please enter your full name and preferred email address into the form below:
Full Name:  Preferred Email Address:   

We have created a quick-start guide for submitting petitions.

Department Administrative Coordinators
We have created a quick-start guide for routing petitions.

Department Evaluators and Course Coordinators
We have created a quick-start guide for evaluating petitions.

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