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Transfer Credit

There are two separate sets of approval that you need to get in order for a transfer course to count toward the Biology major requirements.

University Approval

The guidelines for transferring courses to Stanford are located on the Registrar's Office webpage. Please be sure to follow these instructions; without doing so, you run the risk of not having your courses transferred.

Department Approval

NOTE: Due to shelter in place orders, please submit your Transfer Evaluation Form to Teri Hankes at

The first thing to do is check the "Pre-Approved" binder in the Student Services Office (Gilbert 118). If the course you want to take is in there, you are done! If not, you will need to fill out a Transfer Credit Evaluation Form. Complete this form, attach a syllabus and/or course description, and return it to the Biology Student Services Office. The undergraduate staff advisor will work with the appropriate department to have the course evaluated for equivalency.