The TES® tool is based on institutions’ catalogs. You will notice indicators about credits. Those values are the catalog credits at an institution. This is not the credit value that a student would receive transferring the course here. Received transfer credits are based on what the sending instutition's official transcript reports a course credit value. Domestic institutions are on a quarter system or semester system.

The conversion is as follows:

School Conversion Institution’s Credits Credits at UO
Quarter 1:1 3 3
Semester 1:1.5 3 4.5

For example, here is an institution in which the catalog credits are different than the University of Oregon's:

Transfer Equivalency System example showing different credit values

UO Catalog Courses vs. Transfer Elective Codes:

  • UO courses are in our catalog.  The catalog provides the official title and credits.  
  • Transfer Elective Codes - these codes are used for articulating elective transfer courses and applying the credit to a student's university requirements. These codes are not in the University catalog. The credits will not display. The descriptors are there to help the reader know what the code means and any attributes attached to the course. The “T” stands for transfer.

Transfer Equivalency System example transfer code listing

Here are some examples of Transfer Elective Codes:

1AAT – Elective only
100T – Arts and Letters
110T – Social Science
120T – Science
121T – BS Math or Science
127T – BS Math

Displaying Equivalency Detail

To display equivalency detail, click the green arrow next to the course. Depending on how robust an institution’s catalog is, the information provided will be quite detailed.

Transfer Equivalency System example course listing

Transfer Equivalency System example course detail pane

Searching for Courses in TES®

  1. Choose your institution.
  2. Use the Search button at the top right of the page.
  3. Enter the search parameters.
    1. You can only enter subject alone or subject and course number.  The search function does not work using course titles or stand-alone course numbers
  4. Use Reset to perform a new query.

Portland Community College (PCC) is used for these search examples.

Example 1: Searching for an equivalent course using a UO-course equivalent

Transfer Equivalency System example MATH 251 search

Search results

Transfer Equivalency System example MATH 251 search results

Example 2: Searching for an equivalent course using a Transfer Elective Code

Transfer Equivalency System example MATH 221T search

Search results

Transfer Equivalency System example MATH 221T search results

Example 3: Searching for all of a specific subject code, for example CH (chemistry)

Transfer Equivalency System example CH search

Search results

Transfer Equivalency System example CH subject search results

Creating a Course List

There is also the option to create a course list.

  1. Click on the check boxes to the right of the page.
  2. Choose Add/View My List.
  3. Once your list is open, the icons at the top can be used to email or export into Excel.

Transfer Equivalency System example custom list