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Chemistry Department Course Evaluation Process

Chemistry Course Transfer Evaluation Form

Pre-requisites that were taken at private or out-of-state institutions must be evaluated for equivalency to the USF pre-requisite by the academic department that offers the course. Any chemistry transfer courses must be evaluated by the Department of Chemistry at the request of the student. To request a course evaluation, complete our online form below and upload a syllabus to the form. Do not request a permit until your course evaluations are completed!

Following the submission of your course evaluation, you will receive a confirmation email. Please retain this copy for your records. You will receive an email from the chemistry advisors with the evaluation results as soon as we receive them from the appropriate faculty member.

  • Students who transfer in chemistry credit from private or out-of-state institutions must request course evaluations to determine equivalency to the USF chemistry coursework.
  • This request must be completed in full and accompanied by a course syllabus.
  • Fill out a separate form for EACH chemistry course evaluation request (only one course, one syllabus allowed per request).
  • Pre-requisites for chemistry courses are enforced for all students, including non-degree-seeking and non-chemistry majors. This means that these students must follow the Department of Chemistry Course Evaluation guidelines in order to be permitted to take any chemistry coursework.
  • Students will be notified via email regarding the result of the course evaluation. This process may take several weeks to complete and your patience is appreciated. If equivalency is approved, permits may be requested here:  Permit Request Form.  Permits will NOT be issued until the evaluations are complete!

Submission Process:
Step 1:  Locate a copy of the syllabus for your transfer chemistry course.
If you do not still have a copy, you can contact your previous school and request one.

Step 2:  Scan your syllabus into a PDF file.
Please scan all pages of the syllabus into one file. If you have more than one chemistry course for review, please scan each syllabus as a separate file. If you do not have access to a scanner, you can use the scanners available in the USF Library Learning Commons. Please note that each course syllabus must be submitted individually for evaluation.

Step 3:  Name the PDF file the same as the name of the course.
For example, if you took CHE 101 General Chemistry I, please name the file "CHE 101 General Chemistry I.pdf".

Step 4:  Below, check off the course you wish to receive credit for pending the evaluation.
Ex: CHE 101, General Chemistry, you will check CHM 2045 for just the lecture. If you are requesting an evaluation for a combined lecture and lab course you would check both CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L.

Note: If your syllabi are from an overseas institution we cannot accept your personal translation, you must have a 3rd party translation.

Requesting a course evaluation does NOT guarantee it will be equivalent to the course offered at USF!

Student Information:

Full Name:





Transfer Institution: (Please indicate the full name of the institution)

Transfer Course Title:

Semester/Year Course Taken:

Prefix & Number of Transfer Course (ex: CHE 101):


Select the course(s) for which you wish to receive credit for pending the evaluation (one checkbox for each request)

BCH 3023L Biochemistry Lab
BCH 3053/BCH 4053Intro to Biochemistry
CHM 2023Chemistry for Today
CHM 2032 Intro to General/Organic/Biochemistry I
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
CHM 2046General Chemistry II
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 3120CElementary Analytical Chemistry
CHM 3610 CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 3610LIntermediate Inorganic Lab
CHM 4410Physical Chemistry I
CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry Lab

By selecting the box below, you confirm your understanding of the Department of Chemistry course evaluation process, including:

  • Course Evaluations can take up to two weeks and sometimes longer. Please be patient.
  • DO NOT submit a permit request until course evaluations are completed!
  • Requests for evaluations are NOT processed after hours or on weekends.
  • Submission of an evaluation does not guarantee the course will be equivalent to those taught at USF.
  • If the courses are deemed equivalent to those at USF, the Chemistry Advisors will have your DegreeWorks audit updated accordingly. Please verify it is correct within two weeks of receiving the evaluation results.

Requests will be processed within 2 business weeks, except during high-volume times. High volume times include:  the week prior to school starting, the first two weeks of school, and the first month of registration.
Please see the Dept. of Chemistry permits page for more information regarding permits.

Confirmation of student understanding. Selection of this box is REQUIRED for receiving an evaluation!

I will be sending a course syllabus attached to this form, if the course was taken at another institution. If yes, Do Not forget to send the syllabus to the advisors!

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