Transfer Course Equivalencies

Gallaudet Courses–General Studies Requirements (GSR) Other University Courses

Freshman Foundations

GSR101-First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

Transfer and returning students with at least junior standing, or those students who have been accepted into a major program of study at Gallaudet, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are exempt from this requirement

GSR102-Critical Reading and Writing

Any college level English composition course and qualifying performance on the English assessment or screening

GSR103-ASL and Deaf Studies

Student must meet 3 out of 4 listed below:
1) Introduction to Public Speaking
2) ASL 1-5
3) Introduction to ASL Linguistics
4) Deaf Studies Related Courses
Passing the ASL screening assessment does not grant anyone waiver to GSR 103.

GSR104-Quantitative Reasoning Approach (QRA) 

Transfer credits of both College Algebra & Trigonometry together, Pre-Calculus, or Probability and Statistics


The Gallaudet University General Studies curriculum of integrated studies focuses on Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and will not generally have course equivalencies from other institutions. For that reason, we have established a system that will enable transfer students to benefit from the integrated studies program and still complete their degree requirements in a timely fashion.

Number of Transfer credits Courses to take at Gallaudet
1-24
  • Review for Freshman Foundation equivalencies
  • GSR 110
  • GSR 150
  • Four (4) GSR 200 courses (one each: 210/220/230/240)
  • GSR 300
25-36
  • Review for Freshman Foundation equivalencies
  • GSR 110
  • Four (4) GSR 200 courses (one each: 210/220/230/240)
  • GSR 300
37-48
  • Review for Freshman Foundation equivalencies
  • GSR 110
  • Three (3) GSR 200 courses (210/220/230/240 - sections determined by reviewing transcript)
  • GSR 300
49 +
  • Review for Freshman Foundation equivalencies
  • GSR 110
  • Two (2) GSR 200 courses (210/220/230/240 - sections determined by reviewing transcript)
  • GSR 300