Transfer Credit Policies

  • Students who have passed a microeconomics or macroeconomics class at another college or university will be allowed to skip ECON 101.
  • Economics majors must complete the following courses at Occidental and may not satisfy them with transfer credits: ECON 250, ECON 251, ECON 272, at least two 300-level electives, and their Senior Comprehensives course.
  • Students may take one accounting course for College credit, either at Occidental or through transfer credits. Students may not receive College credit for any other business-related course.
  • Students who have received a score of 4 or 5 on either AP Calculus test have met the departmental Calculus I major requirement (and the calculus pre-requisite for courses that require Calculus I).
  • Students who have received a score of 5 on both the AP Microeconomics test and the AP Macroeconomics test will be allowed to skip ECON 101 and ECON 102. Students who have received a score of 4 on both the AP Microeconomics test and the AP Macroeconomics test, or a score of 4 in one and 5 in the other, will be allowed to skip ECON 101. Students who have an AP Microeconomics score of 5 may be allowed to skip ECON 101 after consultation with the economics department.
  • Students who have received a score of 7 on the Higher Level (HL) International baccalaureate in micro and macro will be allowed to skip Econ 101 and Econ 102.
  • Students who have received a score of 6 on the Higher Level (HL) International baccalaureate 6 in micro and macro will be allowed to skip Econ 101.
  • The Economics Department does not accept online courses for transfer.
  • For students transferring from another institution or students who have taken a leave of absence for at least one semester at most one 300-level elective course will be accepted toward the major or the minor in transfer. Students in this situation should consult with the department chair about how courses they have taken elsewhere may count toward the 100-level or 200-level Economics requirements.
  • Students should reference the Transfer Credit section for more details.