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Transfer Evaluation and Articulation Services

Statement on the Acceptance of Academic Credit in light of COVID-19

In light of the potential impact of COVID-19 on academic coursework in the Spring 2020 semester, Morgan State University has temporarily relaxed its transfer course policy. Passing grades from the Spring 2020 semester (e.g. "Pass," "Satisfactory," etc.) that are equivalent to a minimum letter grade of "C" or higher will be considered for transfer credit. Furthermore, any grade of "P" achieved the Spring 2020 semester will be accepted for transfer credit for the applicable course. Morgan State University will allow any P+, P, or S, or other equivalent marks, to meet degree requirements. Examples:

  • Use of the course to satisfy prerequisites or corequisites for other courses.
  • General education requirements
  • Courses in the major/minor

Students will be awarded course equivalency credit for transfer courses with a P+, P, or S, or other equivalent marks earned if the mark signifies content mastery at the "C" level or higher. Schools and Colleges with programs that have selective admissions requirements use letter grades for calculating points towards admissions criteria. Final official transcripts and score reports are still required in order for credit to be applied to a student's academic record and must be received by August 1, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q-Will my class transfer and apply to my degree requirements if a grade of a P+, P, or S is earned in spring 2020?

A-Yes, if content mastery is at the C level or higher during Spring 2020, then the credit will transfer to Morgan State University

Q-How will a grade of a P+, P, or S impact me if I'm applying to a competitive major

A-This will depend on the major you're applying for, and each department will address this question on an individual basis.

Q-If I earn a P+, P, or S (a C or higher) on a course that is a pre-requisite for a course in my major, will I still be able to enroll in that course?

A-Yes, a P+, P, or S can be used to satisfy prerequisites or corequisites for other courses.

Q-What if I have a P grade from a previous semester?

A-Courses taken prior to Spring 2020 must be completed with the minimum letter grades (e.g. B-, B-, or C-) for general education, major and minor requirements.

Q-What counts as a passing?

A-At Morgan State University, a P is any grade above a low C-. Students transferring to Morgan State University from another institution should consult their school to better understand the P/F grading policy. Many schools are adopting similar grading methods for their students. Morgan State University will honor a passing grade from all external transfer institutions that have adopted this policy for the Spring 2020 semester.


TES may be used to obtain an unofficial indication of how courses from other colleges will be accepted for transfer credit at Morgan State University.


ARTSYS is intended to aid the transfer of students from Maryland community colleges to Morgan State University.

If you have questions about the transfer evaluation process, which includes all services on this page at Morgan State University, please email

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