TCE_TEST

This listing is often outdated. Please use it as a guide rather than a guarantee that the course will be accepted by Computer Science or UMass. Also note that the lists on this page are not definitive. We have only attempted to list comparable core courses - no electives are included in these lists. If you can find additional courses (either core courses or electives) at these schools or any other schools, you will need to submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE). Courses will be vetted by faculty who have taught the UMass COMPSCI equivalent (within the past two semesters) as part of the TCE process. We will consider each proposal on a case-by-case basis.

Use the Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) form to validate courses taken outside of UMass Amherst (instructions on the form). This is a pre-cursor to the following University paperwork for students who are already here at UMass and want to take courses elsewhere. University forms are submitted after department approval is given using the TCE form:

  • Prior Approval for Transfer Course Work form (PAF) - to take courses elsewhere and transfer coursework back to UMass.
  • Senior Year in Absentia (SYIA) - to finish degree requirements elsewhere and transfer coursework back to earn degree.
  • International Course Approval form (ICAF) - to take courses on international exchange and transfer coursework back to UMass.
  • Domestic Exchange - to take courses on domestic exchange and transfer coursework back to UMass.

The TCE form is also used to review transfer course equivalency (TR EQ) of a posted course that is granted generic CS credit upon admission, i.e., COMPSCI 1TRA, COMPSCI 1TRB, etc., or for review of Five College courses (5C EQ).  Only the TCE form is needed for these.

Registration and prerequisites: If you believe that any of your generic transfer credit should be accepted as a particular COMPSCI course, you are expected to begin the evaluation process immediately after admission so that the TCE process is completed prior to your advising/registration session, if possible. If your course(s) do not get approved prior to your advising session, you should only consider taking courses that are not contingent upon your TCE, i.e., if you think you have a transfer course equivalent for COMPSCI 250 that has not yet been approved, do not attempt to enroll in COMPSCI 311 which has 250 as a prerequisite.  Select another course.

The College of Information and Computer Sciences has a Residency Requirement with a limit on the number of transfer courses that will be accepted to fulfill upper level CS courses (300+) toward major requirements, as follows:

BS: no more than three transfer courses are allowed (5 of the 8 CS 300+ must be taken here @UMass Amherst)
BA: no more than two transfer courses are allowed (3 of the 5 CS 300+ must be taken here @UMass Amherst)

There is also a limit of one Five College course to fulfill upper level CS courses for either the BS/BA and this course is counted toward courses taken outside of UMass.

AMHERST COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstAmherst CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121COSC 111 Intro to Computer Science I7/5/2016

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstBerkshire Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CIS 124 C++ Programming I
and
CIS 125 C++ Programming II
11/19/2015

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstBoston UniversityDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 311MET CS 566 Analysis of Algorithms1/27/2016
COMPSCI 326MET CS401 Intro to Web Application Development4/28/2016

BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstBristol Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 230CIS 261 Intro to Computing Systems7/21/2016
COMPSCI 250MTH 244 Discrete Structures7/21/2016
COMPSCI 320CIS 260 Software Spec & Design6/27/2016

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstBunker Hill Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CIT 239 Intro to Java8/3/2016
COMPSCI 187CIT 242 Data Structures
and
CIT 285 Advanced Java Programming
7/18/2016

EASTERN CONNECTICUT ST UNIV

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstEastern Connecticut St UnivDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSC 231 Computer Science and Programming 2 (formally CSC 211)
and
CSC 210 Computer Science and Programming 1
8/8/2016

FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstFitchburg State UniversityDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSC 1500 Computer Science 1
and
CSC 1550 Computer Science 2
7/28/2016

HARVARD EXTENSION SCHOOL

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstHarvard Extension SchoolDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 345CSCI E-66 Data Systems11/3/2015

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstHudson Valley Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CISS 110 Programming and Logic II
and
CISS 111 Programming and Logic I
8/15/2016
COMPSCI 187CISS 290 C++ Programming8/15/2016

MASS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstMass Bay Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 320CS 225 Software Design8/3/2016

MERRIMACK COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstMerrimack CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSC 2620 Object Oriented Programming6/15/2016
COMPSCI 187CSC 2820 Data Structures6/15/2016

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstMiddlesex Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSC 252 Programming II11/13/2015

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstNorth Shore Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CPS 101 Computer Science I
and
CPS 102 Computer Science II
8/5/2016
COMPSCI 187CPS 203 Data Structures8/5/2016

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstPurdue UniversityDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CS 180 Problem Solving & Object-Oriented Programming7/26/2016
COMPSCI 250CS 182 Foundations of Computer Science12/5/2016

QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstQuinsigamond Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSC 108 Computer Science I
and
CSC 109 Computer Science II
6/11/2016
COMPSCI 187CSC 211 Program with Data Structures12/9/2015
COMPSCI 190DMMAT 125 Discrete Math2/1/2016
COMPSCI 320CSC 212 Software Engineering I2/1/2016

SMITH COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstSmith CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 187CSC 212 Computer Science II1/19/2017

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstSouthern New Hampshire UniversityDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121IT 230 Software Development w/ C
and
IT 145 Introduction to Software Development
7/21/2016

SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstSpringfield Technical Community CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 187CSCI 220 Data Structures and Algorithms (formerly CSCI 401)1/14/2016
COMPSCI 250MAT 220 Discrete Structures (formally MAT 376)4/27/2016

UMASS BOSTON

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstUMASS BostonDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CS110 Intro to Computer Programming/Java1/24/2016
COMPSCI 345CS 430 Database Management Systems2/16/2016
COMPSCI 377CS 444 Operating Systems2/16/2016
COMPSCI 501CS 420 Intro to Theory of Computation2/16/2016

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstUniversity of BuffaloDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSE 115 Intro to CS for Majors I1/14/2016

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstUniversity of ConnecticutDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CSE 1729 Intro to Programming Principles
and
CSE 1102 Object Oriented Design and Programming
12/22/2015
COMPSCI 187CSE 2100 Data Structures and Intro to Algorithms12/22/2015
COMPSCI 250CSE 2500 Intro to Discrete Systems12/22/2015
COMPSCI 311CSE 3500 Algorithms and Complexity2/1/2016
COMPSCI 320CSE 2102 Intro to Software Engineering2/1/2016

WENTWORTH INST. OF TECHNOLOGY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstWentworth Inst. of TechnologyDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121COMP 1070 Computer Science I
and
COMP 1050 Computer Science II
7/21/2016

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstWestminster CollegeDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 250MATH 210 Discrete Math I1/22/2016

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (WPI)

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstWorcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)Date Reviewed
COMPSCI 187CS 2102 Object-Oriented Design Concepts9/15/2016
COMPSCI 230CS 2303 Systems Programming Concepts9/15/2016
COMPSCI INFO 150CS 2022 Discrete Math9/15/2016

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY

(PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED VIA TCE IF REVIEW DATE IS MORE THAN 1 YEAR OLD)

UMass-AmherstWorcester State UniversityDate Reviewed
COMPSCI 121CS 140 Intro Programming7/29/2016
COMPSCI 187CS 242 Data Structures1/14/2016