Transfer Advising & Registration

Admitted transfer students receive an evaluation of transfer credit in their admission packet. The registrar's office prepares this evaluation, identifying which courses transferred, which general college requirements have been met partially or in full, and the general college requirements that remain to be completed.

When you meet with your adviser on Thursday, August 29 during Orientation, your adviser will have a copy of your transfer credit evaluation. Course descriptions and syllabi from your previous college(s) help professors gain a better sense of the depth and breadth of your completed course work. Please have this information available for your advising appointment. 

When you register for classes, if SOLAR indicates you need a prerequisite and you believe that prerequisite has been met with your transfer work, write to the registrar’s office at, and we will assist you. 

Humanities Requirement for Transfer Students

At Reed, the one class that almost all students take is Humanities 110. As a transfer student, you may not need to take this year-long class if you have sophomore standing and some background in the humanities. If you have not yet met the requirement as a sophomore or junior, we recommend that you sign up for one of the Humanities 200-level courses.


The Office of the Registrar answers commonly asked questions about registration, credit transfers, and degree planning on their website. Contact Ben Bradley (503-777-7295 / in the registrar's office with questions about navigating the credit evaluation and transfer process.