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How do I find out where my transfer work fits in to the general requirements?
After you are admitted the Admissions Office will evaluate your transcripts and determine which courses at your previous school count toward General Education at the University of Utah. You will receive a Summary of Transfer Credit indicating how your transfer courses fit into the University of Utah's General Education requirements.
Make an appointment with an advisor at University College, 801.581.8146. Bring a course description or syllabus. We can evaluate the course based on the University's guidelines and determine if it fulfills the requirement.
No, it can count in either area, but not both. The Degree Audit Report System (DARS) will use the course where it is needed. For instance, if a course can count for either Fine Arts or Humanities and you have already taken two Humanities IE courses, the course will automatically be counted as a Fine Arts.
Yes, as long as it is on the approved list for both requirements.
The only time requirement is that all General Education requirements must be completed before you can graduate.
Courses from your major can count toward General Education. However, some majors do not allow this so be sure to check with a departmental advisor in your major.
If you have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from another school in Utah, all of your General Education is automatically completed. One possible exception could be the American Institutions requirement. If your Associates degree was earned at a school in another state, your IE courses and the lower division Writing requirements are automatically completed. Other General Education requirements are evaluated on a course by course basis. PLEASE NOTE--An Associate of Applied Science does not automatically clear General Education.
A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) demonstrates proficiency in math while a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) demonstrates proficiency in a second language. A B.S. degree requires two Quantitative Intensive (QI) courses, and a B.A. degree requires fourth semester proficiency in a second language. Some majors allow you to choose to do either a B.A. or a B.S., while others do not offer you a choice.
Foundation courses tend to be more general and basic while Integration courses are more in depth and may require prerequisites. It does not matter which you take. In any area you can take two Foundation courses or two Integration courses, or one of each.
Not all of them can be taken CR/NC. IE courses and Writing courses must be taken for a grade and the rest can be taken credit/no credit unless also required for your major. (Classes for your major cannot be taken credit/no credit).
Yes, the University of Utah accepts CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test credit for the four IE areas and lower division Writing. These tests, however, are not recommended for all students. You should see an advisor at University College before taking any CLEP tests.
Yes, many of them will. For instance, the old Core and Distribution courses fulfill IE requirements. Make an appointment with an advisor at University College if you have any questions.
The U offers several programs that incorporate courses that fulfill many University-wide Graduation Requirements. For more information on each of them, see below.