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Is it time to transfer? Here are some options for students considering transferring to the U.
The answer to this question is probably the biggest factor in determining when to transfer.
Some majors at the U have identified classes at institutions across the state that can clear requirements for their major.
This process is called "articulation." If the major you are interested in at the U is articulated at your school, then that means you will be able to take some major classes as part of your AA or AS degree.
Other U of U majors have few or no classes that are articulated at other Utah schools. This means that a student cannot be working effectively toward their major at the U while finishing up their AA or AS degree.
A transfer student interested in these majors who wants to be really efficient should consider transferring to the U with an Interstate Passport (or even sooner for some majors).
Length of Major
U of U majors vary in the number of credit hours they require to fill major requirements.
- Programs like Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Education require over 90 credit hours of major requirements
- Programs like Psychology, Political Science, and English require 40 credit hours or less to fill major requirements
If the major you are interested in at the U is relatively short, it may not matter if the major requirements are articulated at your current school. You can wait to begin taking major requirements until you transfer to the U and still graduate in a timely manner.
Let Us Help You!
Transfer advisors are some of your best resources to help you decide when it will be best for you to transfer to the U. We should see you in your first or second semester of college to begin discussing your future at the University of Utah.