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Send your transcript twice!
- Most transfer students need to send 2 transcripts to the U of U
- (1) during their final semester at their previous school
- (2) a final one when all grades and degrees from that school are posted
- If some of your transfer credits are missing from your Degree Audit, it is likely that you need to send the Admissions Office a second transcript from your previous school.
Not all Credits Transfer
In some cases, credits simply don’t transfer to the U. This can be the case for:
- Preparatory classes
- Vocational classes
If you have questions about credits that did not transfer to the U, contact the Admissions Office.
Transferring from a Utah school? Let Transferology help you determine how your courses will transfer to the U.
Office of Admissions Evaluation
When a student first applies to the U of U, the Admissions Office evaluates all transfer credits for their potential to meet General Education requirements. After acceptance, a student can run a Degree Audit to see which General Education requirements the Admissions Office has cleared.
Missing Transfer Degrees
- Having an Associate's degree (Associate of Arts AA or Associate of Science AS) can impact the way your transfer credits are used to fill General Education requirements at the U of U.
- Make sure your degree transferred along with your credits when you were admitted.
- Your Degree Audit report will show if the U has a record of your previous degree:
- If it does, one of the first entries on your Degree Audit should read Associates Degree Posted.
- If you have an AA or AS Degree but don’t see it listed on your Degree Audit, you likely
need to send another transcript from your previous school to the U of U Admissions
- Make sure the degree has been posted on your transcript before sending it.
Upper Division Transfer Credits
- To graduate from the U of U all students must have 40 hours of upper division credits (at the U of U these are courses with catalog numbers 3000-level or higher).
- The Degree Audit system will recognize some but not all upper division transfer classes.
- Check your degree audit to see if your transfer work is counting as upper division course work.
- If you have upper division transfer credits that you think should count but aren’t, contact the Registrar's Office.
General Education & Bachelor's Degree Requirements Evaluation
Unfilled General Education Requirements
- If you see transfer courses on your Degree Audit that you think should clear General Education requirements, but aren’t doing so, make an appointment with a full time AAC advisor.
- Come prepared to your advising appointment! Advisors will usually need to see:
- A course description from the catalog of your previous school(s)
- A syllabus from the class or classes in question
Bachelor's Degree Requirements
- The U of U has a set of mostly upper-level general requirements called Bachelor's Degree Requirements.
- Transfer credits are not evaluated by the Admissions Office to see if they can meet these requirements.
- The only way to get transfer courses to meet Bachelor's Degree requirements is to meet with an AAC advisor.
- Be sure to bring a catalog description and syllabus for the class(es) to your advising appointment.
Questions or problems relating to using transfer credits to fill U of U General Education and Bachelor's Degree requirements? Meet with an advisor.
Major Requirement Evaluation
Transfer Credits and Major Requirements
- Talk to your Departmental advisor about getting your transfer work to count for requirements in your major.
- Find contact information for your departmental advisor (and get lots of information about your U of U major and minor!) by checking out the website of your major.
Utah State System of Higher Education (USHE) Transfer Students
- If you transferred from a school in the state of Utah your transfer credits may be automatically recognized as filling major and minor requirements.
- Run a Degree Audit and review it with your departmental advisor to see what has been cleared and what you have left to do.
Out-of-State Transfer Students
- Meet with your departmental advisor right away!
- Most departments do not have a way to automatically apply out-of-state credits to major requirements.
- You must meet with your major advisor to review your previous course work and they must update your Degree Audit by hand so that appropriate requirements will be cleared.
- In some cases, students must work with faculty members in their major to have their course work approved. Your departmental advisor will connect you to the appropriate faculty member.