Transcript Evaluation Process
Credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and universities is eligible for transfer. Evaluation of transcripts from postsecondary institutions is a 2-step process. First, the courses are evaluated with respect to the University of Arizona's policy on the acceptability of transfer credit in the Office of the Registrar. During this initial evaluation, University staff determines which courses are accepted and posts these credits to your academic record in UAccess.
Courses transferred from Arizona community colleges and some courses from Arizona public universities are given UA department equivalencies if these exist. Course equivalencies for in-state community colleges are provided in the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG). Transfer students who complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) at their community college need to have the AGEC certified on their transcript before it can be added to their UA academic record.
Transferable courses from Arizona public universities and regionally accredited out-of-state institutions are generally given UA departmental elective credit, which is identified with a "T-number" following the department abbreviation. After credits are accepted from the transfer institution, you should check your Advisement Report, available through UAccess Student Self-Service, to see how the first step of the evaluation process has resulted in direct equivalencies or general department credit at the UA.
If you are from a school on the quarter system, here is how to convert quarter units to semester units: simply multiply the number of quarter units by 2/3 (or .67).
- 4 unit course from a quarter system = 2.68 semester credit units at UA
The next step is to contact your college and/or major academic advisor(s) to find out how the general department credits (the T-number courses) apply to your University of Arizona degree program. You may need to supply a course syllabus or course description so that your advisors can determine any UA course equivalencies. If your transfer coursework includes English composition, you must contact the English Composition Office, Modern Languages Building, Room 445, for an evaluation of those credits. In addition, a Department of Mathematics advisor, Mathematics Building, Room 108, must evaluate your foundation mathematics coursework. When the advisors understand the content of your transfer courses, they will make appropriate substitutions to apply the transfer credits to your degree requirements in UAccess. This substitution or adjustment process will result in a more accurate Advisement Report, which shows how your transfer courses satisfy your degree requirements in General Education, your major, minor, and electives.
If you transfer additional credits to the University, this 2-step transfer evaluation process is repeated.
Evaluated transfer credits are included in the calculation of your classification - Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. The evaluation of transfer credits takes up to two weeks. You must have your transcripts evaluated before Enrollment Appointments are assigned. Once Enrollment Appointments are assigned, they cannot be changed.
- Acceptance of Transfer Coursework to meet the University-wide General Education Requirements - from the General Education Committee site