Official transcripts are received and processed by the Office of the Registrar. Then, courses are evaluated with respect to the University of Arizona's policy on the acceptability of transfer credit by the Transfer Credit & Articulation Office. During this evaluation, University staff determines which courses are accepted and posts these credits to your academic record in UAccess.
After credits are posted to your record, review your Advisement Report, available through UAccess Student Self-Service. Work with your academic advisor to find out how your transfer courses apply to your degree requirements.
Course equivalencies from Arizona institutions and regionally accredited out-of-state institutions are provided in the Transfer Credit Guide. Transferable courses are generally given UA departmental elective credit, which is identified with a "T-number" following the department abbreviation.
Transfer credit from a school on a quarter system are multiplied by 2/3 (or .67) to convert those units to semester units.
- Example: 4 unit course from a quarter system = 2.68 semester credit units at UA
If you transfer additional credits to the University, the above transfer evaluation process is repeated.
Transfer students who complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) at their community college need to have the AGEC certified by the community college on their transcript before it can be added to their UA academic record.
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.