Courses You Plan To Take or Have Completed Within Arizona
If the course is from a public Arizona community college or university, you do not need to have pre-approval. We have articulation agreements with public, in-state schools.
Check the Course Equivalency Guide to see how courses will transfer to UA. If your class does not automatically come in as a direct UA equivalent, you must contact the department for proper evaluation.
Once you complete the course, you must send UA an official transcript or the credits will not appear in UAccess. A C or better is required for a course to transfer, although it will not affect your GPA at the UA.
Courses You Have Completed Outside Arizona
For out-of-state and private institutions, verify your school and course has not been previously evaluated here. If a direct equivalency is listed for the course at the institution you plan to attend, then it will automatically articulate as that course when you submit the transcript. Please use the Transfer Evaluation Form to request an evaluation of the course for UA course equivalency or substitution. Complete all required fields. If you do not submit the syllabus, we will follow up asking for it, only delaying the process. Submission without syllabi will be denied. You can submit supplmental supporting documentation, such as course calendars, book lists, etc.
If you have not heard from anyone after three weeks, please check on the status of your request by contacting an advisor (listed here). An advisor can check the status of the request and confirm if it was received or not. If it has taken that long, it's likely there was a technical glitch, and your request never made it through.
Examples of appropriate supporting documentation could include:
- Course syllabus with detailed information about topics covered, textbook used, grading scheme, lab experiments conducted, course pre-requisites, intended audience, credit hour breakdown, lecture or lab schedule, etc.
- Course website
- Lab notebook or samples of lab reports
- Your graded exams
- Or anything that would demonstrate what is covered in the course and to what extent each topic is covered.