Transfer Credit Equivalency Table
Ensure the course you plan to take outside of UA will transfer back as the course you need using the transfer credit equivalency table.
|Transfer Course||UA Equivalent Course(s)|
|Example 1||PH 115
|General Physics II Lab
Gen Physics With Calculus II
|PH 106||Gen Physics With Calculus II|
|Example 2||MAT 1234
|Example 3||MAE 440||Rocket Propulsion I||AEM 397||Rocket Propulsion I|
|Example 4||MAE 442||Intro To Heat Mass Transfer||ME 309||Heat Transfer|
Example 1 – Some courses will require two courses at another university to be equivalent to one UA course. This is common in courses that require labs. A transfer institution may make a student register for the lecture and lab separately, but at UA, you register for them together. If you see any version of this, you will be required to take both courses to get credit for the one UA course.
Example 2 – As in the above example, two courses at another university are required in order to be equivalent to one UA course. The difference in this example is the UA Equivalent is for two courses. In this example, some colleges may offer a four-semester calculus sequence with each class being three credit hours, whereas UA offers a three-semester sequence with each class being four credit hours. Therefore, you may be required to take two courses that would give you six hours of credit, but these two courses would transfer back to UA as MATH 125 (4 Credit Hours), and the MATH 197 (remaining 2 Credit Hours) would drop to the elective section of your DegreeWorks. If you see any version of this, you will be required to take both courses to get credit for the one UA course.
Example 3 – If you see the course numbers 197 or 397, there is no UA equivalent, and the course will transfer in as a general elective and may not count towards your degree. You should contact your advisor before taking any course with a 197 or 397 course number.
Example 4 – This course transfers to UA as ME 309. It is your responsibility to check if the hours match.
Transfer Credit Hours Deficiency
The transfer table does not show you if the credit hours match.
For example, the Transfer University may offer MATH 125 that is three credit hours. It will satisfy the UA requirement, but because our MATH 125 is four credit hours, you will have to make up the extra hour of math.
It is your responsibility to check if the hours match.
Letter of Transiency
You should always print a letter of transiency for a course you take outside of UA.
To generate a letter, go to My Bama and type “Letter of Transiency” in the search bar and click on the link.
If you need a Letter of Good Standing, type that into the search bar in MyBama.
Taking a Course Outside UA in the Summer that is a Prerequisite to a Fall Course
Example: You plan to take MATH 126 at a community college this Summer, and MATH 227, PH 106, and ME 215 require MATH 126 to be completed.
If it is not an engineering course, you will need to contact that course’s department (MATH, PH).
- MATH Permit Form
- Chemistry Permit Form
- Physics Permit Form
- ENGR Permit Form
- Culverhouse College of Business Permit Form
- Honors College Permit Form
A permit allows you to register for a course, but you may be dropped from a course if your transcript is not received and processed the Friday before courses begin.
When you take a course outside of UA, you need to request that the transfer institution send your transcript to UA. They are not automatically sent. It can take 7-10 business days for transcripts to be processed once they are received.
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The University of Alabama
Office of the University Registrar
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0134
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