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Authentication of Official Paper Transcript

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Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. See the general catalog for other accreditations.

Institutional Code

The institutional code for The University of Utah is 003675.

Credit Hours

Unless otherwise noted, all credit hours on the U of U transcript through summer quarter 1998 are quarter hours except that Law courses with a # sign in the Units column indicates semester hours. All credit hours beginning with fall semester 1998 are semester hours. The University converted to a semester calendar fall 1998.

Grading System

These course grades do affect the grade point average:

Grade Description

Grade Points Per Unit

A Excellent 4.0
A- Excellent 3.7
B+ Good 3.3
B Good 3.0
B- Good 2.7
C+ Standard 2.3
C Standard 2.0
C- Standard 1.7
D+ Substandard 1.3
D Substandard 1.0
D- Substandard 0.7
E Failure 0.0
X Condition 0.0
WF Withdrawn Failing 0.0
EW Withdrawn for Nonperformance 0.0
EU Unofficial Withdrawal 0.0
F Fail 0.0

These course grades do not affect the grade point average:

Grade Description
P Pass
I Incomplete
T Work in Progress
CR Credit (Work at a C- level or above)
NC No Credit
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
W Withdrawn
WP Withdrawn Passing
V Visitor (Audit)
*** Grade has not been submitted by the instructor
ACADEMIC RENEWAL Grade not computed in GPA
COURSE REPEATED Grade not computed in GPA
NONDEGREE CREDIT Grade not computed in GPA
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours. Not computed in GPA or hours passed.

Course Numbering

Through summer quarter 1969

Course Number Classification
1-99 Lower Division
100-199 Upper Division. (Recognized as graduate credit if baccalaureate degree has been awarded.)
200+ Graduate Courses

Beginning fall quarter 1969

Course Number Classification
1-99 Noncredit
100-199 Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore Courses)
201-299 Honors – Lower Division
301-399 Upper Division (Junior & Senior Courses)
401-499 Honors – Upper Division
501-599 Upper Division & Graduate Courses
601 -799 Graduate Courses

Beginning fall quarter 1971

Course Number Classification
001-099 Noncredit & CEU
100-299 Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore Courses)
300-499 Upper Division (Junior & Senior Courses)
500-599

Upper Division & Graduate Courses
(Graduate credit permitted for departmental majors)

600-799 Graduate Courses

Beginning fall semester 1998

Course Number Classification
0001-0999 Noncredit
1000-2999 Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore Courses)
3000-4999 Upper Division (Junior & Senior Courses)
5000-5999

Upper Division & Graduate Courses
(Graduate credit permitted for departmental majors)

6000-6999 Masters Level
7000-7999 Doctoral Level

General Education Codes

Courses which fulfill General Education requirements prior to fall quarter 1977 are identified as follows:

Code Description
 AI American Institutions
EN English
FA Fine Arts
LS Life Science
PS Physical Science
SS Social and Behavioral Science
WC Western Civilization

Liberal Education Codes

Courses which fulfill the Liberal Education requirements beginning fall quarter 1977 through summer quarter 1998 are identified as follows:

Code Description
AI American Institutions
BC  Social and Behavioral Science Core
BD Social and Behavioral Science Distribution
EN English
FC Fine Arts Core
FD Fine Arts Distribution
HC Humanities Core
HD Humanities Distribution
SC Science Core
SD Science Distribution
WR Writing

General Education Descriptions

Courses which fulfill General Education requirements have a message printed below each applicable course.

Message Below A Course

Additional information pertaining to a course (i.e. Honors, Correspondence, etc.).

Course Descriptor Codes

Code Description
CEL Community Engaged Learning
SL Service Learning
WE Writing Emphasis
WI Writing Intensive
Last Updated: 1/23/18