Release of Information
A transcript cannot be released to a third party without written consent from the student. This is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Recipients of transcripts should not permit any other party to have access to such information without the written consent of the student.
Authentication of Official Paper Transcript
A transcript is official when it bears the facsimile signature of the University Registrar, the University of Utah seal, and the date. The background of the transcript is light gray and red, the signature is white. When photocopied, a latent image containing the words COPY VOID will appear. Transcript paper has a tamper resistant background to prevent altering. A DNA marker has been added to the paper. Any attempt to alter or tamper with a transcript is punishable by state and federal laws.
Authentication of Official Electronic Transcript
An official electronic transcript has been digitally signed and therefore contains special characteristics. The document will reveal a digital certificate that has been applied to the transcript, and for optimal results, we recommend that this document is viewed with the latest version of Adobe® Acrobat or Adobe® Reader. This digital certificate will appear in a pop-up screen or status bar on the document, display a blue ribbon, and declare that the document was certified by Parchment, with a valid certificate issued by GlobalSign CA for Adobe®. This document certification can be validated by clicking on the Signature Properties of the document.
Digital Certificate Icons
The Blue Ribbon Symbol: The blue ribbon is your assurance that the digital certificate is valid, the document is authentic, and the contents of the transcript have not been altered.
Invalid: If the transcript does not display a valid certification and signature message, reject this transcript immediately. An invalid digital certificate display means either the digital signature is not authentic, or the document has been altered. The digital signature can also be revoked by the transcript office if there is cause, and digital signatures can expire. A document with an invalid digital signature display should be rejected.
Author Unknown: Lastly, one other possible message, Author Unknown, can have two possible meanings: The certificate is a self-signed certificate or has been issued by an unknown or untrusted certificate authority and therefore has not been trusted, or the revocation check could not complete. If you receive this message make sure you are properly connected to the internet. If you have a connection and you still cannot validate the digital certificate on-line, reject this document.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. See the general catalog for other accreditations.
The institutional code for The University of Utah is 003675.
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.
These course grades do affect the grade point average:
Grade Points Per Unit
|EW||Withdrawn for Nonperformance||0.0|
These course grades do not affect the grade point average:
|T||Work in Progress|
|CR||Credit (Work at a C- level or above)|
|***||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.|
Through summer quarter 1969
|100-199||Upper Division. (Recognized as graduate credit if baccalaureate degree has been awarded.)|
Beginning fall quarter 1969
|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
|001-099||Noncredit & CEU|
|100-299||Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore Courses)|
|300-499||Upper Division (Junior & Senior Courses)|
Upper Division & Graduate Courses
Beginning fall semester 1998
|1000-2999||Lower Division (Freshman & Sophomore Courses)|
|3000-4999||Upper Division (Junior & Senior Courses)|
Upper Division & Graduate Courses
General Education Codes
Courses which fulfill General Education requirements prior to fall quarter 1977 are identified as follows:
|SS||Social and Behavioral Science|
Liberal Education Codes
Courses which fulfill the Liberal Education requirements beginning fall quarter 1977 through summer quarter 1998 are identified as follows:
|BC||Social and Behavioral Science Core|
|BD||Social and Behavioral Science Distribution|
|FC||Fine Arts Core|
|FD||Fine Arts Distribution|
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
|CEL||Community Engaged Learning|