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Glossary of Terms for Transfer Students

  • Articulation Agreement: Documented relationship between institutions regarding how various courses will be transferred.
  • Associate of Applied Science: An associate degree that typically includes technical, hands-on experience related to a specific professional field. An Associate of Applied Science does not clear any general education or bachelor’s degree requirements.
  • Associate of Pre-Engineering: A type of associate degree that prepares a student to transfer to a baccalaureate university to complete an engineering program. An Associate of Pre-Engineering does not clear any general education or bachelor’s degree requirements.

  • Associate of Pre-Science: A type of associate degree that prepares a student to transfer to a baccalaureate university to complete a science program. An Associate of Pre-Science does not clear any general education or bachelor’s degree requirements.

  • Associate of Science/Arts: An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study which generally takes two years of full-time enrollment.
  • Course Acceptability: The process of determining which higher education courses will transfer into the University of Utah.
  • Course Applicability: The process of determining if or how coursework from one institution applies to degree requirements in specific programs of study at another institution.
  • Course Articulation: (direct articulation); course assumes all University of Utah course benefits such as general education designations. It will apply like University of Utah course when minimum grade requirements have been met.
  • Course Substitution: Transfer course is not articulated, however will count for major/minor requirements within the degree audit with minimum grade requirements.
  • Interstate Passport Credential: A block transfer of lower-division general education courses which clears all general education requirements for graduation.
  • Lower-Division Courses: Courses that are typically considered to be at the freshman or sophomore level (courses numbered 1000-2999).
  • Non-transferable: A course that is not accepted at the University of Utah for credit.
  • Receiving Institution: Institution where the courses are being transferred.
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation: Process of evaluating incoming transfer credit for equivalency and applicability to degree requirements.
  • Transfer Pre-requisite: An articulated transfer course will be used in pre-requisite checking, whereas courses without an articulation will not.
  • Transfer Institution: Institution where the courses were originally taken.
  • Transferable Academic Credit: All credit earned at another regionally accredited college or university that is approved for transfer to the University of Utah (University of Utah Policy 6-404).
  • Upper-Division Courses: Courses that are typically considered to be at the junior or senior level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
  • 2+2 Program Articulation: (major preparation agreements); an agreement between a community college and 4-year institution to streamline transferability. The program requirements are clearly defined where two years are completed at each institution.

 

Last Updated: 8/25/21