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What is Transfer Articulation?

Articulation refers to the review process between postsecondary institutions regarding the transferability of courses and is coordinated and facilitated by the Office of the Registrar. The process involves developing formal written agreements between institutions to accept specific courses (or course sequences) from a sending campus that are comparable to, or in lieu of a specific course (or courses) at the receiving campus. 


  • Course was taken at a Regionally Accredited institution for credit
  • Admissions Office will continue to determine transfer course acceptability
  • Once a course is found 'acceptable' it is categorized either as a general credit or a direct articulation


  • Course may apply within the degree audit (University, General Education, Bachelor Degree and possibly dept requirements)
  • Course will NOT be recognized for pre-requisite checking nor in duplicate course processing
  • Course substitute


  • Transfer Courses that are equivalent to a UofU course
  • Recognized in degree audit requirements (when minimum grades are met), in prerequisite checking and duplicate course processing
  • Course equivalent

 What is our Process?


Articulation requests, issues, and concerns are coordinated by the Office of the Registrar. The articulation team within the Office of the Registrar works closely with articulation coordinators to communicate, implement and monitor all articulation agreements.

Undergraduate academic departments are responsible for reviewing articulation evaluations and making decisions about course comparability. The department must designate a person in the department as the primary transfer articulation coordinator - generally an advisor or faculty member.

When articulation evaluations are forwarded to the department, we will provide the most current course description for the transfer course. The Registrar's Office  encourages faculty to make articulation decisions based on the course descriptions rather than individual syllabi.  Departments may request a syllabus from the student.

Last Updated: 12/21/23