Transfer Credit FAQ

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How do I know if UA will accept the credit I took at another instituion?

The University of Alabama accepts coursework from regionally accredited institutions.  UA does not accept for transfer courses that are remedial, technical or sectarian in nature.

Will courses that I failed transfer to UA?

All courses that are acceptable for transfer will be posted to a student’s UA record, regardless of grade.  Some courses may require a minimum grade in order to be applicable to core curriculum requirements and/or degree program requirements.  A student should consult his/her academic advisor about requirements specific to the student’s declared degree program.

How do my transfer courses impact my GPA?

Grades earned on transfer courses are posted to the UA record and are factored into the student’s Overall GPA.  Transfer courses do not factor into the student’s UA GPA.  The UA GPA is used in the determination of academic standing (suspension or warning) and the determination of Latin honors at the time of graduation.  A student must have a minimum 2.00 UA GPA and Overall GPA for graduation; some majors/degree programs may require a higher minimum GPA.  A student should consult his/her academic advisor about requirements specific to the student’s declared degree program.

How do I get my credits taken at another institution transferred to UA?

To transfer coursework to UA, the student must request that an official final transcript from the transferring institution be sent to the UA Registrar’s office at Box 870134 Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0134.  UA will accept transcripts that are submitted electronically as long as they come directly from the sending institution in a format that the sending institution has certified as being “official.”  Electronic submissions can be made to registrar@ua.edu.  UA will not accept electronic copies of transcripts sent directly from the student.  Transcripts can be accepted in person at the front desk of the Registrar’s Office (Room 206, Student Services Building) as long as the transcript is presented in a sealed envelope in a format that the sending institution has certified as being “official.”

Is there a way for me to find out how the credits I took at another institution will transfer to UA?

Students can visit the Course Equivalency Tables on the Registrar’s website at https://ssb.ua.edu/pls/PROD/rtstreq.P_Searchtype to see course listings by transfer institution.  This table displays a list of courses from the selected institution that have already been evaluated by UA for an equivalency.  These tables do not represent an exhaustive list of all courses from the selected institution that are transferrable to UA.  Courses that have not been previously evaluated by UA will be evaluated at the time that a student transfers the course to UA.

I did well in some of my classes and not in others. Can I only transfer the courses that I did well in?

No, a student is not able to pick and choose which courses to transfer.  All undergraduate courses received, that are acceptable for transfer, will be posted to the student’s UA record.

I am a graduate student, how do I get credit for graduate level courses completed at another institution?

Graduate students must contact the Registrar’s Office of the graduate school at 205-348-5921 to inquire about receiving transfer credits.

Once my transfer credits have been posted to my UA record, where can I see them?

You can view your work on the Academic Transcript link on the Student tab in myBama.  From the Student tab, expand the Student Services folder in the Banner Self Service channel on the upper left side of the page.  From the Student Services menu, expand the Student Records folder and click the Academic Transcript link.  Once your credits are posted, they are immediately viewable in myBama on your Academic Transcript.  Additionally, any credits posted to your record will be applied to your DegreeWorks audit overnight and be viewable the next day.

I had my transcript sent and now I see that some of my credit are posted but several of my courses are not showing. Why did you only accept some of my courses?

UA maintains a course equivalency database for transfer courses that have already been evaluated by UA.  Incoming coursework that has been previously evaluated will be posted to your record as soon as the transcript is received and processed.  Incoming coursework that has never been evaluated by UA will be evaluated at the time that a transcript is received.  Please allow processing time for the evaluation and subsequent posting of the coursework.  Once the UA equivalency has been determined, the course will be posted to your record and viewable through myBama and/or DegreeWorks.  To see a list of courses for which UA currently has equivalencies, please visit the Course Equivalence Tables on the Registrar’s website at https://ssb.ua.edu/pls/PROD/rtstreq.P_Searchtype.