University of Alaska Fairbanks

1996-1997 catalog


Transfer of Credit

Credit accepted for transfer to UAF which has been earned at other regionally accredited institutions, through military educational experiences or credit accepted by special approval, is considered transfer credit. Where possible, transfer credit is equated with UAF courses.

The following regulations apply to transfer of credit:

  1. You're only eligible for transfer of credit if you're a degree or certificate candidate.
  2. The applicability of transfer credit to your major and/or minor requirements must be approved by your major and/or minor department. As a transfer student, you must fulfill the UAF graduation and residency requirements, including those required for a particular program.
  3. Undergraduate credits earned at the 100-level or above with a grade of "C" or higher at institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies, will be considered for transfer. Transfer credit normally isn't granted for courses with doctrinal religious content or for graduate courses (for undergraduate programs). Credit is not transferred for advanced placement credit or credit by examination awarded by another institution.
  4. Transfer credit is not included in computing your UAF grade point average.
  5. Your class standing is based on the number of credits UAF accepts of your previous college work.
  6. Credits may be awarded for formal service schooling and military occupational specialties (MOS) based on recommendations in the "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services," published by the American Council on Education. A total of 49 credits from these sources can be applied toward your associate or bachelor's degree. Credit completed through the Community College of the Air Force or in Department of Defense courses are included in the category of military experience.
  7. You will be awarded credit for those government and professional certifications which have been reviewed and approved for designated course equivalencies at UAF. A list of these programs is available in the Office of Admissions.
  8. Credit may also be awarded for satisfactory completion of training programs, based on recommendations of the American Council on Education and the National Program on non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction. The award of credit is subject to review and approval of appropriate UAF faculty.
  9. You may request special review for approval of transfer credit not meeting the requirements above by contacting the Office of Admissions.

Table of Substitutions

non-University of Alaska institutions

The following table specifies courses accepted by transfer to UAF, from institutions outside the University of Alaska systems, which may substitute for UAF's core curriculum. These substitutions apply only to courses accepted by transfer. Individuals may not use a UAF course that would otherwise qualify as a transfer course as a substitute for a UAF core curriculum course. (Students transferring from either UAA or UAS should consult the current table of substitutions for intra-UA transfers. You may obtain a copy of the table from the Admissions or Registrar's offices at UAF, UAA or UAS.)
Core Curriculum CoursesTransfer Course
Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics
a 100-level or above mathematics course having a prerequisite of at least two years of high school algebra
MATH 200, 201, 202, 262, 272 Calculusa calculus course at the 100-level or above
Methods of Written Communication
the required first semester composition course at the 100-level (must be basic freshman composition and not developmental)
Intermediate Exposition with Modes of Literature OR ENGL 213XIntermediate Exposition
the second half of the introductory composition series at the 100-level or above
Fundamentals of Oral Communication Group Context OR COMM 141X Fundamentals of Oral Commmunication Public Context
100-level or above performance course in fundamentals of speech communication, public speaking or small group communication
Natural sciences - 8 creditscourses in basic natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics) with labs, at the 100-level or above. Non-lab courses transferable only as a second natural science course. To fulfill core requirements, a transfer student must complete two lab courses or two labs. Depth and breadth emphasis is waived. Transfer of credit for courses in a natural science other than those listed requires approval of the dean of the College of Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics
Modern World History
a Western or non-Western civilization course at the 100-level or above
Political Economy
a foundation course in political science, economics or law
Individual, Society and Culture
a foundation course in sociology, social/cultural anthropology, social psychology, psychology, language and culture, or cultural geography at the 100-level or above
World Literatures
a literature course taken at the 200-level or above
Aesthetic Appreciation
a history or appreciation course in art, theater or music at the 100-level or above
Ethics (Values and Choices)
an upper-division course in ethics
Library and information skills
0-1 credit
a 100-level library skills course
Foreign Languagea minimum of two semesters in a single, non-English language

Transfer Within the UA System

In order to serve students who transfer among the three institutions that make up the University of Alaska system, UAF, UAA and UAS have identified fully transferable general education requirements for their baccalaureate degrees. These include:

CategoryCredit Hours
Written communication skills6
Oral communication skills3
Humanities/social sciences/fine arts15
Quantitative skills/natural sciences10

Credit for course work successfully completed at one UA institution toward fulfillment of the general education requirements at that institution shall transfer toward fulfillment of the same categories at all other University of Alaska institutions. This applies even if there is no directly matching course work at the institution to which the student transfers. If you are a transfer student from either UAA or UAS who has completed fully all general education requirements prior to transfer to UAF you will be considered to have completed all requirements of the UAF baccalaureate core. If you are a transfer student who has not completed all general education requirements, courses taken to complete those requirements at UAA or UAS will meet UAF baccalaureate core requirements according to the current table of substitutions for intra-UA transfers. (You may obtain a copy of the current table from the Admissions or Registrar's offices at UAF, UAA or UAS.)

Completion of the 35-credit lower division requirements (100- and 200-level courses) of the UAF baccalaureate core will meet the general education requirements at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Southeast.