Transfer Credits

Alabama 2-Year Colleges


Transfer credits from Alabama public two-year colleges (STARS)

It’s called the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS), but what it really means is transferring your credits from the two-year college you’ve been attending to the four-year college you want to attend. (That’s UAB, by the way.)

The eligibility of your transfer credits will depend on the subject matter of each course and the accreditation of the college that awarded the credit. If your college is accredited by one of the regional agencies recognized by the American Council on Education, your credits will probably be eligible for transfer. However, remedial, technical, vocational, and orientation credits usually aren’t considered.

If you’re transferring from an accredited college, you’ll be able to transfer up to half the required credit hours toward your degree from UAB. The total number of hours will appear on your UAB transcript—but the academic department offering your major will be the one to determine if each course will apply to your degree.

The easiest way to see which of your credits will transfer is to look online at the STARS Web database. You may be closer to a UAB degree than you think.

Visit the STARS Web database
UAB Equivalents for Transfer Courses

Other Colleges/Universities


Transfer credits from other colleges/universities

The eligibility of your transfer credits will depend on the subject matter of each course and the accreditation of the college that awarded the credit. If your college is accredited by one of the regional agencies recognized by the American Council on Education, your credits will probably be eligible for transfer.

The total number of transferred hours will appear on your UAB transcript—but the academic department offering your major will be the one to determine if each course will apply to your degree requirements.

If you’re transferring from an accredited two-year college, you’ll be able to transfer up to half the required credit hours toward your degree from UAB. If you’re transferring from an accredited four-year institution, you’ll be able to transfer an unlimited number of credits. However, remedial, technical, vocational, and orientation credits usually are not considered.

Once you’re accepted, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will send you a report detailing the credits that have successfully transferred. Your academic advisor will then determine which credits apply to your degree requirements.

Can't wait? View UAB course equivalents here:

UAB Equivalents for Transfer Courses

International


Students who have completed college level work in a country other than the United States are eligible to receive transfer credit if the institution is officially recognized by the respective Ministry of Education or governing educational body.

Click the button below for detailed information on international transcript evaluation, articulation, and acceptable English translation.

International Transfer Credits

Major (Area V) Courses



Click the below button to view other institutions' courses that will transfer in to UAB to satisfy major requirements.

Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses