Transfer Student FAQ
How is transfer course credit applied to my UAB degree?
Each course is evaluated to determine if it can be applied as a direct equivalent, major/minor elective, core course or general elective. Catalog course descriptions from your prior college are used to determine if a course meets UAB course criteria. Your advisor can help determine how the courses will meet your degree requirements.
How long does it take for my transfer course credits to be evaluated and articulated?
Typically, your transfer coursework within is reviewed within one business day of your admission to UAB. Complete course evaluation and articulation can take up to 14 business days if additional information is needed or review by the academic department is required.
I am considering transferring to UAB. Is there a list of courses from my college that have been evaluated?
Courses that have been evaluated are available online.
I have a course that has been evaluated as a general elective, and I believe it should be evaluated as a UAB course equivalent. What should I do?
To have the course evaluated again, submit a detailed course syllabus from the college/university that you attended, from the term in which you took the course to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, student number and contact information with the course syllabus.
I have a “UNKN” course listed on my BlazerNET Fact Sheet. What do I need to do?
“UNKN” indicates that the evaluation and articulation is incomplete. If you have been enrolled at UAB for more than one term and a course still is UNKN, please contact your academic advisor.
I am an international student and would like for the courses I took at a foreign institution to be evaluated for UAB credit. What do I need to do?
We have step-by-step instructions for International transfer credit online.
I have been out of college for many years. Can my transfer courses still be counted toward a UAB degree?
Yes, all previous course work is looked at for possible UAB credit. If you took the courses more than 10 years ago, we may have difficulty finding the course catalog. Please contact UAB Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.