Transfer Center FAQ

1. 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.

2. How long does it take for my transfer course credits to be evaluated and articulated?

Typically, the Transfer Center staff receives your transcript within one business day of admission to UAB. Complete course evaluation and articulation can take up to 14 business days.

3. 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 listed online:

4. I have a course that has been articulated as a general elective, and I believe it should be articulated as a UAB course equivalent. What should I do?

To have the course evaluated again, submit a detailed course syllabus from the college, in the term that you took the course, to the Transfer Center staff in HUC 204. Please include your name, student number and contact information on the syllabus.

5. I have a “UNKN” course listed on my BlazerNet transcript. What do I need to do?

A “UNKN” course 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 advisor.

6. 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 articulation online:

7. 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. A member of the Transfer Center staff will contact you, via email, with details on what you need to do to assist us with the evaluation of the courses.