Upper level course Equivalency
Regular undergraduate academic credit may be transferred from another institution if:
- The credit was earned at an accredited institution
- The nature, content and level of the courses for which credit is sought are comparable to courses offered by UTB.
- The courses for which credit is sought are appropriate and applicable to program offered by UTB
Transfer credits accepted for admission purpose may not be applicable for degree purposes. Catalog descriptions and other materials from the institution at which the credit was earned will be used to determine if transfer credit will be applicable for degree purposes. In the case of post secondary work from foreign institutions, The Country Index, published by the international education Research Foundation, Inc., will be used to determine if transfer credit will be applicable for admissions or degree purposes.
Courses which do not transfer include:
- Pre-college course such as remedial reading, developmental reading, speed reading, remedial science and orientation
- Drill or skill courses such as filing methods and vocational or technical training courses such as shop courses, welding, carpentry, plumbing and masonry. There will be limited exceptions to this rule in the case of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree
- Terminal courses offered at many community colleges that are not intended for transfer to senior colleges. Examples of such courses are auto mechanics, machine shop, electricity, data processing, and degree.)
- Doctrinal courses in religion. Course in religion of a historical or literary nature (but non doctrinal) are transferable up to a maximum of 12 semester hours of lower division credit.
NOTE: You can obtain course descriptions from the Online University Catalog. If the course description you seek is not available, request a copy through our office.
No credit will normally be given for “life experience.” There will be limited exceptions to this rule in the case of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree when this credit has been validated and placed on the transcript by an accredited community college or technical institution.
Transfer Curricula & Resolution of Lower Division Course Transfer Disputes
The following procedures (as outlined in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rule Chapter 5, Subchapter A, §5.4) shall be followed by public institutions of higher education in the resolving disputes involving transfer of TSC lower division courses.
"If a public institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, that institution shall give written notice to the student and the other institution that transfer of the course credit is denied. The two institutions and the. student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and / or guidelines."
"If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of the denial, the institution that denies the transfer of the course shall notify the Coordinating Board, or his designee, who shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and gave written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions."