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What Kind of Transfer Student Am I?

Four-year Transfer Students

Transfer Student Information

Two-year

From a Wyoming Community College

As part of an articulation agreement between UW and the Wyoming community colleges, all courses are reviewed by the combined faculties to determine if a community college course is acceptable in transfer to UW. Wyoming uses a common course numbering system; with few exceptions, commonly-numbered courses are accepted as direct equivalents to UW and, if applicable, carry the same USP credit. For courses which are acceptable in transfer but not given direct equivalency to UW courses, general elective credit (and USP credit when warranted) is given. Advisers have the authority to substitute general elective courses for major requirements when appropriate.

Please see Wyoming Transfer Advance for more information about the program specifically for Wyoming community college transfers.

Out-of-State Community Colleges

Credit awarded by regionally accredited two-year institutions is considered for transfer to UW. Courses of a vocational-technical nature and developmental courses will typically not be accepted. All other coursework will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. The Office of the Registrar will review course descriptions from the awarding school's catalogue and render one of the following decisions: make the course equivalent to a UW course (with USP credit, if appropriate), make the course a general elective transfer course (with USP credit, if appropriate), or determine the course is not acceptable for transfer. Advisers have the authority to revise articulations for courses within their departments and substitute general elective courses for major requirements if appropriate. Additionally, students may use the USP petition process to attempt to have a transfer course count for a USP requirement. In rare instances, a course from a two-year school may be substituted for an upper-division UW requirement.

Four-year

From a College/University

Credit awarded by regionally accredited four-year institutions is considered for transfer to UW. Courses of a vocational-technical nature and developmental courses will typically not be accepted. All other coursework will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. The Office of the Registrar will review course descriptions for lower-division courses from the awarding school's catalogue and render one of the following decisions: make the course equivalent to a UW course (with USP credit, if appropriate), make the course a general elective transfer course (with USP credit, if appropriate), or determine the course is not acceptable for transfer. Advisers have the authority to revise articulations for courses within their departments and substitute general elective courses for major requirements as appropriate. Additionally, students may use the USP petition process to attempt to have a transfer course count for a USP requirement. All articulations for upper-division courses are made by the departmental faculty. Unless previously articulated, these courses will initially be given upper-division general elective transfer credit, the adviser may substitute courses as appropriate. Transcripts for students pursuing a second bachelor's degree or an advanced degree are reviewed by the student's adviser who informs the Office of the Registrar what courses are applicable to the UW degree program.

International

The Admissions Office will conduct the initial review of international transcript. If the school's catalogue is not available online, students will need to provide course descriptions and/or syllabi for faculty review. For schools where English is not the primary language, third-party translations must be provided. The Office of the Registrar will distribute the course information to the appropriate faculty and award credit in accordance with the faculty's evaluation


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