Arizona Course Equivalency
See how courses from public institutions in Arizona transfer to the UA. The Course Equivalency Guide provides information about how courses from other institutions transfer to the University of Arizona. It is not a complete list of all transferable courses.
Please note transfer-ability of a course does not indicate how the course will apply toward your specific degree program requirements.
Acceptability of undergraduate transfer credit
The determination of acceptability of credit for course work completed at another institution of higher learning, whether the other institution is accredited or not, is made solely at the discretion of the University of Arizona. The evaluation of any course work from another institution or exam from an organization for acceptance by the University of Arizona will be based only on an official transcript from the institution originally offering the course work or organization offering the exam.
A few general policies:
- Credit is not given for grades lower than a "C".
- Grades from other institutions are not included in the calculation of the University of Arizona grade-point average.
- Remedial, vocational, technical, highly specialized and personal development courses are not accepted for credit.
- Proficiency or competency credit-by-exam earned at another college or university is non-transferable.
- All transfer courses from Arizona public community colleges will be reviewed individually by the Director of Transfer Curriculum & Articulation and by the appropriate University departments to determine which courses are acceptable for University credit.
Credits from community colleges
While there is no limit to the total number of units of course work that may be transferred from an accredited community college to the University of Arizona, no more than 64 of those units may be applied toward the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The choice of the 64 units is at the discretion of the student in consultation with an advisor.
You are encouraged to complete freshman and sophomore level general education course work at your community colleges. Transferability of courses of independent study, internship, or practicum will be determined by the appropriate department or college at the University of Arizona and may be restricted both in number of units and in degree applicability. If you have taken community college courses in these categories you may petition for an exception.
While all courses offered for transfer students will be accepted by the UA according to these rules, the specific lower-division requirements of various curricula vary widely. In order to complete the baccalaureate program in the normal time span, you should consult the appropriate college and the advisor in the appropriate university department to determine requirements of a particular program.
Community college courses that are equivalent in content to university upper-division courses (course numbers 300-499) will be transferable as equivalents, but with lower-division credit. These courses need not be repeated at the University, but will not count toward the required number of upper-division credit hours.