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Common Transfer Credit Issues

  • Government
    Courses offered to satisfy the legislative requirement are organized differently throughout Texas, and combining credit from different institutions may not completely fulfill the requirement.

  • Core Curriculum
    Applicability of transfer credit toward core requirements depends on the transfer evaluation and – for coursework from other Texas public colleges or universities – a course's core status at the original institution.

  • Calculus
    Instructional patterns vary among institutions and may not directly equate with UT sequences on a course-for-course basis.

  • Introductory Biology
    Beginning major-track courses at other institutions are not always comparable to UT's introductory sequence.

  • E 316K
    Not all sophomore-level literature surveys are equivalent to UT's required course.

  • Writing Flags
    Writing Flag requirements normally are satisfied with UT coursework, and applicable transfer credit is limited.

  • Computer Science & Management Information Systems
    CS and MIS are distinct curricula at UT, but often overlap or are combined at other institutions.

  • MIS 310
    The computer applications course required for Business.

  • Credit by Examination
    Placement credit earned at another institution may transfer depending on how it is transcripted.

  • Workforce Credit
    Vocational/technical coursework from community colleges generally does not transfer.

  • Military Training & Experience
    Armed services educational activities may yield limited UT transfer credit.

More Transfer Credit Info

  • Our Transfer Guides for Austin Community College and other Texas community colleges recommend coursework prospective transfer students should take for specific UT Austin majors.
  • The Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) system provides interactive access to our database of more than 250,000 transfer credit evaluations for current and past courses at universities and community colleges throughout Texas.
  • The Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) system enables prospective transfer students and UT students studying away from UT to estimate the degree applicability of coursework taken at other institutions.
  • UT Austin's transfer credit policies are published in the General Information catalog.
revised 29 August 2013
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