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    University of Houston
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Transfer of College Credits


Admission Requirements  > Evaluation of Credits > Transfer of College Credits

 


Evaluations of (international) transfer work and credit are processed by the Registrar’s Office after faculty in the appropriate department and college have determined whether the work and credit are of suitable content and rigor. The application of transfer credit toward a degree at the university cannot be determined until the transcript has been evaluated and a degree plan is processed.

The evaluations of international transfer credits are processed by the Registrar’s Office after faculty in the appropriate department and college determined whether the work and credit are of suitable content and rig, once all required documents are submitted (complete transcripts, syllabus/catalog) during the first enrolled semester. The application of transfer credit toward a degree at the university cannot be determined until the transcripts have been evaluated and a degree plan is processed.

Former students must notify the Office of Admissions of any schools attended since the last enrollment at the University of Houston and submit all official transcripts. Degree plans are processed in the college of the student’s major. The following regulations apply generally to the undergraduate programs. Certain exceptions exist in the Law Center. Refer to the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog.

General Regulations

  1. The college from which credit is to be transferred must be accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations or the appropriate Ministry or board for overseas studies.
  2. Courses transfer to the university on the same level and with the corresponding number of hours as earned at the other institution. Grades are not transferred, and a new grade point average is established only on work done at the university. Courses taken at other institutions in which grades below C- were earned are not transferable or applicable toward degree requirements at the University of Houston. Some colleges and departments may use the cumulative grade point average from other institutions as an admission criterion.
    A student cannot satisfy any baccalaureate degree requirement at the university with course work taken at another institution unless the course itself is both accepted by the university in transfer and applied toward the student’s baccalaureate degree.
    As of Fall 1999, the following clarifications apply to the transfer of core curriculum credit.
    1. Students who transfer to the University of Houston from another Texas public institution of higher education where they have successfully completed all of that institution’s Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved core curriculum shall be considered by UH to be “core complete” and shall not be required to take additional courses to complete the UH core curriculum. However, no courses completed with a grade below C- shall transfer, and therefore they shall not count toward degree requirements, including total hours, other than “core completion.”
    2. If a transfer student has not successfully completed all Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved core curriculum requirements at another Texas public institution of higher education, then UH will not accept, for any purpose, the core curriculum courses in which the student earned a grade below C-.
  3. Students who transfer to the University of Houston before they have completed all of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved core curriculum requirements at another Texas public institution of higher education shall receive credit toward the UH core for each of the core courses they have completed with a grade of C- or higher up to the maximum specified in each core component area by the institution from which they are transferring. Hours that exceed the UH requirement in any core component area shall be applied elsewhere in the UH core according to the established core articulation tables. It should be noted that these students may be required to take additional courses to complete the UH core curriculum.
    Students who transfer to UH from institutions that do not have a Coordinating Board-approved core curriculum may use transfer credits to satisfy UH core curriculum requirements. When no equivalency exists, a student may submit an Undergraduate Transfer Credit Petition for review by the appropriate department and dean. The grades earned must be C- or higher.
  4. Courses taken at other colleges that do not correspond to courses offered at the university may transfer as elective credit. Such courses may fulfill degree requirements at the discretion of the major department and dean.
  5. Workforce and technical courses taken at regionally accredited institutions of higher education normally not acceptable for transfer may be transferred as credit with departmental approval. However, only the student’s academic dean can determine the applicability of such credit towards a degree. Additionally, developmental and remedial courses, and courses classified as below freshman level by the institution at which the student took them, are not transferable and will not count toward a degree.
  6. Credit may be granted for courses taken through various non-collegiate organizations based on the recommendation made by the Commission on Educational Credit when such training is considered by the university to be at the baccalaureate level and consistent with the student’s educational objective.
  7. A maximum of 12 semester hours in religion from a regionally accredited college is accepted toward a degree.
  8. A maximum of two semester hours in physical education activity courses is transferable.
  9. A maximum of 66 semester hours of lower division (freshman and sophomore) transfer work will be allowed to apply toward a baccalaureate degree at the University of Houston. If a student transfers more than 66 semester hours of lower division work, the dean or his/her designated representative of the college of the student’s major will decide which of the total lower division hours, not to exceed 66, will apply to the UH degree. The classification of a course as lower division is based on external level of the course and its classification at UH.
  10. To earn a degree at the university, the last 30 semester hours must be completed in residence on this campus. Only grade points earned at the University of Houston are averaged for the degree.
  11. Unless prohibited by one or more of the general regulations above, the dean of the college in which the student majors will make the final decision concerning the application of transfer credit to the degree program.

Community College Common Course Numbering

The University of Houston and Texas community colleges have agreed that certain courses offered by the community colleges meet UH Core Curriculum standards; the community colleges have adopted common course numbers among themselves. Students transferring those courses to the university from a Texas community college will receive credit for the corresponding UH core course, provided all general requirements for transfer credit are met. The course numbers listed in the following table are currently approved as equivalents to the corresponding UH core course numbers. All courses are reviewed annually, to ensure that they meet core standards; therefore, the list is subject to change without notice. The university’s Provost Office maintains the most up-to-date listings of these approved courses.

Not all community colleges use the common course numbering system. It is the student’s responsibility to check with each community college attended for course equivalency.

For a complete listing of Texas Common Course Numbers and UH equivalents, see the Texas Common Course Numbering System  section of this catalog.

Currently Approved Equivalents

Communication

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric ENGL 1303 - First Year Writing I  3
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric ENGL 1304 - First Year Writing II  3

Natural Science

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
BIOL 1308 Introductory Biology I BIOL 1310 - General Biology  3
BIOL 1309 Introductory Biology II BIOL 1320 - General Biology  3
BIOL 1406 General Biology I BIOL 1361 - Introduction to Biological Science : BIOL 1161 - Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory  4
BIOL 1407 General Biology II BIOL 1362 - Introduction to Biological Science : BIOL 1162 - Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory  4
     
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I CHEM 1331 - Fundamentals of Chemistry  3
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II CHEM 1332 - Fundamentals of Chemistry : CHEM 1112 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory  4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I CHEM 1331 - Fundamentals of Chemistry : CHEM 1111 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory  4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II CHEM 1332 - Fundamentals of Chemistry : CHEM 1112 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory  4
CHEM 1413 College Chemistry I CHEM 1302 - General Organic Chemistry : CHEM 1102 - General Organic Chemistry Laboratory  4
CHEM 1414 College Chemistry II CHEM 1302 - General Organic Chemistry : CHEM 1102 - General Organic Chemistry Laboratory  4
     
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I COSC 1410 - Introduction to Computer Science I  4
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II COSC 1320 - Introduction to Computer Science II  3
COSC 2425 Computer Organization and Machine Language COSC 2410 - Computer Organization and Programming  4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III COSC 2320 - Data Structures  3
     
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology GEOL 1330 - Physical Geology  3
GEOL 1304 Historical Geology GEOL 1376 - Historical Geology  3
GEOL 1403 General Geology I
GEOL 1330 - Physical Geology : GEOL 1130 - Physical Geology Laboratory  4
GEOL 1404 General Geology II
GEOL 1376 - Historical Geology : GEOL 1176 - Historical Geology Laboratory   
     
PHYS 1301 College Physics I
PHYS 1301 - Introductory General Physics I  3
PHYS 1302 College Physics II PHYS 1302 - Introductory General Physics II  3
PHYS 1401 College Physics I PHYS 1301 - Introductory General Physics I : PHYS 1101 - General Physics Laboratory I  4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II PHYS 1302 - Introductory General Physics II : PHYS 1102 - General Physics Laboratory II  4
PHYS 2325 University Physics I PHYS 1321 - University Physics I  3
PHYS 2326 University Physics II PHYS 1322 - University Physics II  3

Mathematics

   
Common # and Title UH # and Titl Cr
MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1310 - College Algebra  3

Mathematics/Reasoning

   
 Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
MATH 1324 Finite Math MATH 1313 - Finite Mathematics with Applications  3
MATH 1325 Elements of Calculus MATH 1314 - Calculus for Business and the Life Sciences  3
MATH 1342 Statistics MATH 2311 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics  3
MATH 2312 Precalculus Math MATH 1330 - Precalculus 
3
MATH 2412 Pre Calculus/Elem. Functions MATH 1330 - Precalculus 
4
MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 1431 - Calculus I 
4
     
PHIL 2303 Logic
PHIL 1321 - Logic I  3

Social Science

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology
ANTH 2301 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology   3
ANTH 2302 Intro. to Archaeology ANTH 2303 - Introduction to Archaeology  3
ANTH 2346 General Anthropology ANTH 1300 - Introduction to Anthropology  3
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 2302 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
     
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I ECON 2305 - Macroeconomic Principles  3
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II ECON 2304 - Microeconomic Principles  3
     
PSYC 2301 General Psychology PSYC 1300 - Introduction to Psychology  3
     
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology
SOC 1300 - Introduction to Sociology  3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Problems SOC 2310 - Social Problems  3

Visual/Performing Arts

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
ARTS 1303 Art History I ARTH 1380 - Art and Society: Prehistoric to Gothic   3
ARTS 1304 Art History II
ARTH 1381 - Art and Society: Renaissance to Modern  3
     
DRAM 1310 Intro to Theatre
THEA 1331 - Introduction to the Theatre  3

Humanities

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
ENGL 2332 Survey of World Lit. I
ENGL 2301 - Western World Literature  3
ENGL 2333 Survey of World Lit. II ENGL 2301 - Western World Literature  3
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature ENGL 2305 - Introduction to Fiction  3
     
HIST 2311 Western Civilization HIST 2351 - Western Civilization to 1450  3
HIST 2312 Western Civilization
HIST 2353 - Western Civilization From 1450  3
     
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy   3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics PHIL 1305 - Introduction to Ethics  3

History

   
Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1877 HIST 1377 - The United States to 1877  3
HIST 1302 U.S. History since 1877 HIST 1378 - The United States Since 1877  3

Government

   
  Common # and Title UH # and Title Cr
GOVT 2306 American Government I
POLS 1336 - U.S. and Texas Constitutions and Politics  3
GOVT 2305 American Government II
POLS 1337 - U.S. Government: Congress, President, and Courts  3

Correspondence and Extension Credit

The university does not offer correspondence courses, but such credit may be accepted in transfer when taken from an accredited college. Students may apply a maximum of 18 semester hours of correspondence credit, 30 semester hours of extension (classroom) credit, or 30 semester hours of correspondence and extension credit combined toward a bachelor’s degree. Only six semester hours in the student’s major may be correspondence credit.

Postbaccalaureate Students

Students who have earned a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher in the United States from a college or university overseas may be eligible for postbaccalaureate admission. Refer to the Postbaccalaureate Student  section of this catalog.

Professional Course Credit

Graduates of certain accredited professional schools are allowed a total of 30 semester hours of unspecified credit for two or three years of professional training. A maximum of 12 semester credit hours will be allowed to those students who are not graduates. Students who satisfactorily complete a program in medical technology that is approved by the Board of Registry of Clinical Pathologists will be allowed 30 semester hours of unspecified credit.

Graduate Credit

Graduate credit completed with a grade of A or B (A=4.00) may be transferred for advanced courses only. The amount of transferable credit, however, is subject to approval by the individual department. Only in exceptional circumstances can more than nine semester hours of transfer credit be applied to a master’s degree. The Bauer College of Business and Cullen College of Engineering will not accept more than nine semester hours of transfer credit under any circumstances.

Transfer credit is subject to evaluation and must be consistent with the degree plan approved by the student’s advisor. The student bears the final responsibility for securing the department’s acceptance of transferred credit.

Transfer Credit and Honors

Transfer credit cannot be used to determine honors .