Step 1.) Submit "Request for Biology Transfer Credit Evaluation" for UR Equivalencies and Possible Applications" (FORM ON NEXT PAGE) : Biology faculty will evaluate for equivalency to UR BIO courses, or 200-level BIo Elective credit, or General Elective Credit which is not applicable to biology majors. Students will receive a course approval form (CAF) by email after evaluation that will need to be printed out for the next steps of the process. A full syllabus (in english) must be uploaded for each lecture and/or lab courses that needs evaluation. Course descriptions do not provide enough information for evaluation. If a syllabus is not available online then contact the institutions department or course instructor to obtain a copy.
Step 2.) Print out and meet with advisor to get approval for application to major: After evaluation is completed students will be notifed by email. They will receive a copy of the course form that they will then to print out and have signed by their advisor should they wish to apply it to a major. Courses used for general college credit do not require advisor approval. Forms for these courses may be printed out and submitted directly to CCAS in Lattimore 312. UPBM majors be sure to stop by the Undergraduate office in Hutchision 487or 488 so that copies can be made for student records.
Step 3.) Submit Course Approval Form (CAF) to College Center for Academic Advising (CCAS) located in Lattimore 312: After the course is completed be sure to arrange to have the transcript sent to the UR. See the CCAS handbook for more details on transferring credit to the UR
TURNAROUND: Courses are evaluated at the beginning and the middle of each month. Be sure to building in plenty of time.
CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TAKE SUMMER OR STUDY ABROAD COURSES: Students who plan to take courses elsewhere with the intention of transferring them back to the UR should keep the following guidlines in mind when shopping for courses:
Courses are Not: “Pre-professional” in nature; includes: nutrition, nursing, or technical training, such as EMT training
Evaluated and approved
Contain biological content
Offered through a bio or natural science department of an accredited institution or equivalent
Designed for students majoring within the biological sciences
If taken from a 2-year community college make sure they are intended for students who plan to transfer to 4-year institutions (usually
indicates in course catalog)
Courses on the
UR MCC Master Transfer List
do not require course evaluation
Students will need to get their advisor's signature on how the course will be applied to their major after deparmental approval is received (see step 3 above)