Computer Science Undergraduate Handbook (2020-2021) - Transfer & AP Credit
University of Utah, School of Computing

Transfer and AP Credit

Through work done in high school or at another university, students may be permitted to transfer credits earned and/or place into advanced courses.

Math Placement

For information on determining your beginning math course at the University of Utah see: Math Placement.

Special Credit Types

For a list of all Special Credits, see the Office of Admissions Special Credit page (specific links shown below).

CS AP Credit Table

AP EXAM Required Score U Course Waived Course Placement
Biology 4 or 5 Biol 1610
Chemistry 4 or 5 Chem 1210
Physics C: Mech 4 or 5 Phys 2210
Physics C: E&M 4 or 5 Phys 2220
Computer Science A 5 CS 1030/1410 CS 2420
Computer Science A 4 CS 1030 CS 1410
Computer Science Principles 3-5 CS 1030 CS 1410

Transferring Courses Toward CS Degree Requirements

To petition for credit to satisfy computer science degree requirements based on work done outside of the University of Utah:

  1. Locate materials that fully describe the course taken, including:

    • course description
    • course outline
    • list of assignment descriptions
    • pre-requisite courses
    • textbook(s) used

  2. Verify that your transfer credits have posted to your Degree Audit. If you have a prior degree, you may need to provide a CS academic advisor with a copy of your transcript for verification.

  3. Follow the instructions below for each course to be petitioned: