Through work done in high school or at another university, students may be permitted to transfer credits earned and/or place into advanced courses.
For information on determining your beginning math course at the University of Utah see: Math Placement.
For a list of all Special Credits, see the Office of Admissions Special Credit page (specific links shown below).
|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 1420||CS 2420|
|Computer Science A||3-4||CS 1400||CS 1410|
|Computer Science Principles||3-5||CS 1030||CS 1400 or CS 1420|
CS also uses the same guidelines for Math AP Scores.
To petition for credit to satisfy computer science degree requirements based on work done outside of the University of Utah:
Locate materials that fully describe the course taken, including:
Follow the instructions below for each course to be petitioned:
For Computer Science courses, complete the CS Transfer Course Evaluation Form.
For general education courses, complete the Gen Ed Exception Form.
For math courses, complete the U of U Mathematics Transfer Course Evaluation Form. Make sure to include firstname.lastname@example.org as your Major Advisor's Email.
For Physics 2210 or 2220, fill out the form at www.physics.utah.edu/tcef. Make sure to include email@example.com as your Major Advisor's Email.
For Biology 1610, see the instructions on the Biology Advising - Petitioning site.
For Chemistry 1210, complete the Petition for Out-of-State Transfer Chemistry Courses, making sure to include firstname.lastname@example.org as your Major Advisor's Email.