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Transfer Center Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, the following schools accept SLCC courses numbered 1000 or above as general education, major credit or elective credit:

  • University of Utah
  • Weber State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Utah State University
  • USU Eastern
  • Southern Utah University
  • Snow College
  • Dixie State College
  • Westminster College
  • Brigham Young University

Yes, most out-of-state schools accept SLCC courses numbered 1000 and above. However, there may be some exceptions and you should check with the school you plan to attend.

Yes, you must report all schools previously attended and provide a transcript. Withholding this information could be construed as academic fraud.

You can request your official transcript from the SLCC Office of the Registrar and Academic Records.

Most institutions, including schools in the Utah System of Higher Education, require a minimum GPA of 2.0. Some institutions may require a higher minimum GPA or have additional admission requirements, and some departments or programs may have different grade requirements.

SLCC uses the higher grade from a repeated course, but some institutions use the second grade even if the first grade was higher. You will have to check with the school.

No, not if you're a transfer student with 30 or more college credits.

Yes, if you're a transfer student with less than 30 college credits.

No, as long as your credits are for 1000 level courses or higher. Courses numbered below 1000 will not transfer.

Four-year schools typically prefer that you choose your major by the time you arrive.

Yes, but the courses taken for one major may not apply toward graduation in another.

About 72, but you will need to check with the individual school you plan to attend.

Out-of-state schools will evaluate your major courses from SLCC on a class-by-class basis. SLCC courses not accepted toward your major are typically accepted as electives.

Most out-of-state schools will not automatically accept SLCC's AS or AA degree to clear their general education requirements as a whole.They typically accept SLCC courses on a class-by-class basis.

Your credits will be evaluated and transferred on a class-by-class basis by the transfer school.

No, admission into a major program depends on the school's requirements for the major.Some major programs are restricted and require a special application as well as a competitive GPA.You should check with an academic advisor at SLCC and at your transfer school.

It depends on the number of courses you take in a semester. If your general education and freshman and sophomore courses are complete, you should need about 45 more credits to complete your bachelor's.

About 6-9 months before the semester you that want to attend.

  • Review the general education and program requirements at the school you wish to attend, especially for out-of-state schools.
  • Visit the school/department website where transfer articulation information may be available.
  • Contact the school and ask about its transfer policies.
  • Keep SLCC course syllabi for all courses taken, in case an institution requests more information than a transcript.
  • Participate in transfer activities listed in the SLCC

SLCC, in coordination with other 4-year institutions, offers a limited number of evening bachelor programs at SLCC campuses/sites.

Going directly from high school to a university does require foreign language for most university admissions. However, if you are a "transfer student" with 30 or more college credits, you are no longer required to have a foreign language and your admissions is based on your college cumulative GPA and (if required) an essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

Four year institutions would like you "decided" when you arrive. Take advantage of SLCC's career and major planning options as well as those available at four year institutions.

The Utah State Board of Regents policy states that all courses numbered 1000 and higher will transfer to public Utah institutions with appropriate grades. How those courses count toward graduation requirements for a bachelor degree is a more important question, which requires ongoing planning with academic advisors at 2 and 4-year institutions. Be proactive by meeting with an SLCC advisor and advisors at 4-year schools; explore majors if you are undecided; attend transfer activities at SLCC and other institutions; and use articulation agreements, majors sheets, catalogs and institution web sites for planning.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution's requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and your intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

It depends on how many courses you can take in a semester to finish the remaining required courses (about 45 credits if required freshman and sophomore courses have been completed along with General Education). A few majors will require full-time attendance while others can be completed on a part-time basis.

Some selective majors and graduate programs review the number of W's. An on-going pattern of W's semester after semester could be viewed as a potential problem without appropriate explanation.

Yes, you must report all institutions previously attended and provide a transcript.

It could be construed as academic fraud and admissions or a degree could be rescinded.

Yes, but the courses taken for one major may not apply toward graduation requirements in another major, thereby increasing the amount of time to graduate. Always consult an advisor.

Begin the transfer process about 6-9 months prior to the semester you want to attend. This will give time for admissions acceptance, orientation, registration, and any other department requirements to be met in a timely manner.

You may repeat a course for which you received a low grade, but you should know that repeating courses might affect federal financial aid and the time it takes to complete a program of study. Repeated courses are automatically processed on your student record and marked with an "E" (exclude) in the repeat column on the transcript. Courses so marked are excluded from the GPA calculation, however all grades remain on the student transcript. The highest grade received in the course will be marked with "I" (included) in the repeat column on the transcript and are calculated in your cumulative GPA. Only one repeated course may be included in the total credit hours earned toward graduation.
Students who repeated courses prior to 2002 will need to complete a Repeated Class Notification form, which may be faxed to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at 801-957-4961.

Posting of graduation is not automatic. Yes, you do have to apply to have your degree posted to your SLCC transcript. It is helpful to apply by the dates posted by the Graduation Office. This allows the Graduation Office make sure you will have completed all your requirements. The Graduation Office will accept late applications. Students graduate from SLCC every semester, but the graduation ceremony is once a year in May. Diplomas are mailed to students 6-8 weeks after final grades are posted.

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