Transfer Course Evaluation

If you wish to transfer courses to The University of Alabama, you should visit the University Registrar  website for specific information on how courses might apply to your degree requirements. If you are a current student looking to take courses elsewhere, you should login to myBama and complete a Letter of Transiency (found under the Student tab) prior to beginning the transfer courses. This letter is a contract between you and the University, granting permission for the course to transfer to UA. You must request that all transcripts be send to the University Registrar to receive credit. 

Transfer Student Advising

All academic advising for transfer students happens at Bama Bound new student orientation. As soon as you apply for admission to UA, you will need to have your transcripts sent to the University as soon as possible. From there, the course evaluation process will be initiated. After you are officially admitted to UA, you will sign up for a transfer orientation session, known as Bama Bound. At orientation you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss the degree requirements of your chosen major and to register for your first semester at The University of Alabama. No academic advising will occur before orientation.

In-State Transfers (STARS)

If you are planning to transfer to The University of Alabama from a regionally accredited junior or community college, STARS (Statewide Transfer Articulation and Reporting System) provides guidance and direction to your transfer credits. You should begin by accessing the Transfer Guide which will outline course listings for areas I-IV. For area V, see below.

Area I: Composition

Area II: Humanities, Literature, and Fine Arts

NOTE: Students need one of the courses above to fulfill the minimum requirement. All students in advertising, creative media, and public relations must complete a six-semester-hour sequence in literature.  All students in news media must complete a six-semester-hour sequence in either history or literature. See Area IV for history equivalents.

Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics

Area IV: History, Social Science, and Behavior Sciences

NOTE: Students need one of the courses above to fulfill the minimum requirement. All students in Communication Studies must complete a six-semester-hour sequence in history.  All students in news media must complete a six-semester-hour sequence in either history or literature. See Area II for literature equivalents.

Area V: Pre-Professional, Major and Elective Courses in the College

ADVERTISING

UA Course Number   Junior or Community College
Course Number (in Alabama only)
MC 101 MCM 100
APR 221 MCM 230

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

UA Course Number   Junior or Community College
Course Number
(in Alabama only)
COM 100 no equivalent
COM 101 SPH 105

CREATIVE MEDIA

UA Course Number   Junior or Community College
Course Number
(in Alabama only)
MC 101 MCM 100
JCM 100 RTV 100

NEWS MEDIA

UA Course Number   Junior or Community College
Course Number
(in Alabama only)
MC 101 MCM 100

PUBLIC RELATIONS

UA Course Number   Junior or Community College
Course Number
(in Alabama only)
MC 101 MCM 100
APR 231 MCM 240