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Student Academic Services: Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

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Understanding the Course Listings

  • When an equivalent SPU course exists, the subject and number of the SPU course are listed. All courses from a community college are considered lower division, regardless of equivalency; they will not count toward upper-division requirements for the major or for the degree.
  • Sometimes more than one community college course must be taken to cover all of the material in a particular SPU course (e.g., both ACC 210 and 220, combined, may transfer as an equivalent to SPU's ACCT 2361) These courses may be accepted individually; however, the individual courses are not equivalent to any particular SPU courses.
  • SPU's degree requirements can be found in the university catalog under 'Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.'

    Note: students who transfer to SPU having completed a Direct Transfer Associate's degree (DTA) are exempt from certain curriculum requirements.
  • The "attributes" column denotes any Exploratory or Common Curriculum sub-category (as noted below) into which the course transfers at SPU. The exploratory requirements are different for students admitted to SPU in Autumn 2013 or later and students should refer to the catalog year of their matriculation for definition of requirements and appropriate attributes.  Attributes are defined as follows:
    • AHA: Arts and Humanities A
    • AHB: Arts and Humanities B
    • COR1: UCOR 1000
    • COR2: UCOR 2000
    • COR3: UCOR 3000
    • ENGL: Writing Competency
    • FDN1: UFDN 1000
    • FDN2: UFDN 2000/3001
    • FDN3: UFDN 3100
    • FORL: Foreign Language Competency
    • LD: Lower Division
    • MAT: Mathematics
    • NSA: Natural Sciences A
    • NSB: Natural Sciences B
    • SSA: Social Sciences A
    • SSB: Social Sciences B
    • UD: Upper Division
    • W: Writing Credit
    • WE: Ways of Engaging Eligible
    • WKA: Ways of Knowing Arts
    • WKAS: Ways of Knowing Applied Science
    • WKFS: Ways of Knowing Fundamental Science
    • WKH: Ways of Knowing Humanities
    • WKQR: Ways of Knowing Quantitative Reasoning
    • WKSS: Ways of Knowing Social Science