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Undergraduate Studies | Applying Transfer Credit to an AU Degree

Questions?

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
202-885-3724
mlintott@american.edu
Leonard Hall, Room 101-E

Lintott, Megan
Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

How will your transfer credit apply to degree requirements at AU?

Take these steps to plan how your transfer credit will apply to a degree at AU:

1) Make a list of completed courses and courses in progress

  • write down the external prefix (ex. "HIST-101") and the title for each course
External Course Prefix External Course Title
EN-102 Crit Rd/Writ/Rsch
MA-181 Calculus I
HE-101 Pers and Comm Health
AR-213 World Woodcut
EN-202 World Literature II
HS-151 History of Europe I
SO-101 Introduction to Sociology
BI-101 General Biology


2) Look up your courses in the AU Articulation Database to see if there is an AU equivalent

  • Select the name of your institution
  • Check the box next to each course you have taken or plan to take (or check "select all" to view all the courses in our database)
    • If your course is not listed, it is possible we have not yet reviewed it for transfer credit. Send an email to transferarticulation@american.edu and request that the course be reviewed. Be sure to attach the syllabus to your email.

4) Write the prefix and title for the AU equivalent next to each of your transfer courses

 

External Course Prefix External Course Title AU Prefix   AU Title
EN-102 Crit Rd/Writ/Rsch  LIT-101 College Writing Seminar
MA-181 Calculus I MATH-221 Calculus I
HE-101 Pers and Comm Health HFIT-245 Multicultural Health
AR-213 World Woodcut CAA-110 GenEd FA1 Art
EN-202 World Literature II LIT-125 Great Books: Western World
HS-151 History of Europe I WWH-120  GenEd FA2 History
SO-101 Introduction to Sociology SOCY-100  U.S. Society
BI-101 General Biology BIO-100 Great Experiments in Bio


5) Review the University Writing and Mathematics requirements and the General Education requirement

  • make a note if the AU articulation applies to one of these areas
External Course Prefix
AU Prefix 
University Requirement/GenEd Area
EN-102
 LIT-101
College Writing Req.
MA-181
MATH-221
University Mathematics Req.
HE-101
HFIT-245
Area 4
AR-213
CAA-110
Area 1
EN-202
LIT-125
Area 1
HS-151
WWH-120
Area 2
SO-101
SOCY-100
Area 4
BI-101
BIO-100
Area 5 (non-lab)


What is missing?

College Writing Req. - LIT-101
University Mathematics Req. - None
Area 1 - None
Area 2 - One course
Area 3 - Two courses
Area 4 - None
Area 5 (non-lab) - None
Area 5 (lab) - One lab course

 

6) Review the curriculum for your intended major and minor

  • Follow the same steps as above but compare your AU articulations to the courses required for your degree program.

Now you have a good idea of what courses you will need to take once you get to AU or prior to transferring.

How will your transfer credit apply to degree requirements at AU?

Take these steps to plan how your transfer credit will apply to a degree at AU:

1) Make a list of completed courses and courses in progress

  • write down the external prefix (ex. "HIST-101") and the title for each course
External Course Prefix External Course Title
EN-102 Crit Rd/Writ/Rsch
MA-181 Calculus I
HE-101 Pers and Comm Health
AR-213 World Woodcut
EN-202 World Literature II
HS-151 History of Europe I
SO-101 Introduction to Sociology
BI-101 General Biology


2) Look up your courses in the AU Articulation Database to see if there is an AU equivalent

  • Select the name of your institution
  • Check the box next to each course you have taken or plan to take (or check "select all" to view all the courses in our database)
    • If your course is not listed, it is possible we have not yet reviewed it for transfer credit. Send an email to transferarticulation@american.edu and request that the course be reviewed. Be sure to attach the syllabus to your email.

4) Write the prefix and title for the AU equivalent next to each of your transfer courses

 

External Course Prefix External Course Title AU Prefix   AU Title
EN-102 Crit Rd/Writ/Rsch  LIT-101 College Writing Seminar
MA-181 Calculus I MATH-221 Calculus I
HE-101 Pers and Comm Health HFIT-245 Multicultural Health
AR-213 World Woodcut CAA-110 GenEd FA1 Art
EN-202 World Literature II LIT-125 Great Books: Western World
HS-151 History of Europe I WWH-120  GenEd FA2 History
SO-101 Introduction to Sociology SOCY-100  U.S. Society
BI-101 General Biology BIO-100 Great Experiments in Bio


5) Review the College Writing and Mathematics requirements and the General Education requirement

  • make a note if the AU articulation applies to one of these areas
External Course Prefix
AU Prefix 
University Requirement/GenEd Area
EN-102
 LIT-101
College Writing Req.
MA-181
MATH-221
University Mathematics Req.
HE-101
HFIT-245
Area 4
AR-213
CAA-110
Area 1
EN-202
LIT-125
Area 1
HS-151
WWH-120
Area 2
SO-101
SOCY-100
Area 4
BI-101
BIO-100
Area 5 (non-lab)


What is missing?

College Writing Req. - LIT-101
University Mathematics Req. - None
Area 1 - None
Area 2 - One course
Area 3 - Two courses
Area 4 - None
Area 5 (non-lab) - None
Area 5 (lab) - One lab course

 

6) Review the curriculum for your intended major and minor

  • Follow the same steps as above but compare your AU articulations to the courses required for your degree program.

Now you have a good idea of what courses you will need to take once you get to AU or prior to transferring.