Transferring into SON
Criteria for Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Student Transfer Credit Resource Site
- Anatomy and Physiology courses generally transfer as Departmental Electives unless the full sequence is complete at the same university.
- Military credits are only evaluated by request after meeting with an academic advisor.
- Credits from Charter Colleges are under a different accreditation system that do not transfer to UAA.
UAF & UAS Courses
Courses from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) or the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) are transferred to UAA based on applicability toward degree requirements. They are considered non-resident credits for purpose of graduation.
- Classes transferred from outside the UA system into UAF or UAS do not always transfer to UAA as equivalent courses.
- Nontraditional Credit Policies vary between campuses. Please check with a UAA advisor early about transferring AP Scores, CLEP or DSST exams, and Writing Credit by Placement.
Course Transfer Equivalencies (UAA, UAF, & UAS)
For students who are taking courses from UAF or UAS, this list of courses shows what will automatically transfer as equivalent UAA classes. Classes transferred from outside the UA system into UAF or UAS do not always transfer to UAA as equivalent courses. Prerequisites may vary across campuses; this list does not reflect those prerequisite courses.
Most classes will have the same subject and course number across campuses even if the title does not match exactly.
- UAF Courses
GER Quantitative Skills or MATH A105 MATH F105 or higher level BIOL A102 & A103 or higher level BIOL F103X or higher level CHEM A054 or higher level CHEM F100X or higher level
College Level Courses
UAFBIOL A111 & A111L Anatomy & Physiology I*BIOL F111X Anatomy & Physiology IBIOL A112 & A112L Anatomy & Physiology II*BIOL F112X Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOL A240 & A240L Micro. for Health SciencesBIOL F240 Beginnings in MicrobiologyCHEM A103 & A103L Survey of ChemistryCHEM F103X Basic General ChemistryCHEM A104 & A104L Organic & BiochemistryCHEM F104X Organic & BiochemistryCOMM A111, A235, A237 or A241
COJO F121X, F131X, or F141XDN A203 Nutrition For Health Sciences HLTH F203 Science of NutritionPHIL A101, A201, or ENGL A120 PHIL F102 or F104PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics PHIL F402 Biomedical & Research Ethics (petition)PSY A150 Life Span Development PSY F240 Psychology of DevelopmentSTAT A200 Elementary Statistics STAT F200X Elementary StatisticsWRTG A111 Writing Across ContextsWRTG F111X Writing Across ContextsWRTG A213 (preferred)WRTG F213X (preferred)UAA GER Courses (see GER link below)UAF GER Courses (see GER link below)
*Course numbers were BIOL F213X & F214X prior to July 1, 2018 .
- UAS Courses
GER Quantitative Skills or MATH A105MATH S105 or higher level BIOL A102 & A103 or higher levelBIOL S103 or higher level CHEM A054 or higher levelCHEM S100 or higher level
College Level Courses
UASBIOL A111 & A111L Anatomy & Physiology IBIOL S111 Anatomy & Physiology IBIOL A112 & A112L Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOL S112 Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOL A240 & A240L Micro. for Health SciencesBIOL S240 Introductory MicrobiologyCHEM A103 & A103L Survey of ChemistryCHEM S103 Intro to General ChemistryCHEM A104 & A104L Organic & BiochemistryCHEM S104 Survey of Organic & BiochemistryCOMM A111, A235, A237 or A241COMM S111, S235, S237, or S241DN A203 Nutrition For Health SciencesHS S203 Science of NutritionPHIL A101, A201, or ENGL A120PHIL S101 or S201PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics~ UAS has no PHIL A302 equivalent ~PSY A150 Life Span DevelopmentPSY S250 Life Span DevelopmentSTAT A200 Elementary StatisticsSTAT S200 Elementary StatisticsWRTG A111 Writing Across ContextsWRTG S111 Writing Across ContextsWRTG A213 (preferred)WRTG S212 or S211 (petition)UAA GER Courses (see GER link below)UAS GER Courses (see GER link below)
The School of Nursing (SON) attempts to make the most of student's transfer credits through the use of petitions. To start the petition process students need to meet with their academic advisors to see if a petition is possible. All students must still meet UAA's University Policies for graduation. Changes in course level, grading, or number of credits awarded cannot be petitioned.
Steps to Start a the Process
- Meet with a SON Academic Advisor to see if a petition is appropriate and what type
of documentation is needed.
- For courses taken outside of the UA system: a course syllabus from the institution of origin is usually needed. It is okay if the syllabus is not from the exact same semester you took the course as it is still the same course name and number. We cannot use a syllabus if the course name and number do not match your transcripts.
- For UA courses: a course description(s) may be used if it provides sufficient information.
- Petitions cannot be processed using textbooks, lab manuals, course notes, documentation in a foreign languages, etc.
Due to the volume of petitions processed, SON no longer accepts paper petitions initiated by students.
Courses that do not meet SON requirements
Courses listed under the following headings are the most frequently submitted courses that cannot be petitioned to meet our requirements. This is not an exhaustive list and each course must undergo individual review. Courses that transfer as direct equivalents to another UAA course rarely are able to go through the petition process. Please see your nursing advisor for details.
- BIOL A111 & A112 Anatomy & Physiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) course(s) should cover human structure and function. Combined the courses must cover all of the following systems: circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems. Courses must include a lab component.
Courses that do not meet SON A&P with lab requirement
- Human Anatomy & Physiology without labs
- 1 semester of either Human Anatomy or Human Physiology
- Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology
- Comparative Anatomy & Physiology
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology
- Exercise Anatomy (Kinesiology) & Physiology (combined or taken separately)
- BIOL A240 Microbiology for Health Sciences
A Microbiology course should cover the medical aspects of microbial cell structure and function, including covering bacterial metabolism and genetics, virology, host parasite interactions, host defense mechanisms and epidemiology. Course must include a lab component.
Courses that do not meet SON Microbiology with lab requirement
- Cell/Molecular Biology
- Immunology, Endocrinology, Hematology, or Virology
- Life Sciences
- CHEM A103/L Survey of Chemistry
A Survey of Chemistry course should cover chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, equilibrium, and acid/bases.
Note: CHEM A105/L is pre-approved to meet the CHEM A103/L requirement as long as the student is able to complete CHEM A104/L with a C or better.
Courses that do not meet SON Survey of Chemistry with lab prerequisites
- Contemporary Chemistry
- Chemistry of Nutrition
- Research in Chemistry
- Chemical analysis
- CHEM A104/L Organic & Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry courses should cover the structure, nomenclature, and synthesis of organic compounds. Biochemistry courses should cover processes and pathways, biological macromolecules and metabolites.
Courses that do not meet SON Organic Chem & Biochem with lab requirement
- 5-credit General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Courses
- 1 semester of either Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
- Cellular/Molecular Chemistry
- General Chemistry II
- DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences
A Nutrition course studies nutrition in the life cycle including food sources and requirements of nutrients, and physiological and metabolic aspects of nutrient function. Reviews disease states, food selection, and cultural and contemporary issues of concern to health professionals.
Common courses that do not meet SON Nutrition for Health Sciences requirement
- Personal Nutrition
- Exercise, Fitness, and/or Sports Nutrition
- Culinary Nutrition
Courses named only Nutrition vary drastically between colleges and universities. These courses generally need a syllabus for processing
- PSY A150 Life Span Development
A Life Span Development course reviews physical, cognitive, and socioemotional aspects of human growth, maturation, and development across the lifespan. Must include all stages from birth to death and dying.
Common courses that do not meet SON Life Span Development requirement
- Child/Adolescent Development (any course including only one age group)
- General Psychology
- Psychology of a specific gender
- Abnormal Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Reasoning Skills (PHIL A101, A201, or ENGL A120)
A Reasoning Skills course should cover formal and informal reasoning skills, central problems of knowledge, reality, and good and evil. Emphasis on principles and techniques of critical thinking including a variety of methods for analyzing written and visual arguments in a variety of media.
Courses that generally meet SON Reasoning Skills requirementThese petitions may require additional approval from the Philosophy Department
- Methods of Inquiry
- Critical Thinking
- Ways of Knowing
Common courses that do not meet SON Reasoning Skills requirement
- WRTG Written Communication Skills GER courses (Previously ENGL)
- Literature or Composition
- Ancient, Medieval, Post Modern, etc. Philosophy
- STAT A200 Elementary Statistics (previously STAT A252)
A Statistics course should cover probability, descriptive methods, sampling, inferences, interpreting data, hypothesis testing, and regression.
Common courses that do not meet SON Statistics requirement
- Business Statistics
- Quantitative Analysis
- General Mathematics