Transferring into SON

Criteria for Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Information on how to submit transcripts can be found at UAA Office of Admissions
UAA policies on transfer credits can be found at Transfer Evaluations and the UAA Catalog.
 

Student Transfer Credit Resource Site

The University of Alaska provides a transfer credit resource site called the Transfer Evaluation System (TES). This site is designed to provide you with the ability to view how courses have recently transferred to UAA from a variety of institutions, including UAF and UAS. This system is updated frequently and is by no means a comprehensive list of transferability. If a course doesn't transfer as you expected, contact your academic advisor about the petition process. 
 

Graduate Credits

Graduate level credits transferred for application to graduate certificates or degrees must be evaluated by faculty for approval.
 

Undergraduate Credits

Where possible, transfer credit is equated with UAA courses by matching the content, level of instruction, course activities and student outcomes. When this is not possible, evaluators may grant discipline-specific elective credit at the appropriate level.
    • 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.

AAS and BS nursing students may take pre-major courses from any campus in the UA system. UAF and UAS courses may have different registration priority and course prerequisites. While courses frequently transfer automatically, occasionally students must contact their academic advisor to request a manual transfer. 
    • 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

    AAS Prerequisites

    UAA
    UAF
    MATH A105 or higher level DEVM F105 or higher level
    BIOL A102 & A103 or higher level BIOL F103X or higher level
    CHEM A055 or higher level CHEM F100X or higher level

     College Level Courses

    UAA
    UAF
    BIOL A111 & A111L Anatomy & Physiology I
    *BIOL F111X Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIOL A112 & A112L Anatomy & Physiology II
    *BIOL F112X Anatomy & Physiology II
    BIOL A240 & A240L Micro. for Health Sciences
    BIOL F240 Beginnings in Microbiology
    CHEM A103 & A103L Survey of Chemistry
    CHEM F103X Basic General Chemistry
    CHEM A104 & A104L Organic & Biochemistry
    CHEM F104X Organic & Biochemistry
    COMM A111, A235, A237 or A241
    COJO F121X, F131X, or F141X
    DN A203 Nutrition For Health Sciences
    HLTH F203 Science of Nutrition
    PHIL A101, A201, or ENGL A120
    PHIL F102 or F104
    PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics
    PHIL F402 Biomedical & Research Ethics (petition)
    PSY A150 Life Span Development
    PSY F240 Psychology of Development
    STAT A200 Elementary Statistics
    STAT F200X Elementary Statistics
    WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts
    WRTG F111X Writing Across Contexts
    WRTG 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

    AAS Prerequisites

    UAA
    UAS
    MATH A105 or higher level
    MATH S105 or higher level
    BIOL A102 & A103 or higher level
    BIOL S103 or higher level
    CHEM A055 or higher level
    CHEM S100 or higher level

    College Level Courses

    UAA
    UAS
    BIOL A111 & A111L Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIOL S111 Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIOL A112 & A112L Anatomy & Physiology II
    BIOL S112 Anatomy & Physiology II
    BIOL A240 & A240L Micro. for Health Sciences
    BIOL S240 Introductory Microbiology
    CHEM A103 & A103L Survey of Chemistry
    CHEM S103 Intro to General Chemistry
    CHEM A104 & A104L Organic & Biochemistry
    CHEM S104 Survey of Organic & Biochemistry
    COMM A111, A235, A237 or A241
    COMM S111, S235, S237, or S241
    DN A203 Nutrition For Health Sciences
    HS S203 Science of Nutrition
    PHIL A101, A201, or ENGL A120
    PHIL S101 or S201
    PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics
    ~ UAS has no PHIL A302 equivalent ~
    PSY A150 Life Span Development
    PSY S250 Life Span Development
    STAT A200 Elementary Statistics
    STAT S200 Elementary Statistics
    WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts
    WRTG S111 Writing Across Contexts
    WRTG A213 (preferred)
    WRTG S212 or S211 (petition)
    UAA GER Courses (see GER link below)
    UAS GER Courses (see GER link below)
Complete list of GERs
 

Academic Petitions

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

  1. 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.
  2. Your advisor will send you the petition through an email from DocuSign. This email does occasionally go to the spam folder.
  3. Some prerequisite courses may need to be approved by the Department Chairperson for the petitioned course (i.e. Anatomy & Physiology I or Survey of Chemistry).
  4. All nursing (NURS, NS, NSG, DNP) course petitions must include a syllabus and be individually evaluated by Nursing Faculty for approval
  5. Petitions are not guaranteed to be approved. Final authority to approve or deny petitions pertaining to program or college requirements rests with the Program Chair and Nursing Director.

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
    • Bacteriology
    • Cell/Molecular Biology
    • Immunology, Endocrinology, Hematology, or Virology
    • Life Sciences
    • Genetics
  • 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.

    Courses that do not meet SON Survey of Chemistry with lab prerequisites
    • Contemporary Chemistry
    • Chemistry of Nutrition
    • Research in Chemistry
    • Chemical analysis
     
    CHEM A105/L is pre-approved to meet the CHEM A103/L requirement
  • 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
    • 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
    • Sport/Exercise 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 requirement
    These 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
    • Literature or Composition
    • Ancient, Medieval, Post Modern, etc. Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Religion
  • 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
    • Calculus
    • Algebra
    • General Mathematics
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