Transfer Evaluation

Out-of-State School: | Planned | | Completed |
In-State School: | Planned or Completed |


If you plan to take chemistry or biochemistry at another school and substitute those credits for UA courses, you must obtain a transfer pre-approval. Instructions and forms can be found on the | Registrar's Pre-Approval Webpage |.

Once you have your school approved by the Registrar, contact the proper CBC Course Evaluator (in the list in the column to the right) to have the specific course evaluated and approved for University of Arizona Chemistry or Biochemistry equivalency.

You must provide documentation about the content of the course(s) you plan to take. The more detail you provide about the course you plan to take, the easier it will be to determine its equivalency at UA. See the list of appropriate supporting documentation below.


If the course is from an Arizona community college or university, you do not need to have pre-approval.

Check the Course Equivalency Guide, which is part of the | Arizona Course Applicability System (AZCAS) | to see how courses will transfer to UA. If your class does not automatically come in as a direct UA equivalent, you must contact the Department for proper evaluation. Please refer to the List of Evaluators to the right.

NOTE: Once you complete the course, you must send UA an official transcript or the credits will not appear in UAccess.


For courses you have completed outside of Arizona, please use the | Transfer Evaluation Form | to request an evaluation of the course for UA course equivalency or substitution. Complete all required fields. It is imperative that you provide adequate information about the content of the course to ensure a proper evaluation. If inadequate information is provided, your request will be rejected. See the list of appropriate supporting documentation below.



Examples of appropriate supporting documentation could include:
  • Course syllabus with detailed information about topics covered, textbook used, grading scheme, lab experiments conducted, course pre-requisites, intended audience, credit hour breakdown, lecture or lab schedule, etc.
  • Course website
  • Lab notebook or samples of lab reports
  • Your graded exams
  • Or anything that would demonstrate what is covered in the course and to what extent each topic is covered.