How to submit a request to take a math course outside of UNH.
It is important that you provide the Department relevant information
related to the course you propose to take outside of UNH.
Before you do, please verify the
conditions imposed by UNH on transfer course acceptibility.
We want to be sure you are taking the right course.
Please contact the Department by email so that we can review the acceptability
of your request.
Once an email approval is provided, you can arrange to bring the form
by to be signed. If you do need to discuss your options, please provide this
initial information, and set up an appointment to meet with an advisor
in the Department.
To obtain approval for taking an external math course, you will need to
Transfer Course Authorization Form
and have the choice
of course or courses approved by the Department Chair, as well as having your
advisor and your
department chair agree to the course substitution. The form must be on file
with the Registrar's Office before you take the courses.
Broadly speaking, the course must be taken from
accredited institution. You must provide evidence that the curriculum in the
courses matches those of the courses they are to replace. To do this, you
must contact the Department Chair,
before attempting to schedule any meeting. Your
email must provide:
As much as we would like to help,
please be aware that we do not have the resources to provide comparative
assessments of courses offered at multiple institutions.
Finally, once you have gotten email approval from the Department of Mathematics
for the course you plan to take, you can:
The name of the University of College at which
you are intent on taking an external course;
A link to the web site of the university of college, along with a link
to the curriculum or course description of the specific class you intend to
take at that institution, including the full course number. If the
description is too short or is otherwise unusable for making a determination,
you may be required to obtain a more detailed course syllabus.
If the link is to a large program listing, please copy this description
into the body of your email message.
A description of your program of Study at UNH, and a listing of
the math courses you are required by your program to take. This means you
may need to discuss this with your program or department advisor.
- A reason for needing to take the course outside of UNH.
When all of these points are met, then you may schedule an appointment
with the Department Chair to have the form approved.
If approved the form will be sent directly to the Registrar's
Office. Let us know if your advisor or department would also prefer
to have a copy sent to them.
Fill out the Course Transfer Authorization form;
Have it signed by your advisor and department chair. This is important,
since we cannot consider forms unless the student's advisor or department
chair also approves of the student taking
a course outside of UNH.
The approval may also be discouraged if the course is deemed programmatically
weak, particularly if the student's program of study requires the
which is to be taken outside of UNH as part of a sequence of mathematics
courses. For example a student needing to take Calculus I, II and II along
with differential equations should be expected to take a Calculus II course
that is at least as challenging as the one at UNH. Without this, they are
setting themselves up for potential failure in their future course-work in
mathematics at UNH when they attempt Calculus III.
It is also important to bear in mind that courses taken outside of UNH which
are approved for transfer credit will not have the grade recorded on the
student's UNH academic transcript. This means, for example, that an F grade
at UNH in Calculus I will not be averaged out if the student earns an A grade
at an outside institution. Moreover, grades received in courses taken outside
of UNH are subject to the same rules that apply to courses taken at UNH.
For example, If a C grade, not a C- grade, is required for entry into the next
mathematics class, then the student must earn at least a C in the approved
course which was taken outside of UNH in order to move on.
Please fill out the form neatly and do not crumple or fold the form before
bringing it by. If it cannot be scanned, it will not be processed.
Also, the form must be signed first by your advisor and department chair.
The effort to validate the suitability of a course is very time-consuming,
and so they
must have agreed to this change before we are engaged in an effort to attempt
to validate the course offerings presented. When you are researching your
options for a course outside of UNH, please bear in mind that the credit
hours must be equal to or exceed those of the UNH course for which a
substitution is requested. A 3-credit course cannot be used as a substitute
for a 4-credit course at UNH.
Other University restrictions may apply, please check with the Office of the
Registrar if there is any doubt. In particular, transfer courses are usually
restricted to courses taken during the intersessions, i.e., taking
a course outside of UNH when that course is offered at UNH during that
semester is typically not acceptable.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Mathematics.
The University of New Haven,