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Transfer Articulation

Registrar's Office

Transfer Credit Department

Send your transcripts to UVU

Sending Official Transcripts

College transcripts will be considered official if they have been issued within the last six months and are submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Emailed directly from the college/university to using a secure transcript exchange company or certified PDF document.
  • Mailed directly from the college/university in a sealed envelope to:
    Utah Valley University
    Registrar's Office, MS 213
    800 West University Parkway 
    Orem, UT 84058-6703

Sending Official International Transcripts

International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluating company. UVU's preferred evaluating company is SpanTran. If you have already had your international transcript evaluated by a foreign credential company, please reference the list of approved companies below to see if we can accept them.

SpanTran Credential Evaluation

In order to receive direct equivalencies, students will need to provide course descriptions/syllabi.

Other approved companies

  • SpanTran
    (Divisional Course Analysis report)
  • WES
    (Course-by-Course report)
  • ECE
    (Course-by-Course report)
  • IERF
    (Course Level Distinction)
    Evaluations performed on behalf of another institution cannot be accepted unless the student can obtain a sealed/unopened copy of their IERF report directly from IERF


Contact Transfer Credit at 801-863-8216 or by emailing

Average processing time of transcripts is 1-3 weeks

See How Your Courses Transferred

Credit for Prior Learning

  • Prior Learning includes knowledge, competencies, and skills acquired through formal or informal education outside a traditional academic environment or at the initiative of the individual learner, including through participation in employer training programs, military service, and independent study.  
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is assessed by a proven, validated process (Prior Learning Assessment, PLA) through which faculty subject matter experts evaluate a student's previously learned competencies in a particular field and grant college credit when appropriate. 
  • Credit for Prior Learning is determined by each department within the context of their mission, roles, student needs, and academic program. Undergraduate students must be admitted and enrolled at UVU to be eligible to earn CPL credits. The number of credits earned through prior learning awarded may be limited. Some limitations may be imposed by the student degree plan. 
  • Credit for Prior Learning is awarded through:
    • Transfer Credit (Block Transfer, Course-to-Course, Specific to Elective Course, Military) and/or
    • Proficiency Credit (Training, Certifications, 3rd party evaluations, Standardized exams, Institutional Exams and Individualized Assessments (challenge exams


Accepted forms of prior learning assessments include:

Student studying


Score Never Expires

AP scores over 4 years are archived and take longer to be processed.

students studying


Score Expires After 20 Years

Meet with department for prior approval before scheduling an exam.

students walking on campus



Meet with department for prior approval before scheduling an exam.

Additional Prior Learning Assessment Opportunities:


To see prior learning options currently available in each UVU College and Department, click here.

More about Prior Learning

Credit earned for prior learning at a Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institution is transferable to Utah Valley University on the same basis as if the credit has been earned through regular study at the awarding USHE institution. Credit for prior learning is recorded on a Utah Valley University transcript as Transfer Credit awarded as Challenge/Experience and will receive a CR or credit grade. This grade does not affect the Grade Point Average (GPA). Transfer credit and Proficiency credit will incur a service fee charged through a Challenge Credit Fee and Form. Proficiency credits of prior learning may incur an associated exam or portfolio review fees. Federal financial aid and employee tuition reimbursement may not cover prior learning assessment fees.


Contact the Credit for Prior Learning Specialist at

International Baccalaureate

Credits Granted at UVU

In recognition of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), students who complete IB subjects in high school through an approved IB World School and receive scores of 5, 6, or 7 may be granted credits at UVU. Credit will be posted as a "CR" grade and will not be calculated in the GPA. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for corresponding AP, CLEP, or courses previously completed at UVU or other College/University.

Students may receive up to 3 credits for scores of 5 to 7 on standard-level exams and 6 credits for scores of 5 to 7 on higher-level exams (as shown below), up to a maximum of 30 credits. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and some Language courses are the exception and can be granted up to 4 credits for scores of 5 to 7 on the standard-level exams and 8 credits for scores of 5 to 7 on the higher-level exams.

IB Transfer Table

Request IB Transcript

Students desiring to have credits granted at UVU for IB subjects must request an Official IB Transcript be sent to UVU's Admissions Office.

Utah Valley University
Attention: Registrar's Office, MS 213
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6703

Request IB Transcript

Contact Us

Registrar’s Office staff are available to help you! If you need assistance, please complete our Contact Form. Someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. Our offices are open if you prefer to visit us in person. Thank you!

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Transferring from UVU?

The Transfer Credit Office processes incoming credit only. To request an Official UVU transcript, visit our records page.

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Interstate Passport

The Interstate Passport Network provides a framework for block transfer of lower-division general education.

Interstate Passport

Office Info

Office Location

Browning Administration Building

BA - 113

Office Hours

M, Th, F - 8am to 5pm

T, W - 8am to 6pm (extended hours)

Walk-ins Welcome!

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