University of Vermont

Diversity Course Requirement

Diversity Curriculum Review Committee
Policy on Approval of Transfer of Course Credit from another Institution to Meet the Category 1 or 2 Diversity Requirement

Approved by the Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee on November 15, 2007

Students seeking to transfer academic credit may do so only for courses that are taken at a regionally accredited degree granting institution and are comparable in content, nature, and intensity to courses taught in the corresponding discipline at The University of Vermont. Credit is not given for transfer courses with grades lower than C. Questions regarding credit transfer should be directed to the Office of Transfer Affairs, 339 Waterman Building.

After the Office of Transfer Affairs has approved the transfer of credit for a course and specified the number of credit hours that transfer to the University of Vermont transcript, the student must petition the Diversity Curriculum Requirement Committee for approval of the course content to meet the Category 1 or 2 Requirement. If the course transfers in with the number of a currently approved Diversity 1 or 2 course, the approval by the Diversity Curriculum Requirement Committee is automatic because the unit will have already certified equivalency. If the course transfers in as credit only, the petition must include a copy of the complete syllabus for the course including the name of the instructor and the departmental affiliation at the institution at which the course was taken. The Diversity Curriculum Requirement Committee will use the same criteria it uses to approve University of Vermont courses to determine whether the course fulfills the requirement.

Approval by the Diversity Curriculum Requirement Committee indicates only that the transferred credit meets the University Diversity Curriculum Requirement. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must work with the Dean’s Office in the College to determine whether the course will count towards the specific College of Arts and Sciences requirement as well.

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