Biola University Transfer Codes

Understanding the codes in our systems


Biola University, in its mission of, “Biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ,” commits to serving transfer students. To accomplish this, the University has developed coding schemes to honor transfer students' prior academic work. The sections below provide context and examples of what transfer course codes you will see throughout our systems like the Transfer Equivalency Service (TES) tool, Degree Audit, Planner, and transcript.

Some courses are evaluated as non-direct equivalent for a variety of reasons that include: (1) Biola does not offer an equivalent course, (2) not enough information in the course description to make a direct-equivalency determination, (3) difference in course leveling (i.e. lower division versus upper division), and (4) institutional policies regarding courses available to transfer for new transfer students and enrolled students.

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Class Based Transfer Course Codes


Although these codes represent that the classes are not directly equivalent to the Biola course, the classes are treated as if they are equivalencies on Degree Audit and Prerequisite Checking because they clear enough content/learning outcomes.

L codes (beginning with an L)

These are lower division classes taken at the transfer institution that are not equivalent but meet content/learning outcomes to a Biola course. The “L” represents the level of the course at the transfer institution and to indicate it does not meet upper division course requirements here at Biola.

Example:

Trinity Lake Community College:PSY 250 - Developmental Psychology
Biola Equivalent Course:PYSC L320 - Developmental Psychology

U codes (beginning with a U)

These are upper division classes taken at the transfer institution that are not equivalent but meet Biola course learning outcomes and course requirements (e.g. see below). The U represents the level of the course at the transfer institution. These classes will count towards upper division requirements.

Example:

Trinity Lake University:BUS 350 - Business Regulations & Ethical Considerations
Biola Equivalent Course:BUSN U361 - Business Law
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Generic Transfer Course Codes


These codes are for electives. They are not equivalent to a specific Biola course.

T codes (beginning with a T)

These courses are not equivalent to any Biola course (Generic codes). They will show up under General Electives on Degree Audit (e.g. PSYC T100, T200). These classes will not meet prerequisite requirements.

Example:

Trinity Lake Community College:ART 125 - Underwater Basket Weaving
Biola Equivalent Course:ARTS T100 - General Elective


X codes (beginning with an X)

These courses are not equivalent to any specific Biola course, however, they are accepted to meet major or minor elective requirements. They are also accepted to meet prerequisite requirements. See below for example:

Trinity Mountain University:BUS 102 - International Business Law
Biola Equivalent Course:BUSN - X1MJ (Counts towards major elective coursework)


UNIV codes (subject code of UNIV)
 

These courses will show up under General Electives on Degree Audit.

They are not accepted towards meeting prerequisite requirements. These represent subjects not offered at Biola.

Example:

Trinity Lake Community College:AGRI 105 (Agritourism) Fun at the Farm
Biola Equivalent Course Code:UNIV T100 - General Elective
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General Student Non-Direct Equivalent Core Transfer Codes


These transfer course number codes are used for non-direct equivalent courses that fulfill (through learning outcomes and content) the requirements of Biola University’s Core/GE requirements. These courses are designated by a “C” at the beginning of the course numbers and followed by a two-character designation (e.g. PSYCH C1V; C = Core; 1V = Behavioral Science Core Requirement). These designated transfer courses are available for new students and currently enrolled students. Below are the codes you may find on the Transfer Equivalency Service (TES) tool, Degree Audit, or Planner.

General Student Core Transfer Key

Core/GE Requirement

BBST C1B

Biblical and Theological Studies

GNST C1Y

First Year Seminar

PSYC/SOCI/ANTH C1V

Behavioral Science

COMM C1C

Communication

ENGL C1E

English (e.g. ENGL 100 or ENGL 112)

ENGL C1EW

Writing in the Disciplines (e.g. ENGL 313)

ARTS/MUSC/CNMA C1A

Fine Arts (e.g. ARTS 100, MUSC 101, CNMA 110, etc.)

ASLG/SPAN/FREN C1F

100 Level - Foreign Language

ASLG/SPAN/FREN C2FA

200 Level - Foreign Language

ASLG/SPAN/FREN C2FB

201 Level - Foreign Language

HIST C1H

History (e.g. HIST 200, HIST 201, POSC 225)

HIST C1HW: World Civilizations

History (e.g. HIST 100 or HIST 101)

KNES C1K: Kinesiology Activity

Kinesiology and Health Science Activity (e.g. KNES 110)

KNES C1KW

Kinesiology and Health Science Activity (e.g. KNES 107)

ENGL C1L

Literature (e.g. ENGL 220, ENGL 230, etc.)

MATH/CSCI/PSYC C1M

Mathematics (e.g. MATH 120, CSCI 104, PSYC 209 & PSYC 211, etc.)

PHIL C1P

Philosophy (e.g. PHIL 214, PHIL 210, PHIL 215, etc.)

BIOS/ANTH/CHEM/PHSC C1S

Science (e.g. ANTH 222, BIOS 100, CHEM 120, etc.)

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New Student Transfer Core Codes


These codes are specific to incoming new transfer students. As noted in the Undergraduate Transfer Policy section, if a course taken at a transferring institution meets that institution's General Education (GE) requirement the course will transfer into a comparable GE required course at Biola University. Exceptions include Bible, upper-division, ENGL 313, and major-specific requirements. These courses are designated with the subject code, “NEW” and the corresponding course number (e.g. N1A for Fine Arts requirement - see key above) to indicate the specific Biola GE requirement it fulfills. Note, courses designated with the “NEW” subject code are not available for transfer for current or previously enrolled students.

Example:

“NEW N1A” represents a course taken at another university that fulfills the Fine Arts Biola GE/Core requirement under the new student transfer policy. 

New Student Transfer Code Key

Core/GE Requirement

NEW N1Y

First Year Seminar Requirement (e.g. GNST 102)

NEW N1V

Behavioral Science Requirement (e.g. PSYC 200)

NEW N1C

Communication Requirement (e.g. COMM 200)

NEW N1E

English Requirement (e.g. ENGL 100 or 112)

NEW N1A

Fine Arts Requirement (e.g. ARTS 100)

NEW N1F

Foreign Language Requirement (e.g. SPAN 100)

NEW N2FA

Foreign Language Requirement (e.g. SPAN 200)

NEW N2FB

Foreign Language Requirement (e.g. SPAN 201)

NEW N1H

History Requirement (e.g. HIST 200)

NEW N1HW

History Requirement (e.g. HIST 100)

NEW N1KW

Kinesiology Requirement (e.g. KNES 107)

NEW N1K

Kinesiology Requirement (e.g. KNES 110)

NEW N1L

Literature Requirement (e.g. ENGL 220)

NEW N1M

Mathematics Requirement (e.g. MATH 120)

NEW N1P

Philosophy Requirement (e.g. PHIL 214)

NEW N1S

Science Requirement (e.g. PHSC 101 & PHSC 102)

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