Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Gened Transfer

Effective for Fall 2011

Transfer courses are not subject to GE certification.

A course which transfers as a specific UH Hilo course will satisfy all requirements the UH Hilo course satisfies.

Other transfer courses will be applied as follows:

Basic requirements

  • Courses that transfer to UH Hilo as Freshman Composition will satisfy the Composition requirement.
  • Courses that transfer to UH Hilo as foreign or Hawaiian language, second level English writing, or Linguistics courses at any level will satisfy the Language Arts requirement.
  • Courses that transfer to UH Hilo as Math, statistics, or symbolic logic will satisfy the quantitative requirement.
  • Courses whose titles/content indicate they focus on world cultures (such as World Religions, Survey of World Music) will satisfy the World Cultures requirement. When in doubt, transfer evaluators will refer courses to the Dean of the studenfs college for evaluation.

Area Requirements:

Any course that transfers to UH Hilo with the alpha ofcourses approved for that area will satisfy that area requirement. Courses at any level (lower division or upper division) can be used for this purpose. Courses with alphas not represented in UH Hilo's curriculum (such as Humanities/American Studies/Journalism) will be assigned to the area requirement most closely related to the course title and content. When in doubt, transfer evaluators will refer courses to the Dean of the student's college for evaluation.

Integrative Requirements:

How courses will satisfy integrative requirements depends not solely on the course's alpha, but on the course content.

  • Hawaiʻi Pan-Pacific
    Courses whose titles / content indicate they focus on the culture, language, economy, history, or natural environment of Hawaiʻi or of another indigenous culture or nation or region of the Pan-Pacific region will satisfy the Hawaiʻi-Pan Pacific requirement. When in doubt, transfer evaluators will refer courses to the Dean of the student's college for evaluation.
  • Writing Intensive
    WI courses within the UH System will transfer as WI. Courses outside the UH System must document WI equivalency. If the sending institution has indicated on a studenfs transcript that the course is Writing Intensive (or a related designation), the course will receive WI credit at UH Hilo. For courses that do not carry that designation, students will need to have a Modification of Academic Program in order for the course to count as WI. Such courses should be referred to the UH Hilo Writing Coordinator, who will confer with the Writing Intensive Committee to provide an evaluation.
  • Global and Community Citizenship
    Courses whose titles/content indicate that they fulfill the criteria for Global Community Citizenship will satisfy the GCC requirement. When in doubt, transfer evaluators will refer courses to Dean of the student's college for evaluation.