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 when you
submit your application through the Registar's Office.
Please note that under rules adopted in 2016, all students must submit
a Transfer Course Authorization (TCA)
available from the Registrar Forms web site.
Course or courses in Math or Physics must be approved by the Department
of Mathematics and Physics Chair, or the designated Coordinator. The
Department provides a check on the student's suitability to take the
course, i.e., whether they have the required pre-requisites. It also
attempts to determine whether the course is appropriate for the student's
course of study, although this may be best reviewed by the student's
advisor and department chair.
This additional documentaion provided to the Registrar's Office when
the TCA form is submitted will help to speed up the review process:
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.
The name of the University of College at which
you are intent on taking an external course, along with the full name
and number of the 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.
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.
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 Registrar's Office.
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