Contact TAURUS: 716-645-6760 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAURUS (Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System) is the University at Buffalo’s (UB) articulation website that outlines the articulation process and includes the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG). The Course Equivalency Guide displays course articulation approved by UB faculty. Click below to search the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) by school or course.
If a student has course work from a previous institution that does not appear in the TAURUS Course Equivalency Guide and will work towards their major degree or general education requirements, then they should submit a course articulation request. Newly-admitted students should follow the course articulation instructions included with their offer of admission or follow these instructions:
NOTE: Articulation requests are managed by the Office of the Registrar in the order they are received. Once all required materials have been received, the request is sent to the appropriate academic department at the University at Buffalo (UB). The department personnel will then review and match the course to an equivalent course at UB, if it is found to have one, then return it to TAURUS so it may be applied to the Course Equivalency Guide and student records.
We allow a processing time of 10 business days from when the request is sent to the academic department, until we ask that it be returned to TAURUS with a decision. This processing time may vary depending on the time of year it is during the semester and intersessions. The whole process may take up to 15 business days before a student will see any changes to their UB student record. Students can always get updates on their request by viewing their UB record or the Course Equivalency Guide.
TAURUS does not send requests for courses that already have a UB equivalency for a specific department, unless the student is looking for an equivalency from a different department for the same course. If there is a discrepancy with an articulation that appears, please see the appropriate department here at the university.
It is advised that students speak with an academic advisor prior to placing any course articulation request. UB students should request articulation of transfer course equivalencies directly from the appropriate academic department.
Approved course articulation decisions are processed and distributed to the public in the TAURUS Course Equivalency Guide.
TAURUS holds the right to deny any request if it does not follow the proper guidelines mentioned above.
UB’s Office of the Registrar maintains TAURUS. Hours of support are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.