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In recognition of the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of institutions required or offered students the option of pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading. Pass (TP) and Satisfactory (TS) grades earned in transfer coursework completed in spring 2020 at domestic higher education institutions may be applied towards UB Curriculum and major requirements.
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.
Transfer students can see what University at Buffalo courses will satisfy SUNY General Education Requirements.
If a student has course work from a previous institution that does not appear in the TAURUS Course Equivalency Guide, and feels it might work towards their major degree or UB Curriculum requirements, then they should submit a course articulation request. Depending on the student’s status at UB, they will enter their request(s) through one of the following methods:
Students with a UB person number can login to the TAURUS Articulation Request System to place their request(s), using their UBIT name and password.
Please submit request(s) through the Guest System.
If you are admitted to the University at Buffalo, but do not know your UBIT name and/or password, please contact the UBIT Help Center for assistance.
Requests are sent to the appropriate academic department for review. TAURUS only handles the process of sending the request and processing the final decision in the TAURUS course equivalency guide. This process can take an estimated 10-15 business days to complete. The time frame can vary depending on the time of year. We do not guarantee requests will be complete by a specific date or deadline (i.e. registration, drop/add, etc.).
Students should always meet with their academic advisor prior to submitting any requests, to make sure course articulation is necessary.
Any discrepancies with a current articulation decision listed in the TAURUS equivalency guide must be brought directly to the appropriate academic department that made the decision.
TAURUS holds the right to deny any request if the proper rules and guidelines are not followed.
UB’s Office of the Registrar maintains TAURUS. Hours of support are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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