Replacement Courses: Search by Department

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Sometimes students need to take coursework at an institution other than their home school. The Replacement Courses feature in Transferology Lab enables you to assist students in finding these classes. In this article, we will overview how you can search for courses that your institution has identified as equivalent to classes at your school. 

To begin searching for a replacement course:

  1. Go to the Advising & Recruiting menu, and select Replacements Courses.
  2. The Replacement Course page appears, with text fields for School Name and Department.
    • The School Name field auto-populates with the name of your institution.
      • If you need to look up a replacement course for a different institution, you can highlight the institution name and press backspace. From there, you can enter a different name.Searching by Department

Search by Department

Suppose a student is looking to take the equivalent of your school's College Algebra at another institution over the summer. 

  1. Type the name of the department into the search field.
    • The responsive search field will begin to populate with department names containing the characters entered.
  2. Select the department.
  3. Select the Search icon next to the appropriate course.In this example, the user has selected the Mathematics department from the Department menu. All the courses in the Mathematics department are listed. The user selects MATH140 College Algebra 3 credits.Transferology will search through the equivalencies you have already established in your database. A "reverse lookup" will provide a list of courses at other institutions that would transfer back as equivalent to the one you selected, if taken this term.
  4. Review the results.
    • Matches are presented alphabetically. Notice that the distance of the school from your institution is noted in the details of each match. Since the number of match results may be long, only the first 2,500 rules are displayed.Two matches have been found for MATH140 at CollegeSource University.

Apply A Filter

When reviewing results, you have two filter options.

This image depicts the two filter options that will be detailed below.

  1. Filter by source school name
    • Type in the name of the institution and select Apply.
  2. Filter box
    • Filter by distance
      • By default, the Filter box is set to filter "Any Distance" from your institution's zip code. 
      • Select a distance option from the drop-down menu: 
        • Any distance
        • Less than 25 miles
        • Less than 50 miles
        • Less than 100 miles
        • Less than 250 miles
        • Less than 500 miles
        • online only
      • Specify a zip code by clicking on the blue zip code link
        • By default, the zip code is set to your institution's zip code. 
          • To clear the zip code field, select X.
          • To use the zip code of your current location, click the location button. A pop-up dialog box prompts you to either allow or block the application from accessing your location. Select the green checkbox to accept the zip code in the field box.
      • Filter by state
        • Select a different state from the drop-down menu.
          • NOTE: Only states containing schools with course matches are options in the "All Locations" drop-down menu.

To apply the selected filter, select the Apply button.

To clear the selected filter, select the Clear Filters button.

Email these results  

To share the results:
  1. Select the Email these results button above the Filter box.The Email these results button is shown above the Filter box.
  2. Enter the email address of the recipient in the To field.
    • This is required, as indicated by the red asterisk. 
  3. Enter an email address to carbon copy (optional).
  4. Enter a custom message (optional).
    • If nothing is entered, the recipient will see the message "Here are your replacement course results."
  5. Uncheck Include my contact information if you do not want your Transferology Lab user name and your email address shared with the recipient.
  6. Select Send results.
    • The email will be sent with the subject "Replacement Course Results."

When you select Email these results, this pop up will appear showing the fields noted. Use a comma to separate multiple email addresses in the To and CC fields. Your Transferology Lab user name and your email address appear under the custom message.

Below is an example of an email a user could receive: An email with the subject Replacement Course Results is sent from share at transferology lab dot com. This example indicates the replacement courses found for MATH140 at CollegeSource University in Minnesota. It says, here are your replacement course results. It then shows the details of the two matches found. At the bottom is the Transferology Lab user name and email of the person who emailed the information.