Replacement Courses: Search by At Course or Iflg

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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 institutions that use uAchieve as the source of their equivalencies can help students find courses that would transfer back to fulfill requirement areas, such as general education. This is done through searching by alt courses (also called "acourses") or iflgs.

To begin searching for a replacement course:

  1. Go to the Advising & Recruiting menu, and select Replacement 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.

Search by Alt Course or Iflg

Suppose you are working with a student who needs to transfer back a course that would fulfill your institution's Logic and Quantitative Reasoning liberal education requirement. They don't need to take a course that would transfer as equivalent to a  specific class at your institution. They could take any course that would fulfill this requirement at your school. If your equivalencies come from uAchieve, you can search for courses like these using the alt courses or iflgs you have encoded in your transfer articulation rules. 

  1. To the right of the Department Field, select Search by alt course or iflg instead.This image depicts where to locate the Search by alt course or iflg instead button on the Replacement course page.
  2. Type the name of the alt course or iflg into the search field.
    • The responsive search field will begin to populate with acourses (alt courses) and iflgs in our uAchieve programming.
    • In the example below, we have entered "Logic" into the search field; the acourse "LOGICQR" appears.  This image illustrates the user entering logic in the alt course i flag field.
  3. Select the acourse or iflg. 
  4. Transferology will search through the transfer articulations you have established in uAchieve. A "reverse lookup" will show you all the target (or "home") courses of transfer articulation rules with that acourse or iflg in its encoding.
  5. In this example, each course appears on the list because its transfer articulation rules use the acourse "LOGICQR."
    • Note that "MATH100R", "MATH200R", etc. are not courses at CollegeSource University. These multi-part codes are used to classify non-equivalent transfer courses as meeting our school's Logic & Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Note as well that MATH141 is an actual course number. Why does this course appear on the list? Because the transfer rule that has this course as a target has "LOGICQR" in the acourse field. Your results will depend on your institution's coding practices and your use of acourses.All courses that have the a course LOGICQR appear on this list.
  6. Scroll to the Course of interest and select the green Search button.
    Here, we select the search button next to MATH100R.
  7. 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 for MATH100R and acourse of LOGICQR at CollegeSource University are shown.

Tip: It may be helpful to review your institution's target and acourse coding patterns with any staff members who will be using the Replacement Course functionality in Transferology Lab. This ensures they can correctly interpret the data they are seeing.

Apply A Filter

When reviewing results, you have two filter options. This image depicts the two filter options, as described 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 the user's 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 addresses in the To and CC fields. Your Transferology Lab user name and your email 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 MATH100R and the acourse of LOGICQR at CollegeSource University. It then shows the details of the two matches found. At the bottom is the Transferology Lab user name and email address of the person who sent the email.

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