Course Articulation Cautions

  • TAURUS course articulation is relative to the year and term a course is taken. Course credits transferred to UB from institutions with other academic calendar systems will be converted to semester credits.
  • The Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) cannot guarantee course articulation for future academic year terms. You MUST note the starting and ending dates of any articulation rule to determine whether it includes your course/s.
  • Articulation compares course content NOT credit. Articulated courses may carry different amounts of credit even though they are matched to each other. See the Transfer Credit Policy for information on UB’s evaluation of transfer credit.
  • UB reserves the right to change articulations at any time. UB also reserves the right to deny articulation on student records if there are errors found within the equivalency guide.
  • Articulation course equivalencies on this website DO NOT guarantee transfer credit which is calculated for each individual student.
  • TAURUS is the repository of articulation rules for the University of Buffalo. The Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) published in TAURUS is NOT an official document.
  • Students transferring from SUNY institutions may be provided with a General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) that provides information about the SUNY General Education Requirements (GERs) the student has completed. When students transfer from one SUNY institution to another, the new campus honors any SUNY GERs that were fulfilled at other SUNY institutions. UB applies incoming GETAs to the appropriate general education requirement for any transfer student who provides them.

    If a UB student earns a GETA from another SUNY institution after while they have matriculated at UB, the GETA will not be applied to the SUNY GERs and only the direct course articulation will meet the student’s UB Curriculum (general education) requirements. This includes (but is not limited to) GETAs earned at other institutions via cross registration or during summer or winter sessions of an academic year during which the student is an active UB student.