**Unless the major requires specific courses that are built into UK Core. Then, the student would have to take that specific course, even though they are gen. ed. certified.
If the student needs both, APEX will fill HUM first. If the student already had a Humanities course, it would go into the CCC category.
University of KY Transfer Advising Training 24 May 2012
GETA and Transfer Advising NIKKI GLENOS NICOLE. GLENOS@ UKY. EDU
What is GETA? GETA: General Education Transfer Agreement New agreement effective Fall 2012 Purpose: Emphasize aspects of general education requirements that are common among public institutions in Kentucky and encourages completion of approved AA/AS transfer programs Promote the acceptability of general education credits as students transfer from one public institution to another Enhance cooperation among institutions with respect to academic advising for undergraduates who plan to transfer from one public institution to another
What is GETA? GETA requires a minimum of 30 unduplicated semester credit hours to meet the general education component of a baccalaureate degree. Each institution can choose to require more than 30 general education hours (ie- KCTCS requires 33, UofL requires 40). GETA applies to students who transfer from one Kentucky public higher education institution to another (not private or out-of-state institutions). Each institution recognizes the professional integrity of all other public institutions in the acceptance of their general education programs.
What is GETA? Universities will recognize the completion of AA/AS transfer degrees by admitting students to junior level standing and accepting the corresponding general education credits as meeting institution-wide lower- division general education requirements at the receiving institution.* Students transferring from KCTCS with an AA/AS degree will automatically fulfill UK Core. APEX will recognize this once the student’s final transcript is evaluated and entered into the system. Major revisions to GETA (effective Fall 2012): Emphasis on competencies and student learning outcomes rather than comparisons of individual general education course titles and descriptions.
What is GETA? Statewide General Education Core Components Communications – 6-9 hours Written Communications (WC) Oral Communications (OC) Quantitative Reasoning (QR) – 3-6 hours Arts and Humanities (AH) – 6-9 hours Natural Sciences (NS) – 3-7 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) – 6-9 hours Variable credit is due to differences across KY institutions
GETA Certifications General Education Category Certification: Completed at least one but not ALL of the categories General Education Core Certification: Completed ALL of the categories =
GETA Certifications General Education Full Certification: Completed ALL of the categories PLUS any additional general requirements of the sending institution. Since UK Core does not have any additional general requirements beyond the 5 GETA categories, any student transferring from a KY public institution who is category certified in everything will automatically be “fully certified” as well.
GETA Certifications The sending institution is responsible for certifying all general education levels that have been completed by the student on the official transcript: Category certification, core certification, and full certification or any of the coded general education courses (WC, OC, AH, QR, NS, SL, and SB) If general education coursework has been earned at more than one public Kentucky institution, the sending institution will conduct a comprehensive review for certifications and must include certifications received from previous institutions.
GETA: How Does it Fit with UK Core? GETA Tag Certified in Meets UK CORE Requirements in TESWC/OC GETA Communications= Comp & Comm I & IIAH GETA Arts and Humanities = Arts and Creativity; HumanitiesSB GETA Social and Behavioral Sciences = Social; Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA; Global DynamicsNS GETA Natural Sciences = Natural, Physical, and Mathematical(SL: Science SciencesLab)QR GETA Quantitative Reasoning = Quantitative Foundations; Statistical Inferential Reasoning Full Certification = Meets all UK Core requirements
GETA: How does it fit with UK Core? KCTCS Category CertificationsGETA Tag Meets UK CORE Certified in At KCTCS in TES RequirementsWC/OC GETA Communications = ENG 101, ENG 102 + COM class Comp & Comm I & II (181, 252, 281, 287)AH GETA Arts and Humanities = 1 Humanities course Arts and Creativity; 1 Heritage course HumanitiesSB GETA Social and Behavioral 2 Social & Behavioral Science Social; Community, Culture Sciences = courses (with at least 2 disciplines and Citizenship in the USA; represented) Global DynamicsNS GETA Natural Sciences = 1 Natural Science course (must also Natural, Physical, and(SL: include a lab) Mathematical SciencesScienceLab)QR GETA Quantitative Reasoning = 1 Quantitative Reasoning course Quantitative Foundations; Statistical Inferential Reasoning Full Certification = Meets all UK Core requirements
GETA and Transcripts What do the tags on the transcripts mean? Tags indicate how the course will transfer into UK Core. The first two letters (ie- NS) represent the GETA categories: WC/OC = GETA Communications AH = GETA Arts and Humanities SB = GETA Social and Behavioral Sciences NS = GETA Natural Sciences SL = Science Lab QR = GETA Quantitative Reasoning UK Core Category- Natural, Physical, Mathematical Sciences
GETA and Transcripts Transfer students’ general education courses are evaluated and tagged based on what GETA categories the courses fell into at the sending institution. HIS 108 at KCTCS falls into the AH category (Arts & Humanities). Therefore, UK tags HIS 108 as AH, despite the fact that this course falls into a different category at UK (SB).
GETA and TES Students who take general education courses but do not complete category certifications can still fulfill components of the UK Core. This applies even if the general education course is NOT listed as a UK Core course. All general education courses from KY public institutions are tagged in TES & students’ unofficial UK transcripts to indicate where they will be used in UK Core (see example below).
GETA and TES Sometimes gen ed courses that are direct equivalencies to courses in the various components of UK Core are placed in seemingly odd areas of UK Core. This occurs because: The student is not certified in that category. APEX reads it based on what the student needs and where it falls in the audit. APEX will place a transfer course in the first available opening in UK Core on the audit. EX: HIS 108 at KCTCS could fall into either HUM or CCC category depending on where the student needs it in the audit.
GETA and TES If this occurs, can the student have the course moved to a different area of UK Core (as long as it fits)? Yes. There are two ways in which this can happen. With the HIS 108 example from KCTCS, the student can either: Take another course in Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities. This will automatically cause HIS 108 to move down to Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA. Ask his/her advisor to submit a request to the APEX team to have the course manually moved to Community, Culture, and Citizenship in the USA.
Helpful Hints APEX only shows the information that is in SAP. If the student hasn’t submitted the most recent transcript, it won’t be reflected in APEX. Many transfers students are currently taking courses at their sending institutions at the time of advising conferences. APEX only shows completed transfer courses (not in- progress). Encourage your transfer advisees to bring their unofficial transcripts to the advising conference. If the student is from KCTCS, ask them if they are earning/have earned an AA/AS degree.
Helpful Hints Partial transcripts- when the student is certified in a particular category, the Admissions Office will add it to SAP. Keep in mind that students might have additional category certifications coming with the final transcript. If the student is earning an AA/AS, it might not yet be marked on the transcript. This is dependent upon when the student submitted the application and official transcript. AAS degrees do not automatically grant full certification. Typically have additional UK Core components left to fulfill upon transferring to UK. Some general education courses are built into these programs, just not all.
Helpful Hints: KCTCS Course Equivalencies KCTCS UK BIO 150 BIO 148 BIO 151 BIO 155 CHE 170/175 CHE 105/111 CHE 180/185 CHE 107 /113 CHE 270 CHE 230 CHE 280 CHE 232 PHY 201 + 202 PHY 211 PHY 203 + 204 PHY 213 MAT 150 MA 109 MAT 155 MA 112
Questions? Nikki Glenos Nicole.Glenos@uky.edu UK: 109 Miller Hall, 257-3053BCTC: 100B AT Building, 246-6587