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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.

Users are responsible for these Cautions and Important Notes.

Articulation Request Process

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:

Newly admitted or current UB students

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.

For Non-UB students and/or users without a person number

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.

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.

Important Notes

  1. Students are responsible for UB’s Transfer Credit Policy, published each year in the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog.
  2. Students with SUNY transfer courses may use the SUNY Transfer Credit Appeal Process to petition the UB credit and course equivalencies awarded for these courses.
  3. Please visit our Repeat Policy located in the Undergraduate Catalog regarding course repetition application to transfer courses.

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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