Why do so many of my transfer courses have “LD” or “UD” prefixes on them instead of the prefixes my university used?
Why do so many of my transfer courses have "LD" or "UD" prefixes on them instead of the prefixes my university used?
LD = lower division course (freshman/sophomore); UD = upper division course (junior/senior)
Incoming transcripts are evaluated by Admissions. When a course is determined to be the equivalent of a UM course, you are given credit for the UM equivalent (ex., English 101 from XYZ College = ENGL 1010 at UM).
However, when an incoming course is not deemed the equivalent of a UM course, it is listed on your transcript as LD01 (02, etc.) or UD01 (02, etc.), depending on whether it is considered lower division or upper. You receive general credit for this and other such courses, but they generally will not satisfy specific major requirements.
If you have questions about your transfer work, contact your advisor or Academic Transfer and Articulation.