Specific Prerequisite Questions
What if I have a question about the applicability of one specific course?
To have an admissions officer help determine if a course you will take or have taken can count toward a prerequisite, email us at SHPwelcome@uthscsa.edu.
Include the following:
For U.S. Coursework
- Your full name
- The program you are interested in
- The prerequisite course you are concerned about
- The name of the college/university where you will take or have taken the course
- The course name, number, number of quarter/semester credit hours and a description or syllabus
John Smith, Master of Science in Respiratory Care
Prerequisite: Physics I Lecture & Lab
Taken at: Texas Christian University
Course: PHYS 10153, General Physics I, 3 semester credit hours, “Part of a two-semester survey of general physics recommended for students in the life sciences and premedical program. Topics covered in the sequence include mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics, sound and wave motion, optics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics. Emphasis given to the application of these concepts to problems in the life and health sciences.”
For International Coursework
If you have attended a foreign institution, first you must have all of your foreign transcripts evaluated course-by-course for U.S. equivalency by one of the recommended Foreign Credentialing Services agencies.
After you have received an evaluation, then you may submit the Request for Unofficial Foreign Transcript Evaluation form to SHPwelcome@uthscsa.edu along with a PDF copy of your evaluation.
Please allow at least six weeks for this evaluation to be completed. Once we have completed your Unofficial Foreign Transcript Evaluation, the results will be emailed back to you.