FYI – Advisement Forum: Foreign Transcript Information

All credits earned from institutions outside the United States must be reviewed by one of the four accepted Foreign Transcript Evaluators listed on our web page. The AACRAO foreign transcript evaluation service changed their name to AACRAO International Education Service (IES) and changed their URL to We have updated our web page and information materials with this change.

We have also changed the type of report students should request from the International Education Research Foundation, Inc. Previously students would request a Detail Report, but we now require them to request the Detail Report with Course Level Distinction. This report provides us with more information on the level of the course. This has also been updated on the web page. You can visit the web page for more information (

On our Incoming Credit web page ( under ACCEPTED REGIONAL ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS, links have been added to each of their institution directories. Feel free to use this or direct your students to this if they would like to see lists of regionally accredited institutions.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. You can also contact Kada Carlisle, the Transfer Credit Advisor, at 801-863-8216.


Mindy Swenson

Supervisor – Transfer Articulation

Utah Valley University



FYI – GREAT NEWS: 2013 Study Abroad Scholarships

Dear Friends of UVU’s International Study Programs (ISP),

I received an email today from a former colleague who now attends another U.S. university.  Here’s a quote:

all international experiences receive an automatic $1,500…with service learning adding $500…no application required.  You just have to let them know where you are going and what you are doing.  They have money to share since there is a $14 global education fee added to the student fees.  Can you imagine, what you could do with $14 from each student?

Rather than wring my hands in despair, I determined to remember and promulgate the fact that 2013 is the brightest year ever for UVU Study Abroad.  Here’s why:

2013 is definitely the year of good news for students interested in participating in UVU’s Study Abroad programs, and we ask you to let your students know about the good news.

$91,000 (yes, $91,000) has been allocated for 2013 Study Abroad scholarships.  Associate deans and program directors, please encourage your advisors to make sure the students they meet with know about these scholarship funds.  Applications are available at

Where is the money coming from?

  • More than $31,000 will come from our two donor families—the Howard and Elna Nelson family (Mary D.’s legacy lives on through her endowment and      continuing donations) and our wonderful anonymous donor family!
  • Almost $30,000 will come from program monies not spent on previous study abroad programs.
  • More $20,000 will come from the ISP operating budget.
  • $10,000 will come from President Holland’s China Initiative.

Where will the money go?

The donor money has been earmarked for specific programs, as, of course, has the China Initiative money.  The program monies will be used in the respective programs.  And the ISP money has been divided between 13 of the 16 programs; we determined that China, Peru, and Samoa have received significant subsidies, institutionally and otherwise, and thus did not need ISP funding.

So, there you have it.  Please spread the good news: 2013 may be the year of the snake, but it’s also the year of UVU Study Abroad.

With tremendous thanks for your support and efforts, grant

“Preparing Globally Competent Citizens”

Grant Skabelund

Director of International Study Programs

Utah Valley University

800 West University Parkway

Orem, Utah 84058

w: 801.863.8709

m: 801.362.0820

FYI – Grad School Fair volunteers

Hello Advisement Forum!


We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming UVU Graduate School Fair.

Monday, October 1, 2012 7am-3pm

Can you spare a 3-hour block between 7am and 3pm? If so, please contact a member of the Grad Fair Committee (listed below) to be scheduled as a volunteer. Thank you for all you do to support your student success and the success of our Grad School Fair!

Denise Fullmer

Sue Stephenson

Tara Ivie

Tom Liljegren



FYI – Advisor Training & Development Schedule Starts TODAY!

Good Afternoon!

Today Advisor Training and Development kicks off its fall training schedule. The first class introduces the NEW Advisor Certification & Training Scheduling System! The class starts @ 3:00 in LC 306!

We know you have not been able to pre-register for the training session this is because we are working the bugs out. We encourage you to come and sign in when you arrive!

We are very excited to finally be able to present this to you, and look forward to seeing you there!


Best Regards,

Rachael Solomon

Administrative Assistant




FYI – One More Fall PSS Open House

Hi All,

I am so very sorry, I forgot to put one more open house on the list of dates and locations.

We will also be going to the Davis Conference Center in Layton on November 6th – 5:00-8:00.

Same accommodations apply.

Please let me know if you have any questions or are interested in attending by contacting me directly at

Thank you!


Brianna J. Larson

Transfer Coordinator

Prospective Student Services


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FYI – Fall 2012 Graduation Application Deadline

PLEASE advise students to apply for Fall 2012 Graduation BEFORE Friday October 5th.

Prospective graduates must complete the online Graduation Application via UVLink which includes payment of the application fee. The Graduation Application is accessible through Wolverine Track under the Degree Progress Bar. If the student has not attended UVU within the last year, they must fill out a readmissions application in order to access Wolverine Track. Additional information about the application process is online at

The attached Graduation Deadline Flyer may be printed and posted around your office to notify students.

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FYI – Next Advisement Forum: September 13, from 9:00-10:30

Good Afternoon Everyone!

This month’s Advisement Forum will be held next week on Thursday, September 13th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Center Stage.

Please see below for this year’s Advisement Forum schedule.

October 18,   2012
9:00-10:30 am
Center Stage

November 15, 2012

9:00-10:30 am
Center Stage

December 13, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am
Center Stage

January 17,   2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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February 21, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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March 21, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 am
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April 18,   2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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May 16, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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June 20, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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July 18,   2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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August 20, 2013
9:00 – 10:30 am
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We look forward to seeing you all there!

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FYI – Summer 2012 Graduation – 1st Posting Complete

We finished the 1st round of awarding/posting degrees on September 4th, 2012.

The attached e-mail was sent to the remaining Summer 2012 graduation applicants indicating we were unable to award their degree at this time and all requirements must show complete in Wolverine Track by September 15th, 2012.

This includes (but may not be limited to) missing/incomplete grades, grade changes, surveys, exceptions/substitutions, challenge/experiential credit, and transfer credit from other institutions.


UVU Graduation Office

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