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Glossary Messages functionality is restricted to Transfer Specialists only.

Glossary Messages are helpful messages and explanations that can be configured by Transfer Specialists to assist non-encoders (e.g., students, advisors) in understanding the higher education terminology sometimes used in transfer articulation rules. Use the new Glossary Message page to create, edit, and delete Glossary Messages.

From the Rule Management menu, select the Glossary Messages drop-down:

Glossary Messages appear in both the student (Transferology) and staff (Transferology Lab) applications, with slightly different appearances depending upon where they are viewed:

From Match Details Page


A bundle must have your own school's courses in it to work.

When configured, these additional messages will appear on the Match Details page as clickable information icons (). In the example below, the Glossary Message tells the students that "ENG TR200" is a 200-level transfer course.

For easier viewing, click the Expand all notes () hyperlink to display the messages on a separate line:

Collapse all notes () hyperlink will turn all Glossary Messages back to information icons ().

From Transfer Equivalencies Page

When configured, these additional messages may appear with mouse hover over hyperlinked course names on the Transfer Equivalences page:

4 Types of Glossary Messages

Four message types include the following:

Glossary Message TypeWhat is it?Who Uses it?

Alt Course

(alternate course)

 An identity for a course to help it meet a requirement on an audit DARwin and uAchieve users


(degree program mask)

 Displays transfer rules, usually based upon majors DARwin and uAchieve users


(institution flag)

 An identify for a course to help it meet a requirement on an audit DARwin and uAchieve users

Target Course *

Course the student receives the transfer credit from

(* TES equivalencies only use Target Course Glossary Messages)

 All users
Filter Glossary Messages

Existing Glossary Messages may be filtered several ways:

  • By message ID
  • By message text
  • By message type. Click the checkbox to select any combination of the following Glossary Message types: Alternate Course, DPMask, IFlag, and Target Course.

Set the parameters of interest and use the Apply button () to apply the filter.

Click Clear Filters () to remove the applied filter.

Edit Glossary Messages

Edit an existing Glossary Message by clicking its corresponding Edit button (). An Edit Message pop-up window displays:

In the first field, edit the Message Type using the drop-down list:

  • Alternate Course
  • DPMask
  • IFlag
  • Target Course

The second field is the customized name given to the Message Type selected in the first field–see above. (required)

The third field is the customized descriptive text for the Message ID. (required)


All required fields are denoted with a red asterisk *.

Delete Glossary Messages

Delete an existing Glossary Message by clicking its corresponding Delete button (). A delete confirmation pop-up window will display:

Confirm the deletion of the Glossary Message by clicking on the OK button (), or Cancel () to keep the Glossary Message.

Create Glossary Messages

The Create Message button () generates the Create Message pop-up window where you can customize the Glossary Message that will appear in the Transferology student application. Click the Create New Message button to generate a Create Message dialog box:

  1. First, select a Message Type from the drop-down menu; the selected Message Type will become the heading for the next (second) field. Message Type tells the system if it should show the message or not.
  2. Second, type a Message ID into this field.


    Notice that the heading for this second field becomes the same as the selection from Step 1.

  3. Third, input the informational Message Text you want to appear when the student hovers over the Information icon ().
  4. Last, click the Create Message button () to create the message, or Cancel () to cancel message creation.


Advisors will see new Glossary Messages immediately. Students will not see these until equivalencies are loaded (up to a few days).