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Transfer Credit Guidelines

Colorado College accepts transfer credit from previous college work completed by a student. The following is a set of preliminary conditions that must be met in order to be considered for academic credit at CC:

  • All transfer credit must come from a regionally accredited, degree-granting college or university (including community colleges), or a program preapproved by the CC Center for Global Education and Field Study. Coursework taken online follow these same standards. 
  • An official transcript must be provided for all course/credit considerations. 
  • Students must be able to produce course descriptions/syllabi for all course considerations. 
  • Courses must be substantially similar to CC courses (following the Liberal Arts model) and cannot duplicate, overlap or regress from previous work
  • A letter grade of "C-" or higher is required to earn transfer credit. 'D+' and below will not earn transfer credit at CC. Courses for which a Pass or Satisfactory was earned at another college will earn credit at CC ONLY if the college can provide verification that the student passed with a letter grade of "C-" or higher. Grades from transfer courses will neither be recorded on the transcript, nor included in CC's grade point average.

Students who meet the conditions outlined above should continue to review the additional transfer credit guidelines below before ordering their official transcript from the accredited instituion or approved program. If students have AP, IB, and/or GCE A-Level Exams, please review our AP and IB Credit webpage for eligibility criteria. 

The College can apply a maximum of 8.00 CC units (sophomore standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a first-year student and 16.00 CC units (junior standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a transfer student. 

 

Transfer Credit Guidelines

One CC unit is equivalent to 4 semester hours, or 6 quarter hours. Courses that are less than 4 semester hours (or 6 quarter hours) may not earn more credit than what was awarded by the granting institution but may still meet GE designations based on course content.

The College can apply a maximum of 8.00 CC units (sophomore standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a first-year student.

The College can apply a maximum of 16.00 CC units (junior standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a transfer student (see Transfer Student Information below).

Student who meet the transfer credit guidelines and are ready to have their official transcripts sent to Colorado College may do so by either sending their transcripts through mail or having them sent electronically. Please make sure you are sending your final transcript from the approved program or institution (all grades have been posted) to avoid any delays in evaluating your transcript(s) for credit. 

BY E-MAIL 

Official transcripts can be sent directly from the approved program or institution to: registrar@coloradocollege.edu. Please send a second email with any necessary supporting documentation (h.s. counselor letter, course descriptions, course syllabi, etc.)

BY MAIL 

Official transcripts can be mailed directly to the Registrar's Office at the below address: 

Office of the Registrar
Colorado College
14 E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Student who choose to have their transcripts sent through the mail should notify the Registrar's Office as most often these are received without their knowledge in the Admissions Office. You may notify Christine Brett directly at cbrett@coloradocollege.edu

General Education (GE) requirements may be fulfilled with qualifying transfer credit. Students looking to satisfy any GE requirements with their transfer work should send an email to Christine Brett (cbrett@coloradocollege.edu) with the following information: 

  • Provide the course description for the eligible transfer course
  • Specify which GE Requirement is being met
  • If you have not done so already, have your official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office; transfer credit evaluation will not be made without this. 

First-Year, entering students who have received credit from an accredited institution while attending secondary school must provide the following in order to evaluate the course(s) for credit: 

  • If taken before graduation from secondary school, the course MUST be above and beyond the requirements for their secondary school graduation. Students must submit a letter on letterhead from their secondary school counselor stating that the credit was not needed to fulfill any graduation requirements. This may be either mailed or emailed to CC's Registrar's Office. 
  • The course(s) must be taught on-site at a college or university campus and not on a secondary school campus.
  • The course(s) must be taught by college or university faculty.
  • The course(s) must be substantially similar to a course currently offered by CC.
  • A minimum grade of "C" or its equivalent must be received.
  • Student must be able to produce course descriptions/syllabi for all course considerations.
Students considering to attend another accredited institution while on a College approved leave of absence (LOA) and seeking to transfer their coursework back to CC must receive approval to do so from the Vice Provost, Pedro de Araujo. CC will not accept transfer credit otherwise from student's on a LOA.

Students considering to attend courses at another accredited institution during the Fall or Spring semester while simultaneously being enrolled at CC must receive explicit approval to do so from the Vice Provost, Pedro de Araujo. Credit transfer will not be accepted otherwise.

Students considering to attend another accredited institution during extended breaks or over the summer and seeking to transfer their coursework back to CC must receive approval to do so from the Registrar's Office. Students can reach out to Christine Brett (cbrett@coloradocollege) to obtain a preapproval form.CC may not accept transfer credit otherwise from student's who don't receive approval.

 

Students who wish to complete a semester abroad or study away as domestic exchange students must receive approval from the following constituents for all coursework prior to enrolling: 

  • Center for Global Education and Field Study
  • Registrar's Office 
  • Department Chairs or Program Directors (if credit is being used to satisfy major/minor requirements)
Students should begin this exploration by connecting with the Center for Global Education and Field Study.

Once admitted as a CC student, final transcripts should be sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation of credit and fulfillment of any General Education requirements. A copy of the credit evaluation is facilitated through the Admissions Office and shared with the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub (the Hub) to aid in your conversations with your Hub Advisor when choosing courses for your first semester. 

  • Transfer students will have an advisor assigned to them by the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub (the Hub) over the summer for Fall Transfer and over the Fall for Winter Transfers to assist students in planning their schedules. If you would like to talk with someone in the Hub about choosing an advisor, you may contact them at advisinghub@coloradocollege.edu.
  • Transfer students will be able to plan for their course selections using Stellic. The Hub Advisor and Registrar's Office then coordinate the official registration process. 
  • Transfer students are encouraged to pay attention to courses they are interest in that have prerequisites! If you believe you've fulfilled the prerequisite at your former institution, a description may be sent or an email discussion with the instructor can be done. If approved, the instructor will share their Consent of Instructor PIN (COI PIN) which you may use in Add/Drop in Banner SSB. 

The most accurate course limits are always available on Banner SSB. Please log into Banner and look for Class Schedule in your Student Menu. You may focus your search by block, degree requirement, instructor, vacancies only, etc. Please be sure to pay attention to any prerequisites a course may have.  

Writing Requirement for Transfer Students: 

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