Transfer Credit Policies, Practices and Guidelines

Transfer Credit Information Flags

The following flags are used on transfer courses to display further action that might need to be taken. Students should pay special attention to these flags and if they need to provide additional information to UCB for review. Typically this information is submitted to the Admissions Transfer Credit Manager prior to the student’s orientation. For additional information contact TCHelp@colorado.edu

Core Curriculum Flags

The mainstay of the general education requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum. Other colleges and schools on the UCB campus have variations of this curriculum but often honor or follow the guidelines of the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum. The core curriculum requirements are divided into two parts: skills acquisition and content areas of study. The following flags can be used as a reference when a transfer course may be applicable to requirements in the core curriculum.

FLAG

MEANING

ATY 

Courses assigned to the College of Arts & Sciences activity hours

CS

Courses applicable to Contemporary Societies

CT

Courses applicable to Critical Thinking

EVB

Courses assigned to Non-ENVD elective credit

FL

Courses applicable to Foreign Language

HC

Courses applicable to Historical Content

HD

Courses applicable to Human Diversity

HSS

Courses applicable to Humanities and Social Science

IV

Courses applicable to Ideals and Values

LAL

Courses applicable to Literature and the Arts Lower Division

LAU

Courses applicable to Literature and the Arts Upper Division

NSL

Courses applicable to Natural Science Lab

NSN

Courses applicable to Natural Science Non – Sequence

NSS

Courses applicable to Natural Science Sequence

QR

Courses applicable to Quantitative Reasoning and Math Skills

US

Courses applicable to United States Context

WCL

Courses applicable to written communication lower division

WCU

Courses applicable to Written Communication Upper Division

GT Pathways Flags

GT Pathways is a set of general education courses that the state guarantees to transfer. Receiving institutions shall apply guaranteed general education courses to a student's general education or major requirements. Approved courses in GT Pathways are not based on course equivalencies but meet content and competency criteria. Students must complete the entire category at the community college in order to fulfill the UCB area degree requirements. These flags may appear on GT Pathways course as indicators, but each course will be reviewed by the appropriate college or school for applicability towards requirements after the student enrolls at UCB .  

FLAG

MEANING

AH1

Arts and Expression (GT-AH1)

AH2

Literature and Humanities (GT-AH2)

AH3

Ways of Thinking (GT-AH3)

AH4

Foreign Languages (GT-AH4)

CO1

Intro Writing Course (GT-CO1)

CO2

Intermediate Writing Course (GT-CO2)

CO3

Advanced Writing Course (GT-CO3)

HI1

History (GT-HI1)

MA1

Mathematics (GT-MA1)

SC1

Natural and Physical Sciences with Required Laboratory (GT-SC1)

SC2

Natural and Physical Sciences Lecture without Required Laboratory (GT-SC2)

SS1

Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1)

SS2

Geography (GT-SS2)

SS3

Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3)

MAPS Flags

MAPS Flags:
Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) is based on high school course work. Students graduating from high school in 1988 or later are subject to completion of MAPS requirements. While students can be admitted to CU Boulder with deficiencies in this area, they will be required to complete the appropriate courses once enrolled. The following flags can be used as a reference when a transfer course may be applicable to requirements.

FLAG

MEANING

MMA

Courses assigned to Mathematics MAPS

MNC

Courses assigned to Chemistry MAPS

MNP

Courses assigned to Physics MAPS

MNL

Courses assigned to Natural Science Lab or Lab/Lecture MAPS

MNN

Courses assigned to Natural Science MAPS

MSU

Courses assigned to Social Science US Context MAPS

MSW

Courses assigned to Social Science World Context MAPS

MSG

Courses assigned to Geography MAPS

MSS

Courses assigned to Social Science MAPS

MEN

Courses assigned to English MAPS

The schools and colleges at the University of Colorado are the primary source of requirements for the degree and curriculum policies applicable to students. Below are policies and practices specific to the University.

Policies and Guidelines of Transfer Credit:

The University of Colorado works to recognize previous work by transfer students that meet the expectations of the faculty for academic content and rigor.

Admissions Transfer Credit Information

College/School Transfer Credit Information:

Identifying Transfer Credit in your Degree Audit Report:

A complete listing of your transfer credit evaluation can be found at the bottom of the audit in the section “Transfer Credit.” How to Read A Degree Audit.

u.select - Transfer Credit Equivalencies:

In partnership with CollegeSource, u.select is an online planning tool for transfer credit equivalencies. View transferable credits by course, by school or compare multiple schools at once visit the Admissions Office.

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