University of Colorado Colorado Springshttp://www.uccs.edu
University of Colorado Denverhttp://www.ucdenver.edu/
Red Rocks Community Collegehttp://www.rrcc.edu
Metropolitan State University of Denverhttp://www.msudenver.edu/
Colorado Mountain Collegehttp://www.coloradomtn.edu
University of Northern Coloradohttp://www.unco.edu
Fort Lewis Collegehttp://fortlewis.edu/
Western State Colorado Universityhttp://www.western.edu
Colorado Mesa Universityhttp://www.coloradomesa.edu
How to Transfer College Credits in Colorado
Students in Colorado benefit from clear college credit transfer resources that make it easy to transfer courses and map out future pathways. With gtPathways, associate’s degree transfers, and the unique Degree Within Reach program, Colorado students are able to take advantage of excellent college credit transfer policies.
With the gtPathways program, students can complete a general education curriculum that is guaranteed to transfer and apply to gtPathways requirements for every Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor’s degree at public Colorado institutions. This satisfies general education requirements for the degree. While the gtPathways curriculum is not guaranteed to satisfy all general education requirements for degrees outside of liberal arts programs, all coursework is guaranteed to transfer.
Students who prefer to start taking courses at a community college can map out degree plans with detailed institutional transfer guides from the Colorado Department of Higher Education. These guides share which courses should be taken at a community college that will apply to bachelor’s degree requirements at a particular university.
Students who plan to or have completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science may benefit from guided degree pathways known as a Degree with Designation. These statewide transfer articulation agreements allow students to graduate from a community college holding an associate degree with designation. When transferred to a four yer institution, this degree gives students junior status, as well as the option to complete a bachelor’s degree in no more than an additional 60 credits.
In addition to the Degree with Designation program, Colorado offers Degree Within Reach, a unique reverse transfer program for associate’s degrees. This program makes it possible for students to combine credits from Colorado community colleges and Colorado universities and apply them toward an associate’s degree. Students eligible for this program are granted a degree, or informed of the credits needed to earn a degree and allowed to complete them. The program has no negative impact on academic standing, degree progress, or financial aid — simply a credential earned.