Transfer Credit - Minimum Transfer Standards - Maximum Number of Transfer Credit Hours Accepted:
Community/Junior College Credit
Effective summer semester 2004, the University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus will accept a maximum of 60 transferable community and/or junior college semester credit hours. (In this policy, “credit hours” refers to semester credit hours. Quarter hour credits submitted for transfer will be converted to semester hours.) The 60 credit hour limit will include University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus courses taken at community colleges via inter-institutional registration.
If a student has completed more than 60 transferable credit hours, all credit hours will be listed on the transfer credit evaluation report. A “negative adjustment” of credit hours will be made using the degree audit tool, so that no more than 60 credit hours will be applied to the University degree. Advisors may select the most relevant 60 transferable credit hours to apply to degree requirements from among all transferable courses. Advisors make these determinations in consultation with the student after admission.
If a student has been admitted to the University and transferred 60 or more credit hours, s/he may not return later to a community college and transfer in additional credit hours.
The 60 credit hour transfer limit does not apply if a school or college in the University has signed an articulation agreement allowing transfer of credit in excess of 60 credit hours. An example of this exemption is the articulation agreement with other Colorado public two-year and four-year higher education institutions in effect with the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing and its RN to BS program option.
Four-Year College/University Credit
Effective summer semester 2004, the University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus will accept a maximum of 90 transferable semester credit hours (1) from other four-year colleges and/or universities, or (2) from a combination of two and four-year institutions, but no more than 60 transferable credit hours from community/junior colleges.
If a student has completed more than 90 transferable credit hours, all credit hours will be listed on the transfer credit evaluation report. A “negative adjustment” of credit hours will be made using the degree audit tool, so that no more than 90 credit hours can be applied to the University degree. Advisors may select the most relevant 90 credit hours to apply to degree requirements from among all transferable courses in consultation with the student. Additionally, schools/colleges may be required to limit the number of transferable credit hours to a specific degree program to less than 90 credits, based on accreditation, CCHE or other regulatory requirements.
Course work completed at other campuses in the University of Colorado System is part of the student’s cumulative university record and is not considered transfer credit. However, the applicability of this coursework toward specific University degree requirements is determined solely by University colleges and schools. External transfer credit previously presented by a student to other University of Colorado campuses is evaluated by the relevant college/school upon the student’s enrollment in a degree program at the University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus.
Not all courses taken at another college or university are transferable. In order to be considered for transfer, courses must be: (1) academic, rather than remedial, technical or based on life experience; (2) must have a minimum GPA of C- (1.7 on a 4.0 scale); (3) must originate from a regionally accredited institution or, for courses taken outside the United States, must have its institutional accreditation verified and approved by the International Admissions Office; and (4) be within the allowable time limits. If coursework was completed at a school not regionally accredited, a student may request that their University college/school consider the coursework for acceptance. Students are advised to check with the Admissions Office to identify which of the courses they have taken will be transferable and to check with their college/school to find out which AP, CLEP, Dantes and IB credits may be counted in their program.