Transfer and Articulation - All State Profiles

Transfer and Articulation - All State Profiles

June 2018


Transferable core of lower-division courses: A set of general education courses agreed upon across all public postsecondary institutions. It must be fully transferable at all public institutions. Institutions may have different naming conventions; however, if that is the case, there is a crosswalk for institutions to use in the transfer process.

Statewide common-course numbering: A uniform numbering convention used at all public postsecondary institutions for lower-division courses.

Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree: Guarantees students who are awarded an associate degree before transfer to a four-year institution can transfer all of their credits to the four-year institution and enter at the junior-standing level. The majority of policies state that students are not required to complete any further general education courses.

Statewide reverse transfer: Requires all public institutions to implement the process of retroactively granting an associate degree to students who had not completed the requirements of an associate degree before they transferred to a four-year institution.
 

Alabama
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Articulation and General Studies Committee must create a statewide freshman and sophomore level general studies curriculum to be accepted at all public colleges and universities. However, institutions may require additional general studies courses beyond the statewide general studies curriculum. Ala. Code § 16-5-8
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Does not have guaranteed transfer of an associate degree.
Statewide reverse transfer No Has a memorandum of understanding by and between the Alabama Community College System collegs and universities within the state of Alabama who elect to participate in the exchange of information providing seamless transfer process for students meeting criteria for the completion of their approved associate degree. Participation is voluntary so not considered a statewide policy.

Alaska
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes A student who completed the general education requirements at one university system university or community college and transfers to another system university or community college will be considered to have completed the general education requirements at all University of Alaska universities and community colleges. Board Policy 10.04.062
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No The policy says institutions are "encouraged" to develop degree programs that build upon a student's prior experience. This is not mandating guaranteed transfer of an associate. Board Policy 10.04.064
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Arizona
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Community college districts and universities must cooperate in operating a statewide articulation and transfer system including the process for transfer of lower division general education credits. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 15-1824
Statewide common course numbering Yes The community college districts and universities under jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents must develop and implement a shared numbering system which identifies courses that transfer from community colleges to Arizona public universities toward a baccalaureate degree. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 15-1824
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Not in legislation or board policy. However, AZ Transfer Pathways offers guaranteed transfer of some associate degrees. This is not "statewide".
Statewide reverse transfer No Arizona does not have a reverse transfer policy, however the public four-year institutions do have agreements with community colleges in the state to provide reverse transfer degrees. Students must have earned a total of 60 or more credits from both the community college and university and satisfy the community college’s degree requirements to be eligible for an associate degree via reverse transfer. Most agreements require students to have earned 15 credits before they transferred to the four-year institutions, however some community colleges are requiring a higher threshold above the 15 credits.

Arkansas
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Requires the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish a minimum core of courses which apply toward the general education core curriculum requirements for associate and baccalaureate degrees at state-supported institutions which are fully transferable between all state-supported institutions of higher education. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-61-218
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board must implement a statewide common course numbering system that 1) provides improved program planning, 2) increases communication among all delivery systems, 3) facilitates the transfer of students and credits between state-supported institutions of higher education, and 4) promotes consistency in course designation and identification. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-61-1401 to 1407
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Created the statewide transfer agreement. State minimum core curriculum means 60 semester hours of lower-division coursework that satisfy the requirements of an associate of arts/science/teaching and selected baccalaureate degrees at all public institutions. Requires a four-year public institution to admit a transfer student to junior status in a baccalaureate degree program if the student completed a transfer degree or state minimum core curriculum. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-61-231
Statewide reverse transfer No They do have reverse transfer but not through legislation or board policy. The state had a Credit When Its Due grant but no policy. Reverse transfer is run by ADHE, AATYC and ARC.

California
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, Regents of the University of California, and Trustees of the California State University must jointly develop, maintain, and disseminate a common core curriculum in general education courses for the purposes of transfer. Any person who successfully completes the transfer core curriculum should be deemed to have completed all lower division general education requirements. Cal Educ. Code § 66720
Statewide common course numbering No There is a policy but it only affects the CSU and community college system. The UC system and private institutions may adopt it but are not required.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No There is a policy but it only affects the CSU and community college systems. The University of California and the community college system signed a MOU in 2018 to provide tranfser of an associate degree between institutions including guaranteed admission for qualified students. Cal. Com. Code § 66721.4 and § 66722.2
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Colorado
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes All credits earned by a student in any general education course identified as corresponding with a course included in the course numbering system must be automatically transferable among all higher education institutions upon transfer and enrollment. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-1-108.5
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Colorado Commission on Higher Education must oversee the adoption of a statewide articulation matrix system of course numbering for general education courses. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-1-108.5
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The CCHE must establish and enforce statewide degree transfer agreements between two-year and four-year institutions. Statewide degree transfer agreements must include provisions under which state institutions must accept all credit hours of acceptable course work for automatic transfer from an associate of arts or science degree program. Students must be enrolled at junior status and will not be required to complete any additional courses to fulfill general education requirements. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-1-108
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Colorado Commission of Higher Education will collaborate with the boards of public two-year and four-year institutions to develop the reverse transfer process. To qualify, students must have completed at least 15 credits at a two-year institutional and 70 credits between the two- and four-year institution. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 23-1-131

Connecticut
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No The Regional Community-Technical College System and the Connecticut State University System must develop and implement a general education core of courses for no less than thirty academic credits to be offered as part of its liberal arts and sciences programs and any other degree program designated as a transfer program. The policy does not include the University of Connecticut so not statewide. Public Act 12-31
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Requires a common lower-division core and guaranteed transfer of an associate's degree. However, this only applies to community colleges and the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, which does not include the UCONN system. The UCONN system has an agreement with the community colleges but only for three major areas. CSCU Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Policy
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Delaware
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Does not have guaranteed transfer of an associate degree statewide, however Delaware State University allows an associate degree to transfer from selected two-year institutions. Also, Delaware Tech has articulation agreements for certain associate degrees that will guarantee transfer.
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Florida
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The chair of the State Board of Education and of the Board of Governors must appoint faculty committees to identify statewide general education core course options. All public postsecondary institutions must accept these courses as meeting general education core course requirements. FL. Stat. § 1007.25
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Department of Education and the Board of Governors must develop, coordinate, and maintain a statewide course numbering system for postsecondary and dual enrollment education in school districts, public postsecondary institutions and participating non-public postsecondary institutions. Fla. Stat. § 1007.25
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors must enter into a statewide articulation agreement. The articulation agreement must specifically provide that every associate in arts graduate will have met all general education requirements and must be granted admission to the upper division of a state university or Florida College System institution. Fla. Stat. § 1007.23
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Students at state universities may request associate in arts certificates if they have successfully completed the minimum requirements for the degree. The university must grant the student an associate in arts degree if the student has successfully completed minimum requirements for college-level communication and computation skills and 60 academic semester hours. Fla. Stat. § 1007.25

Georgia
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Requires core curriculum and transferability of the curriculum to all University System of Georgia institutions and Technical College System of Georgia. The core curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours and are fully transferrable between two and four year institutions. Board Policy 3.3.1
Statewide common course numbering No Common course prefixes, numbers and descriptions are provided for all institutions in USG. Does not to apply to the TCSG institutions. Board Policy 2.4.10
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes AA and AS degrees are primarily intended to be transfer degrees leading to a BA degree. All degrees consist of 60 semester hours including the 42 core curriculum and 18 of lower division requirements related to a BA. All AS degrees offered by the TCSG institutions must have articulation agreements with the USG. Board Policy 3.3.6.1 and 3.3.5
Statewide reverse transfer No Institutions do use reverse transfer but it is not set in legislation or board policy. Also, only within the USG institutions

Hawaii
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Courses numbered 100-499 will transfer as baccalaureate-level credit. Each institution is expected to have a general core but they can differ. System Policy E5.209
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Completing an AA from a UHCC fulfills admission and lower division general education core requirements at all UH baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. System Policy E5.209
Statewide reverse transfer Yes A student who is currently enrolled in a four-year campus within the University of Hawaii System and has successfully completed all program requirements for an associate degree will be notified of the achievement and once verified will be noted on the student's academic record. UH System Policy

Idaho
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Any student who completes an associate degree at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting body will be considered as satisfying the general education requirements upon transfer to a public institution in the state and will not be required to complete any additional general education requirements. Students completing the general education framework but not an associate degree shall also be deemed as completing general education requirements and all credits must transfer to a public institution in the state. Idaho Code Ann. § 33-3728
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Students who complete requirements for an AA or AS at a regionally accredited postsecondary institution in Idaho will be considered as satisfying the general education requirement upon transfer to a four-year public institution in Idaho and will not be required to complete any additional general education requirements. Board Policy 3.5
Statewide reverse transfer No BYU offers reverse transfer but not through legislation or board policy.

Illinois
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement that is accepted among more than 100 Illinois public and private participating colleges and universities; all public institutions are required to participate in IAI. The IAI provides a 37-41 credit hour "package" of general education courses. Students admitted in transfer who have satisfactorily completed the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum (GECC package) at any regionally accredited Illinois college or university prior to transfer should be granted credit in lieu of the receiving institution's all-campus, lower-division general education requirement for an associate or baccalaureate degree. A receiving institution may, however, require admitted transfer students to complete an institution-wide and/or mission-related graduation requirement that is beyond the scope of the GECC.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Beginning in the 2016-17 academic year a community college student who earns an associate degree for transfer (AA or AS) that is consistent with degree requirements of the Illinois Community College Board and the Board of Higher Education and aligned with the policies and procedures of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, is deemed eligible for transfer into the baccalaureate program of a State university if the student meets requirements of the transfer degree and major-specific prerequisites and obtains a minimum GPA of 2.0. Student transfers in at junior status if they meet all requirements, completed all lower-division prerequisites and meets admission requirements. Students do not need to complete more than 60 additional courses at the four-year institution. 110 ILCS 150/10
Statewide reverse transfer No Exists at some institutions but no policy is in place.

Indiana
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Each institution must create a statewide transfer general education core based on a set of core competencies comprising at least 30 credit hours that apply toward undergraduate degrees. Credits earned within the core must be transferable among all state educational institutions. Ind. Code. § 21-42-3-2 and 21-42-3-3
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Commission must develop, implement and maintain a common course numbering system to be used by each state educational institution for all courses in the core transfer library. This common course numbering system must be mapped to the unique course numbers used at each institution. Ind. Code § 21-18-9-7
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Requires each educational institution to create a single articulation pathway for programmatic areas in which significant numbers of students may first obtain an AS or AA with the intent of obtaining a bachelor degree. Full transfer is not guaranteed. Ind. Code § 21-42-6-4
Statewide reverse transfer No Currently instituiton level with individual agreements.

Iowa
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses.
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Requires the directors of each community college to enter into a collective statewide articulation agreement with the state board of regents to provide for seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed AA or AS offered by a community college to a baccalaureate degree program offered by any institution governed by the state board of regents. Iowa Code § 260C.14-22
Statewide reverse transfer No They have an agreement between the four-years and two-years but it is not in legislation or a board policy.

Kansas
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Transfer of general education to and among Kansas public universities, including state universities and Washburn University, shall be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements for the bachelor degree of all Kansas public universities. A minimum of 45 credit hours is required. Board Policy Ch. 3 Section 2
Statewide common course numbering Yes Each course in the general core is identified by a shared course number. The Kansas Regents Shared Number (KRSN) uses a 3-letter prefix and a 4-digit course number. Board Policy Ch. 3 Section 2
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes All AAS degrees can transfer as a block to articulated programs at community colleges, technical colleges and those universities that have program to program articulation. Credits can also transfer on a course-by-course basis. The policy refers to students transferring with completed AA or AS degrees and these students will be given junior standing. Board Policy Ch. 3 Section 2
Statewide reverse transfer Yes The institutions must work together with the System Council of Presidents and System Council of Chief Academic Officers to develop a reverse transfer process. The process and agreements must provide a mechanism for students transferring credits to participate and should include the opportunity for a student to opt-out. Guidelines should be created to decide which transferring institution will award the credential if the student transferred from more than one institution. Board Policy Ch. 3 Section 3

Kentucky
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Community colleges can offer any and all lower division academic courses offered for undergraduate credit at any four year public college or university. All lower division courses offered at community colleges must be transferable for academic credit to all four year public colleges and universities. The General Education Transfer Policy identifies three levels of certification of general education blocks allowing students to transfer these credits in multiple ways. K.R.S. 164.583
Statewide common course numbering No Only in the community college system.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The Council on Postsecondary Education must facilitate the development and implementation of a statewide agreement for alignment of Kentucky Community and Technical College System lower-division AA and AS coursework that must be accepted and fully credited to related bachelors degree programs. Guarantees that graduates of an AA or AS program is deemed to have met all general education requirements. Students transferring are not required to complete any additional courses if completed an AA or AS degree. These students also receive priority for admission over out-of-state students. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 164.2951
Statewide reverse transfer No Done at the individual institution level currently. In the current Strategic Agenda for Postsecondary and Adult Education one strategy to be implemented will be reverse transfer programs across the state.

Louisiana
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Board of Regents must identify courses that meet general education requirements in each major area. All public institutions must accept the general education curses. LSA-R.S. 12:3165
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Board of Regents must develop, coordinate and maintain a statewide course numbering system for postsecondary and dual enrollment education at all public institutions. La. Stat. Ann. § 17.3164
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The Board of Regents must create statewide articulation agreements that guarantee that students who earned an AA or AS and transfer to a four-year institution are deemed to have met all general education and other core curriculum requirements and must be admitted to the upper division of the four-year. If the AA or AS is approved by the council for transfer the student is not required to take any additional general education courses. Students also receive priority admission over out-of-state students. La. Stat. Ann. § 17:3163
Statewide reverse transfer No Four-year colleges and universities and community colleges are AUTHORIZED and ENCOURGED to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements to facilitate the transfer of academic credits earned by a student while enrolled in the four-year back to a community college to award an associate degree. This is not a requirement so does not meet the standard for statewide policy. La. Stat. Ann. § 17:3161.1

Maine
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses.
Statewide common course numbering No The University of Maine system has a "uniform course numbering" system, however not linked to the Maine Community Colleges System.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes A person who earns an associate degree from the Maine Community College System must be allowed to transfer credits earned to the University of Maine System for use toward a baccalaureate degree. Me. Stat. tit. 20-A, § 10907-A
Statewide reverse transfer Yes A student who transfers to a University of Maine System institution who earned credits from a campus of the Maine Community College System, but did not earn an AA degree, after fulfilling the requirements may be awarded an AA either by the university or the system. The university and the system must work collaboratively to develop a procedure to enable reporting these students as having completed degrees. Session Law Ch. 368

Maryland
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Commission must develop and implement a statewide transfer agreement requiring at least 60 credits of general education, elective and major courses a student earns at a community college are transferrable to any public institution for credit toward a bachelors degree. Md. Code Ann. § 11-207
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The Commission must develop and implement a statewide transfer agreement requiring at least 60 credits of general education, elective and major courses a student earns at a community college are transferrable to any public institution for credit toward a bachelors degree. Md. Code, Com. Law § 11-207
Statewide reverse transfer Yes The Commission must develop and implement a statewide reverse transfer agreement where at least 30 credits a student earns at a public institution toward a bachelor's degree are transferable to any community college toward an associate's degree. Md. Stat. Tit. 11 § 207

Massachusetts
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Provides any student in the Massachusetts public higher education system the ability to complete a portable general education block to satisfy general education requirements at any public institution. Board Policy 11_AAC 16-20
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering, however is currently working on the Common Course Numbering initiative to build a common course numbering system to ease the process of transfer among Massachusetts public colleges and universities.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Allows community college students who complete a designated AA or AS degree the ability to fully transfer their credit, guarantee admission and a tuition discount to a linked baccalaureate program. Board Policy 11 AAC 16-20
Statewide reverse transfer No Have individual institution agreements as well as one between multiple community colleges and universities.

Michigan
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Has the Michigan Transfer Agreement but institutions are not required to follow policies unless you join.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No The Michigan Transfer Agreement allows this but not all institutions must comply.
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Community colleges must work with public universities to implement statewide reverse transfer agreements to increase the number of students awarded credentials of value upon completion of required credits. The agreements must enable students who have earned a significant number of credits at a community college and transferred to a four-year institution before completing a degree to transfer the credits earned at the four-year back to the community college to be awarded a credential of value. Public Act 201 Section 213

Minnesota
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses, however Minnesota Transfer provides a resource to help students with the transfer process.
Statewide common course numbering Yes The regents of the University of Minnesota and the trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities must develop and maintain a common numbering convention to distinguish remedial, lower division, upper division and graduate level coursework. Minn. Stat. § 135A.08
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Only applies to the Minnesota State system and does not apply to all associate degrees. Board Policy 3.21, Part 6, Subpart D
Statewide reverse transfer No The Minnesota State system does have reverse transfer set up however, their program does not include the U of M system. The U of M system has a memorandum of agreement with community colleges.

Mississippi
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Students who graduate with an associate degree from a Mississippi community or junior college and complete the 30-hour IHL Board core curriculum with a "C" or higher will satisfy the IHL core at the institution. However, general education requirements for BA programs at receiving institutions may exceed the minimum IHL core curriculum. Board Policy Section 520
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes IHL institutions will accept all transferable courses with a grade of "C" or higher completed as part of an associate degree. Once transferred, students can begin taking courses within a declared major or to fulfill prerequisites for a major. Board Policy Section 520
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Have an agreement between the community colleges and all public universities to process reverse transfers. Students must earn at least 16 credits from a single MCCB college, earn at least 62 credits combined from MCCB and an IHL university, be in good financial standing at the IHL, and agree to allow the IHL university to automatically provide his/her transcript to a MCCB college. Mississippi Community College Board Policy

Missouri
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Requires all public two-year and four-year institutions to create a statewide core transfer library of at least twenty-five lower division courses that are transferable among all public institutions. Board Policy expands this to a 42 credit hour block transferable to any public institution in the state. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 173.005 Section 8
Statewide common course numbering Yes The coordinating board for higher education shall establish a standard core curriculum and a common course numbering equivalency matrix for lower-division courses to be used at community colleges and other public institutions of higher education to facilitate student transfers. V.A.M.S 178.780 (10)
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The AA degree is designed as a statewide general studies transfer degree. Students who complete the AA degree will have completed a general education program that is consistent with the statewide general education policy which has a 42 semester hour block of courses. Depending on the courses taken and the BA degree they transfer to they could need to complete additional courses required for that major. Board Policy Section III
Statewide reverse transfer Yes The coordinating board must develop a policy to foster reverse transfer for any student who has accumulated enough hours in combination with at least one public institution in Missouri that offers an associate degree and one public four-year institution in the prescribed courses to meet the institution's requirements to be awarded the associate degree. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 173.005 Section 8

Montana
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes An undergraduate student who completed the lower division coursework in an approved general education program at an included institution and transfers to another approved institution cannot be required to take additional general education coursework at the lower division level. Board Policy 301.10
Statewide common course numbering No Implemented a process by which courses found to be equivalent throughout the Montana University System (MUS) are identified with a common number and title. This only applies to the Montana University System so does not qualify for "statewide". Board Policy 301.5.5
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No It specifies that the AA or AS is designed for transfer to a four-year institution but does not guaranteed transfer of all 60 credits. You are guaranteed to transfer and satisfy the approved general education program that is within the 60 credits. Board Policy 301.12
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Nebraska
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No The Nebraska Transfer Initiative allows for the general core to transfer from two-years to four-years but this is not a required policy in legislation or at the board level.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No The Nebraska Transfer Initiative allows for the transfer of an associate degree but it is voluntary and not in policy. Nebraska State College System allows 30 credits from the associate degree to transfer.
Statewide reverse transfer No Legislation died because the state decided to implement the process outside of policy. Done at the institution level.

Nevada
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The completion of the AA, AS and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution. Board of Regents Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 15 and Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568
Statewide common course numbering Yes All undergraduate courses in the NSHE must be common-course numbered with equivalent courses offered throughout the system. Board of Regents Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 16
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The completion of the AA, AS and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution. Nev. Rev. Stat. 396.568 states that a student who completes an associate degree is deemed to have completed the course of study required of a sophomore and should enter at junior status. Board of Regents Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 15 and Nev. Rev. Stat. § 396.568
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Reverse transfer is a degree-completion opportunity for students who started at a community college and transferred to a four-year NSHE institution before completion of an associate degree. Course credits may be transferred from the university or college to the community college to meet the requirements of an associate degree. Board of Regents Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 18

New Hampshire
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Does not have guaranteed transfer of an associate degree.
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

New Jersey
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Each public institution must establish and enter into a collective statewide transfer agreement providing seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed associate of arts or associate of science degree program. Once the agreement was established it included that any 100 or 200 level course at a community college that has the same subject matter as a 100 or 200 level course at a four-year institution will be accepted as equivalent. N.J. Rev. Stat. § 18A:62-447
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Each public institution must establish and enter into a collective statewide agreement providing seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed AA or AS degree to a baccalaureate degree program. The agreement must include a list of general education core courses, policies and procedures for transfer and application of academic credits from a completed AA or AS degree program to a baccalaureate program, policies and procedures for the implementation of an appeals process, polices and procedures for an annual review and update of the agreement and policies and procedures for data collection. N.J. Rev. Stat. § 18A:62-47
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Each institution shall establish and enter into a collective statewide reverse transfer agreement. A student enrolled in a four-year institutions who accumulated a total of 66 credits between a county college and a four-year institution may be awarded an associate degree by the county college. NJ Rev Stat § 18A:62-46.1

New Mexico
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The commission is authorized to define, publish and maintain a common core of lower-division general education. Aimed at facilitating the transfer of students among the state's post-secondary institutions. Consists of 35 semester hours of credit. Institutions can require additional credits for general education. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 21-1B-3
Statewide common course numbering Yes By August 1, 2017, the Higher Education Department must establish a common course naming and numbering system of courses identified as substantially equivalent lower-division courses. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 21-1B-3
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The commission is authorized to define, publish and maintain modules of lower-division course work in various fields of study. These modules consist of 64 semester hours and are intended to provide students with two-year programs which will be acceptable in transfer to any New Mexico university offering a bachelor's degree in the particular field of study. Each institution shall accept for transfer course credits earned by a student at any other institution that are included in a transfer module. Transfer credits shall be accepted to meet lower-division or upper division requirements for one or more programs of study provided that those requirements apply equally to transfer students and students originating their study at the institution. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 21-1B-3
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

New York
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No There are two different system policies for SUNY and CUNY.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No Two different system policies.
Statewide reverse transfer No SUNY has a policy for SUNY institutions but not with CUNY institutions. CUNY has agreements with only CUNY institutions.

North Carolina
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement allows for seamless transfer between two- and four-year public institutions. The Universal General Education Transfer Component comprises a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit. These are fully transferrable to all two and four-year public institutions. There is an additional general education, pre-major and elective courses which bring the total transfer hours to 60-61. Original: S.L. 287 and S.L. 652 Update in 2013: S.L 2013-72. Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Board Policy (mandated participation in 2013 with S.L. 2013-72)
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Students who graduate with a two-year AA or AS degree are guaranteed admission to a four-year institution in the UNC system. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and must meet all application requirements at the receiving institution. When students transfer they are guaranteed junior standing. Students are also assumed to have fulfilled the UNC lower-division general education requirements. Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Board Policy (mandated participation in 2013 with S.L. 2013-72)
Statewide reverse transfer No There is a collaborative effort between North Carolina's Community Colleges and the University of North Carolina's 16 institutions. Students must have completed 16 college-level credits at a community college that can apply toward a degree. All 16 or more credits must be earned at one community college. Must earn a total of 60 credits between the institutions that meet AA degree requirements. This is a state program so not statewide policy.

North Dakota
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes North Dakota created the General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA) which is an approved set of general education courses transferable between University System campuses and North Dakota's five tribal colleges. Consists of 36 semester hours in General Education Areas (GEA). Board Policy 403.7
Statewide common course numbering Yes If courses are accepted as "common" by academic disciplines, then those courses must have a common course number, title and generic description. Board Policy 403.7.3
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No A student is deemed to have completed the lower division general education requirement of their new institution if the general education course work meets the requirement of the institution they transferred from. Students completing an AA or AS meet the 36 hour lower division general education requirements. In all other cases, general education courses from the 36 apply to the appropriate requirement of the institution and the number of credits required to complete the general education requirement in each area is determined by the policies of the institution the course are transferred to. Does not guarantee complete transfer of an AA or AS. Board Policy 403.7
Statewide reverse transfer No North Dakota State University and North Dakota State College of Science has an agreement but other institutions are not included.

Ohio
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) is a subset or complete set of an institution's general education requirements in AA, AS or BA degrees. Institutions can have general education requirements that go beyond the OTM. The OTM contains 36-40 semester hours in English, Math, Arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences. Students who completed the OTM at the sending institution will have met the OTM of the receiving institution. Board Policy D.2.a
Statewide common course numbering No They offer articulation numbers but not a common course numbering system.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The chancellor must update and implement the policies and procedures established to ensure that any associate degree offered at a state institution may be transferred and applied to a bachelor degree program in an equivalent field at any other state institution without unnecessary duplication or institutional barriers. Ohio Rev. Code § 3333.16
Statewide reverse transfer No Credit When It's Due provides opportunity for students with prior college credit to be awarded an associate degree or certificate by applying credit earned before and/or after they began enrollment in a degree or certificate program. Participating institutions collaborate to exchange the academic records of eligible students with the associate degree-granting institution. Institutions may participate but are not required to follow the policy. Board Policy D.2.k.

Oklahoma
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Students completing the prescribed lower-division requirements of a State System institution can transfer into a baccalaureate degree program at any senior institution of the State System and be assured of completing their program in a sequential fashion. The receiving institution may require students to complete additional general education work for the degree. However, the additional work must be part of the upper division requirements in order to complete the degree in the specified number of semester hours as published in the receiving institution's catalog. Board Policy 3.10.4
Statewide common course numbering No They have the Course Equivalency Project which is a resource service that provides course equivalency information to facilitate transfer. However they are not commonly numbered so it is not counted as common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes There is no language surrounding the requirement to fully accept an associate degree there is a guarantee of full transfer for lower-division courses at any state institution. However, The policy states that if a student has completed an AA or AS degree, the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) general education requirement of the baccalaureate degree shall be the responsibiltiy of the institution awarding the associate degree. The Baccalaureate degree in all Oklahoma senior-level institutions shall be awarded in recognition of lower-division combined with upper-division (junior and senior) work. Board Policy 3.10.4
Statewide reverse transfer No It is an initiative for the Board of Regents but there is no policy as of yet.

Oregon
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Requires establishment of a foundational curriculum for the first year of coursework at public post-secondary institutions. The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is an approved set of 45 general education courses common among all of Oregon's public colleges and universities. Courses are chosen from an approved list of 100 and 200 level general education requirements determined by each Oregon community college, public university or participating Oregon independent college or university. OAR 350.400
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Defines an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree as a state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer into upper division courses for a baccalaureate degree. Any student who earns an AAOT will have met the lower division general education requirements of any public university in Oregon. Students transfer with junior level status for registration purposes. Programs and majors may have additional requirements students need to meet. OAR 589-006-0050(5)
Statewide reverse transfer Yes The Transfer Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities includes a process by which a community college can award an associate degree to a student upon completion of the required credits, regardless of whether the student applied to receive the degree or whether the student earned the credits for the degree at a community college or a state institution of higher education. Or. Rev. Stat. § 341.430

Pennsylvania
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The public four-year and two-year institutions have the 30-Credit Transfer Framework which allows students to transfer up to 30 credits of foundation courses to any participating PA TRAC colleges. All of the public institution are PA TRAC institutions so this is considered statewide. 24 P.S. § 20-2002-C
Statewide common course numbering No Pennsylvania has course equivalencies but no common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes The Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreements allow students at PA TRAC institutions to transfer from an associate's degree to a bachelor's degree in similar programs of study at enter with junior status. 24 P.S. § 20-2002-C
Statewide reverse transfer No All 14 community colleges and 14 State System universities signed a statewide reverse transfer agreement that will allow students who have earned at least 60 total credits to apply for an associate's degree form the community college where they started. This is not technically a "statewide policy" as it is an agreement but all public institutions participate and it is considered a statewide initiative.

Rhode Island
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No Does not have transferable core lower-division courses.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No The JAA allows students who start at CCRI to enroll in the agreement and be conditionally admitted to RIC or URI. Within this program a student must earn a 2.4 GPA and 60 credits that will be applied to a bachelor's degree. This is a program however, it does include all three public institutions. Joint Admissions Agreement
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Students who attend the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island may qualify for the conferral of the associate degree or certificate from the Community College of Rhode Island through the reverse transfer policy if they meet eligibility requirements. RIGL § 16-59-4

South Carolina
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Statewide Articulation agreement of 86 courses is applicable to all public institutions for transfer from two- to four-year public institutions. South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center Policy
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering, however provides the Equivalency Synchronizer which is a resource service that provides course equivalency information to facilitate transfer.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Transfer blocks will be accepted in their totality toward meeting baccalaureate degree requirements at all four-year public institutions in relevant four-year degree programs. Any student who has completed an AA or AS degree at any public two-year South Carolina institutions which contains the total coursework found in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the Science and Mathematics Transfer Block will automatically be entitled to junior-level status at whatever public senior institution they have been admitted to. South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Academic Transfer & Articulation Policy
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

South Dakota
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes All general education course credits fulfilling graduation requirements in institutions accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools are transferable between the universities under the control of the South Dakota Board of Regents and the technical institutes governed by the South Dakota Board of Education. S.D. Codified Law § 13-53-43

Board Policy 2:5
Statewide common course numbering Yes Common courses must have common CIP codes, prefixes, course numbers, course titles, course descriptions and prerequisite requirements. Common courses are offered by institutions that have the same content and level of instruction. Board Policy 2:25
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Students who earned an AA or AS from any Regental campus and transfers to another Regental campus will be deemed to have fulfilled the general education requirements. These students must fulfill all college, major, minor, certificate, and other degree requirements of the accepting campus. Board Policy 2:26
Statewide reverse transfer No Does not have reverse transfer policy.

Tennessee
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Requires a 41 hour lower-division general education core common to all state colleges and universities that is transferable as a block to satisfy the general education core of any public community college or university. Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7-202(f)
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Tennessee Higher Education Commission must create a common course numbering system within the community colleges and universities. The common course numbers ensure course equivalency and facilitate transfer. Tenn. Code. Ann. § 49-7-202(f)
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes A student who earned an AA or AS from a Tennessee community college is deemed to have met all general education and university parallel core requirements for transfer to a Tennessee public university as a junior. Admission to certain programs, schools or colleges within the university remain competitive. Tenn. Code. Ann. § 49-7-202(f)
Statewide reverse transfer Yes The community colleges of the Board of Regents (TBR) System are authorized and encouraged to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements with the universities of the TBR and the University of Tennessee systems and with private institutions that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The universities of the TBR and the University of Tennessee systems are authorized and encouraged to enter into reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements with the community colleges of the TBR system. All TBR and UT institutions will participate in reverse transfer. As of 2016, the TBR governs community colleges and colleges of applied technology with all public universities now being locally-governed with individual boards. Tenn. Code. Ann. § 49-7-150

Texas
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Board of Regents must develop a recommended core curriculum of at least 42 credit hours. Each institution of higher education must adopt a core curriculum of no less than 42 semester hours. If a student successfully completes the 42-hour core curriculum at an institution that block of courses may be transferred to any other institution and must be substituted for the receiving institution's core curriculum. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 61-822
Statewide common course numbering Yes The board must approve a common course numbering system for lower-division courses to facilitate the transfer of those courses among institutions. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 61-832
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No An associate degree could be fully transferrable but there are no guarantees other than the general core curriculum.
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Policy applies to students enrolled in a general academic teaching institution who transferred from a lower-division institution, earned at least 30 credits before transfer, earned a cumulative total of at least 66 credit hours between the two institutions and has not submitted a signed consent form for reverse transfer. The teaching institution must contact these students via email or other methods to request authorization for the institution to release their academic course, grade and credit information to each lower-division institution the student previously attended to determine if the student has earned the credits required for an associate degree. If a student meets all requirements they are awarded an associate degree from the lower-division institution. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 61-833

Utah
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes Any student who completed an AA or AS degree at any USHE institution will meet the general education requirements of other USHE institutions. If a student has completed all institutional General Education requirements, a Letter of Completion should be accepted by the receiving USHE institution. Board Policy R470-7.1.2
Statewide common course numbering Yes The Board must develop, coordinate and maintain a transfer and articulation system within the state system of higher education that maintains a course numbering system that assigns common numbers to specified courses of similar level with similar content, rigor and standards. Utah Code Ann. § 53B-16-105
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Institutions must enable community college students who fully complete an AA or AS and a prescribed pre-major area to transfer with upper-division status to any USHE four-year institution without taking any lower-division pre-major courses at the receiving institution. Board Policy R470-7.2.2
Statewide reverse transfer No However, in 2013 the Utah State Board of Regents adopted a Completion Resolution to encourage implementation of five key strategies including exploring feasibility of implementing reverse transfer/stackable credentials.

Vermont
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No There are agreements between the community college system and the Vermont State Colleges system.
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree No There are agreements between the Community College of Vermont system and the Vermont State Colleges system.
Statewide reverse transfer No Reverse transfer is done at individual institutions.

Virginia
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes A Uniform Certificate of General Studies must be developed by the State Council of Higher Education, the Virginia Community College System and the public institutions. All credits earned in academic subject coursework by students attending a two-year college who complete the certificate must be transferrable to a four-year public institution. Va. Code Ann. § 23-9.2:3.02
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Transfer degrees offered by two-year colleges should be comprised of courses recognized as legitimate and equivalent to those offered at four-year institutions. Two-year colleges are responsible for creating courses and four-year institutions are responsible for recognizing those courses as equivalent. Students who have earned a recognized transfer associate degree should be considered to have met lower general education requirements at public four-year institutions. They should be considered to have attained junior standing. State Council of Higher Education for Virginia State Policy on College Transfer
Statewide reverse transfer No Done at some instituitons but no policy exists.

Washington
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No However, associate degree completion satisfies general education requirements at baccalaureate institutions.
Statewide common course numbering No Only at the community college level.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes An associate degree offered by Washington community colleges may be used to satisfy the lower division general education program of baccalaureate institutions within the state. These agreements ensure that a student who completes an AA or designated direct transfer degree at a public community college in the state will have satisfied the lower division general education requirements at the various baccalaureate institutions. The transfer student will generally have junior-level standing at the receiving institution. Intercollege Relations Commission Guidelines
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Each state university, regional university, and state college jointly with the state board for community and technical colleges shall develop plans for facilitating the reverse transfer of academic credits from an institution to a community or technical college. The plan must include a policy allowing eligible students to transfer credits back to a community or technical college and procedures for notifying eligible students of their eligibility for participation in the program. Session Law Ch. 19

West Virginia
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The Commission and the Council must maintain a core coursework transfer agreement. This agreement lists the general studies courses at each institution which have been approved for inclusion in the agreement and is updated annually. A student may transfer up to thirty five credit hours of undergraduate coursework in the areas of English composition, communications and literature, fine arts appreciation, mathematics, natural science, and social science as general studies credits. Procedural Rule 133-17-3.2.k
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes With the exception of those enrolling in specialized four-year programs, students completing two-year associate degrees at public institutions in the state are generally transferred in at the junior level status and be able to graduate with the same number of total credit hours as a non-transfer student. Procedural Rule 133-17-3.2g
Statewide reverse transfer Yes Establishes the process by which a student may be awarded an associate degree which was begun at a West Virginia public institution offering an associate degree but was completed through a West Virginia public four-year college or university. Student must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the two-year institution. All WV public higher education institutions must participate. Procedural Rule 133-60

Wisconsin
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses Yes The statute required the Board of Regents, the Technical College System Board and the governing boards of the tribally controlled colleges enter into and implement an agreement that identifies core general education courses totaling not fewer than 30 credits and establishes policies to ensure credits are transferable and would satisfy general education requirements at receiving institutions. The Universal Credit Transfer Agreement satisfies the requirement. The agreement identifies core general education courses totaling not fewer than 30 credits that are transferable and satisfy general education requirements. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 36.31(2m)
Statewide common course numbering No Does not have common course numbering.
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes A student who has earned an associate degree containing those system-wide requirements from an institution in the University of Wisconsin System and transfers to another institution in the system will be considered as having fulfilled the general education distribution or breadth requirements of the university. Board Policy 4-4
Statewide reverse transfer No Reverse transfer is intended for students who transfer from one associate degree granting UW institution to another UW System institution without completing the associate's degree. UW colleges may enter into cooperating agreements with other UW institutions, but not required. Students must have earned at least 36 credits at UW Colleges. Does not require institution participation so not statewide policy. UW System Administrative Policy 135

Wyoming
Yes/No Description Citation
Transferable core of lower-division courses No The state has transfer policies that allow most courses to transfer in, however have not created a transferable lower-division core of courses. If you transfer with an AA or AS you do fulfill the general education requirements but this is if you finish one of those degrees. In the FAQs of the Universal Studies Program it states that students who have not earned an AA, AS or AB will have to fulfill all USP 2015 requirements, though exceptions from the First-Year Seminar requirement will be available to those who have earned more than 30 college credits after high school graduation.
Statewide common course numbering Yes The commission must coordinate and maintain the common course numbering system to improve articulation among the community colleges and the University of Wyoming. This is called the Wyoming Course Identification System. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-18-202
Statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree Yes Students who have completed an AA, AS, or AB degree from a Wyoming Community College receive credit toward completion of the lower division general education requirements included in the University Studies Program with exception of the First-Year Seminar requirement. Graduates must have completed a minimum of 64 college-level credits with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Wyoming Community College Articulation Agreement
Statewide reverse transfer No

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