Transfer of Credit Policy

Residency Requirements
Credits Earned At The U.S. Armed Forces Institute
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Advanced Placement Program
Credit By Challenge Examination
Challenge Examination Requirement & Process
Transfer Of Credit After Matriculation
Notice Concerning Transferability Of Credits


ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Cogswell College has established articulation agreements with the following post-secondary institutions.

Agreement Archive


If you are interested in transferring courses from another institution not listed above check out Cogswell College’s Transfer Information database here. Be advised that this listing is to serve as a guide and may change at any time. The Transfer Information Database is constantly undergoing updates to include more academic institutions and courses.


EVALUATION OF TRANSFER CREDIT

Cogswell College has developed and implemented a transfer credit policy and implementation practices for consistent application to all students. Full and accurate disclosure of policies and practices are important to ensure to all Cogswell College transfer applicants that the transfer process is built on a strong commitment to fairness and effectiveness.

Award of transfer of credit toward program completion is based upon; 1) comparability of transfer credit to requirements of the specific course in a selected program of study, and 2) compliance with stated criteria for this credit at Cogswell College.

Criteria for consideration of transfer of credit are contingent on the following conditions:

  1. For undergraduate students, coursework completed must have a minimum grade of “C”.  For graduate students, coursework completed must have a minimum grade of “B”. Courses taken for credit with a “P” grade may be transferred if a clearly defined institutional policy identifies the “P” grade as equivalent to a “C” or better for undergraduate work, or a grade of “B” or better for graduate study.
  2. Cogswell does not accept work experience, physical education, English as a second language (ESL), or developmental/remedial courses.
  3. Cogswell will consider foreign postsecondary official transcripts if evaluated and translated by a member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association for International Credentials Evaluators, INC. (AICE).
  4. Courses completed beyond ten (10) years are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Coursework must have been completed at the same level (upper or lower) as course for which is deemed comparable.
  6. Coursework must be awarded for credit value comparable to, or greater than, that required for Cogswell course (i.e., semester or quarter converted basis must equal or exceed that required by Cogswell).
    • Conversion of quarter credit to semester credits is as follows:
      -- 3 semester credits equate to 4.5 quarter credits. (multiply semester credits by 1.5)
      -- 4.5 quarter credits are equal to 3 semester credits (divide credits by 2/3rds)
  7. Official Transcripts must be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office within 30 calendar days of the start of a semester. Transcripts marked “Unofficial” or “Issued to Student” will not be considered for evaluation for transfer credit.


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

At a minimum, a student enrolled in an undergraduate program must complete at least 25% of the program of study in residence with Cogswell College (example: Program of study with 120 credits must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence).

At a minimum, a student enrolled in a graduate program must complete at least 75% of the program of study in residence with Cogswell College (example: Program of study with 30 credits must complete 22 credits in residence).


CREDITS EARNED AT THE U.S. ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE

Credit will be awarded, at the sole discretion of the College, for U.S. Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) courses if in compliance with the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces, published by the American Council on Education (ACE).


COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

Students may receive college credit for certain courses through exams administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education System (DANTES). Both programs are governed by the College Entrance Examination Board. Minimum passing scores are detailed in the tables below.

 

CLEP Subject Pass Cogswell Equivalent
American Government 49+ SSC200 U.S. Government
American Literature 49+ ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 49+ ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature, or
ENG230 Classics of the World Stage
Biology 49+ GE: Physical and Biological Sciences Requirement
Calculus 49+ MATH143 Calculus 1
Chemistry 49+ GE: Physical and Biological Sciences Requirement
College Algebra 49+ MATH115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
College Composition 49+ ENG100 English Composition
English Composition Modular 49+ ENG100 English Composition
English Literature 49+ ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature, or
ENG230 Classics of the World Stage
Financial Accounting 49+ DMM250 Financial Models and Management 1
History of the US I 49+ SSC200 U.S. Government
History of the US II 49+ HUM200 History of the Modern World
Humanities 49+ GE: Letters Requirement
Introductory to Business Law 49+ DMM110 Digital Media Business Models 1
Natural Sciences 49+ GE: Physical and Biological Sciences Requirement
Pre-Calculus 49+ MATH116 Pre-Calculus
Principles of Management 49+ DMM110 Beta Business From the Ground Up 1
Principles of Marketing 49+ DMM141 Digital Media Marketing
Principles of Microeconomics 49+ GE: Comparative Systems Requirement
Social Sciences and History 49+ GE: Comparative Systems Requirement
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 49+ HUM122 World Music
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 49+ HUM125 Music in Western Culture

 

DANTES DSST Subject Pass Cogswell Equivalent
Art of Western World 48+ HUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art, or
HUM130 Modern Art History
Business Ethics and Society 400+ DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management
Business Law II 44+ DMM125 Cover Your Assets
Ethics in America 46+/400+ DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47+/400+ MATH115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
Introduction to Business 46+/400+ DMM110 Beta Business From the Ground Up 1
Principles of Finance 46+/400+ DMM250 Financial Models and Management 1
Principles of Physical
Science I
47+ GE: Physical and Biological Sciences Requirement
Technical Writing 49+ ENG220 Technical Writing
West Europe Since 1945 49+ HUM200 History of Modern World


ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores of the Advanced Placement Test (AP). Credit in appropriate courses will be given for examinations passed with a score of 3 or higher. These tests are administered by national testing organizations and test results must be sent directly to the College by the organization in order to be valid. The following Advanced Placement Courses transfer directly into Cogswell courses:

AP Test Cogswell Class
AP Music Theory DAT102 Music Theory 1
AP Studio Art 2D Design Portfolio DAA100 2D Design 1
AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio DAA110 Sketching
AP Studio Art 3D Design Portfolio DAA230 Introduction to Sculpture
AP Computer Science A SWE 212 Java Programming
AP Microeconomics DMM150 Digital Media Forecasting
AP Art History HUM120 Nature and History of Western Art
AP English Language and Composition ENG100 English Composition
AP English Literature and Composition ENG230 Classics of the World Stage
AP United States Government and Politics SSC200 U.S. Government
AP European History, or
AP United States History, or
AP World History
HUM200 History of the Modern World
AP Comparative Government and Politics HUM200 U.S. Government
AP Calculus AB MATH143 Calculus 1
AP Calculus BC MATH144 Calculus 2
AP Psychology SSC180 Introduction to Psychology
AP Physics 1, or
AP Physics 2
SCI100 Basic Concepts in Physics
AP Physics 1 or B SCI145 College Physics 1
AP Physics 3 or C SCI245 College Physics 2

 


CREDIT BY CHALLENGE EXAMINATION

Under certain circumstances as determined by the appropriate Program Director/Chair and as approved by the Dean of the College, students may demonstrate competency and receive course credit by successfully completing associated examinations and/or assignments rather than attending class and meeting the course learning outcomes.

There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for taking a Challenge examination. Examination may only be taken one (1) time. Challenge exams will only be given for lower division courses, excluding developmental/remedial courses. A course previously failed, withdrawn, audited, or one in which a student has received an Incomplete grade, may not be challenged.

The following courses are available for challenge:

Program Course
Digital Art and Animation DAA100 2D Design 1
Digital Art and Animation DAA105 Color Theory
Digital Art and Animation DAA106 Digital Imaging Concepts
Digital Art and Animation DAA108 Introduction to Photography
Digital Art and Animation DAA109 Web Design
Digital Art and Animation DAA110 Sketching
Digital Art and Animation DAA115 Figure Drawing 1
Digital Audio Technology DAT102 Music Theory 1
General Education ENG100 English Composition
General Education ENG227 Scriptwriting
General Education ENG228 Creative Writing
General Education ENG250 Speech and Oral Communication
General Education HUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art
General Education HUM122 World Music
General Education HUM125 Music in Western Culture
General Education HUM130 Modern Art History
General Education HUM200 History of the Modern World
General Education HUM227 Film History
General Education MATH115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
General Education MATH116 Pre-Calculus
General Education MATH143 Calculus 1
General Education MATH144 Calculus 2
General Education MATH245 Calculus 3
General Education SSC200 U.S. Government
Engineering SWE101 Introduction to Scripting: Python for Non-Programmers
Engineering SWE102 Introduction to Scripting: Python for Programmers
Engineering SWE110 C Programming
Engineering SWE212 Java Programming

 

Students that desire to challenge must see the Registrar's office. Please note that challenge examinations are not counted when determining full or part time status for the term.


CHALLENGE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT & PROCESS

  • There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for taking a challenge examination. Examination may only be taken one (1) time.
  • Certain required courses may be challenged by examination. See course listings for challenge examination availability in the catalog or on the website.
  • Challenge exams will only be Offered for lower division courses (100, 200 level).  Challenge examinations are not available for developmental/remedial courses, if required.
  • A course previously failed, withdrawn, or one in which a student has received an Incomplete grade, may not be replaced by taking a challenge examination.
  • A course previously taken on an audit basis may not be replaced by taking a challenge examination.


TRANSFER OF CREDIT AFTER MATRICULATION

A student who is requesting to attend another academic institution may do so by completing a Transfer of Credit after Matriculation Permission Form available from the Registrar’s Office. Students should not register at another academic institution until receiving confirmation Cogswell College has approved the proposed transfer credit.  Students may only transfer a maximum of 20 semester credits after matriculation.

Approval requires the action of the Dean of the College and Registrar.

Students may need to provide the following information:

  • Name of Institution
  • Course Numbering System
  • Credit Hour Policy
  • Course Description
  • Cogswell Equivalency
  • Proof of Registration

Students that are attending another academic institution should consult with the Registrar; it is advised that students register for at least six credits with Cogswell Polytechnical College to be an active student. Students that are not registered for one (1) semester may be withdrawn, excluding summer semester.

No transfer credits will be accepted during the last 12 semester units of course work.


NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at Cogswell College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the baccalaureate and/or master degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the baccalaureate and/or master degrees that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Cogswell College to determine if your baccalaureate and/or master degree will transfer.