__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Campus Administrative Policy Statement Title: Source: Prepared by: Transfer Credit Limits Academic and Student Affairs Director of Admissions Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Mark Alan Heckler Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs June 17, 2004 Approved by: Effective Date: Replaces: NA ______________________________________________________________________ A. Introduction This policy clarifies how many credits CU-Denver will accept in transfer from two and four-year institutions of higher education. B. Policy Statement 1. Community/Junior College Credit a. Effective summer semester 2004, the University of Colorado at Denver will accept a maximum of 60 community and/or junior college semester credit hours. The sixty credit hour limit will include CU-Denver courses taken at community colleges via interinstitutional registration. b. 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, so that no more than 60 credit hours will be applied to the CUDenver degree. Advisors may select the best 60 credit hours to apply to degree requirements from among all transferable courses. c. Automatic exception to the 60 credit hour transfer credit limit. (1) A transition period will be granted for some Colorado community college students who began studies under the previous transfer credit limit of 72 credit hours. Students will receive an automatic exception to the 60 credit hour transfer credit limit if they: Enrolled at a Colorado community college during spring and/or summer 2003; and, Maintained continuous community college enrollment, defined as at least one course during fall and spring semesters; and, Matriculated at CU-Denver immediately following their last community college term of enrollment, summer not required; and, Completed all community college courses no later than the end of summer semester 2005; and, Matriculated at CU-Denver no later than fall semester 2005. (2) An automatic exception to the transfer credit limit is given only once--upon initial admission to CU-Denver. If a student has been admitted to CU-Denver and transferred more than 60 credit hours, s/he may not return later to a community college and transfer in additional credit hours. d. The 60 credit hour transfer limit does not apply if a CU-Denver school or college has signed an articulation agreement allowing transfer of credit in excess of 60 credit hours. 2. Four-Year College/University Credit a. Effective summer semester 2004, the University of Colorado at Denver will accept a maximum of 90 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 credit hours from community/junior colleges. b. 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, so that no more than 90 credit hours can be applied to the UCD degree. Advisors may select the best 90 credit hours to apply to degree requirements from among all transferable courses.