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Statewide Articulation Agreements
General Education (GE) Council
GE Council is convened pursuant to §23-1-108.5 (3) Colorado Revised Statute. The council’s statutory duties include:
- Recommend to CCHE a system of common course numbering for gtPathways;
- Recommend to CCHE coursework to include in gtPathways;
- Recommend to CCHE statewide articulation agreements; and
- Participate in and collaborate with DHE on Faculty-to-Faculty Conferences.
Faculty to Faculty Conferences
Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements
The purpose of a statewide transfer articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete a bachelor’s degree program (B.A. or B.S.) at any public four-year college or university that offers that bachelor’s degree program. You should check with the community college where you start and the 4-year school you wish to transfer into to ensure you are registering for the appropriate courses.
Other Transfer Agreements
The following transfer agreements were created prior to the 2010 legislation that changed the definition of a statewide transfer agreement and, therefore, no longer meet the legal definition. The schools that signed on to these agreements still honor them, however. Please check with the community college where you start and the 4-year school you wish to transfer into to ensure you are registering for the appropriate courses.
Institutional Transfer Guides
Related Colorado Statutes and CCHE Policies
- Colorado Revised Statutes: The most recently updated version at LexisNexis is linked here. It is always better to go directly to the statute rather than the bill that created or amended it.
- §23-1-108(7), Colorado Revised Statute
- Defines “Statewide Degree Transfer Agreement” as an agreement among all state institutions of higher education for the transfer of an AA or AS degree and applies to common degree programs;
- Stipulates that under these agreements, receiving institutions shall accept in transfer all credit hours of acceptable courses in an AA or AS degree; if admitted, students will be enrolled with junior status; the receiving institution may not require any additional credits of lower-division gtPathways courses (except for those necessary for preparation in the degree program and which are published and do not extend the time to degree beyond that required for native students); credits earned within 10 years of transfer shall apply; the GPA required of transfer students shall be no higher than that required of native students; and
- Requires at least fourteen of these agreements by July 1, 2016 (H.B. 10-1208).
- §23-1-108.5(1-6), Colorado Revised Statute
- Authorizes GE Council and a statewide articulation matrix system of common course numbering (gtPathways general education core) (H.B. 01-1298 “The Berry Bill”).
- §23-1-125(1-5), Colorado Revised Statute
- Defines-Student Bill of Rights, Degree Requirements, Implementation of Core Courses, Competency Testing, Credit for Prior Learning, and Nonpublic Institution of Higher Education Participation in gtPathways (H.B. 01-1263 “The King Bill” and S.B. 10-108).
- §23-60-211(1-2) and §23-71-123(3), Colorado Revised Statute
- Allows Colorado Community College System and Junior Colleges to offer degrees with designation for statewide transfer/articulation agreements (S.B. 10-088).
- CCHE Policy I, L: Statewide Transfer and gtPathways Policy
- CCHE Policy I, T: Student Complaint Policy
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