Transfer of Credit Policy


ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Cogswell College has established articulation agreements with other academic institutions.

Cañada College and Cogswell College

Evergreen Valley College and Cogswell College

Ohlone College and Cogswell College

San Jose City College and Cogswell College

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.