Transfers

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICY

In accordance with WASC, Senior College and University Commission’s Transfer of Credit Policy Criteria, Cogswell assumes control of award of credits based on the following:

  • Comparability and Applicability
  • Balance in the use of Accreditation Status in Transfer Decisions
  • Consistency
  • Accountability for Effective Public Communication
  • Commitment to Address Innovation
  • Applicability of Credit for Degree Purposes
  • Evaluation of Credit from Foreign Institutions

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Cogswell College has established articulation agreements with other academic institutions.

Ohlone College and Cogswell College

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).

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. Transcripts marked “Unofficial” or “Issued to Student” will not be considered for evaluation for transfer credit.


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 SubjectPassCogswell EquivalentCredits
American Government49+SSC200 U.S. Government3
American Literature49+ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature49+ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature, or ENG227 Scriptwriting, or ENG228 Creative Writing3
Biology49+BIOL130 Physical Science, or SCI100 Basic Concepts of Physics, or SCI110 The Science of Motion: Humans, Animals, Objectives, or SCI130 Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
Calculus49+MATH143 Calculus I4
Chemistry49+CHEM112 Hazardous Materials3
College Algebra49+MATH112 College Algebra, or MATH115 Basic Topics in Mathematics3
College Composition49+ENG227 Scriptwriting , or ENG228 Creative Writing3
College Mathematics49+MATH112 College Algebra3
English Composition Modular49+ENG100 English Composition and Critical Thinking3
English Literature49+ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature3
Financial Accounting49+ACC300 Accounting/Budgeting, or DMM250 Financial Models and Management I3
History of the US I49+SSC200 U.S. Government3
History of the US II49+HUM200 History of the Modern World3
Humanities49+ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature3
Introductory to Business Law49+DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I3
Natural Sciences49+SCI100 Basic Concepts of Physics, or SCI110 The Science of Motion: Humans, Animals, Objectives, or SCI130 Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
Pre-Calculus49+MATH116 Pre-Calculus4
Principles of Management49+DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I3
Principles of Marketing49+DMM140 Consumer and Market Behavior3
Principles of Microeconomics49+SSC240 Principles of Microeconomics3
Social Sciences and History49+SSC240 Principles of Microeconomics3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 164849+HUM122 World Music3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present49+HUM125 Music in Western Culture3



DANTES DSST SubjectPassCogswell EquivalentCredits
Art of Western World48+HUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art, or HUM130 Modern Art History3
Business Ethics and Society400+DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management3
Business Law II44+DMM125 Cover Your Assets3
Ethics in America46+/400+DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management3
Fundamentals of College Algebra47+/400+MATH112 College Algebra, or MATH115 Basic Topics in Mathematics3
Introduction to Business46+/400+DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I3
Principles of Finance46+/400+DMM250 Financial Models and Management I3
Principles of Physical Science I47+SCI100 Basic Concepts of Physics, or SCI110 The Science of Motion: Humans, Animals, Objectives, or SCI130 Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
Technical Writing49+ENG227 Scriptwriting, or ENG228 Creative Writing3
West Europe Since 194549+HUM200 History of Modern World3


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 I
AP Studio Art 2D Design PortfolioDAA100 2D Design I
AP Studio Art Drawing PortfolioDAA110 Sketching
AP Studio Art 3D Design PortfolioDAA230 Intro to Sculpture
AP Computer Science ASWE 212 Java Programming
AP MicroeconomicsDMM150 Principles of Microeconomics
AP Art HistoryHUM120 Nature and History of Western Art
AP English Language and CompositionENG100 Composition and Critical Thinking
AP United States Government and PoliticsSSC200 U.S. Government
AP European History or AP United States History or AP World HistoryHUM200 History of the Modern World
AP Comparative Government and PoliticsHUM200 U.S. Government
AP Calculus ABMATH143 Calculus 1
AP Calculus BC MATH144 Calculus 2
AP Physics BSCI145 College Physics 1
AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2SCI100 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 AnimationDAA100 2D Design 1
Digital Art and AnimationDAA105 Color Theory
Digital Art and AnimationDAA106 Digital Imaging Concepts
Digital Art and AnimationDAA108 Intro to Photography
Digital Art and AnimationDAA109 Web Design
Digital Art and AnimationDAA110 Sketching
Digital Art and AnimationDAA115 Figure Drawing I
General EducationENG100 Composition and Critical Thinking
General EducationENG227 Scriptwriting
General EducationENG228 Creative Writing
General EducationHUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art
General EducationHUM125 Music in Western Culture
General EducationHUM130 Modern Art History
General EducationHUM200 History of the Modern World
General EducationHUM227 Film History
General EducationMATH115 Basic Topics in Mathematics
General EducationMATH116 Pre-Calculus
General EducationMATH143 Calculus I
General EducationMATH144 Calculus II
General EducationMATH245 Calculus III
General EducationSSC200 U.S. Government
EngineeringSWE100 Introduction to Scripting: Python
EngineeringSWE110 C Programming
EngineeringSWE212 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.

TRANSFER OF COGSWELL CREDIT TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS

The transferability to other colleges or universities of credits earned at Cogswell is completely determined by the receiving institution.  Determination of award of academic credit or recognition or academic degree is at the discretion of the institution receiving the Cogswell credits.  Cogswell College cannot guarantee transfer credits to other institutions.