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
- Accountability for Effective Public Communication
- Commitment to Address Innovation
- Applicability of Credit for Degree Purposes
- Evaluation of Credit from Foreign Institutions
Cogswell College has established articulation agreements with other academic institutions.
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:
- 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.
- Cogswell does not accept work experience, physical education, English as a second language (ESL), or developmental/remedial courses.
- 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).
- Courses completed beyond ten (10) years are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Coursework must have been completed at the same level (upper or lower) as course for which is deemed comparable.
- 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)
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||Credits|
|American Government||49+||SSC200 U.S. Government||3|
|American Literature||49+||ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature||3|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||49+||ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature, or ENG227 Scriptwriting, or ENG228 Creative Writing||3|
|Biology||49+||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 Physiology||3|
|Calculus||49+||MATH143 Calculus I||4|
|Chemistry||49+||CHEM112 Hazardous Materials||3|
|College Algebra||49+||MATH112 College Algebra, or MATH115 Basic Topics in Mathematics||3|
|College Composition||49+||ENG227 Scriptwriting , or ENG228 Creative Writing||3|
|College Mathematics||49+||MATH112 College Algebra||3|
|English Composition Modular||49+||ENG100 English Composition and Critical Thinking||3|
|English Literature||49+||ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature||3|
|Financial Accounting||49+||ACC300 Accounting/Budgeting, or DMM250 Financial Models and Management I||3|
|History of the US I||49+||SSC200 U.S. Government||3|
|History of the US II||49+||HUM200 History of the Modern World||3|
|Humanities||49+||ENG210 Cultural Diversity in Literature||3|
|Introductory to Business Law||49+||DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I||3|
|Natural Sciences||49+||SCI100 Basic Concepts of Physics, or SCI110 The Science of Motion: Humans, Animals, Objectives, or SCI130 Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Principles of Management||49+||DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I||3|
|Principles of Marketing||49+||DMM140 Consumer and Market Behavior||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||49+||SSC240 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Social Sciences and History||49+||SSC240 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||49+||HUM122 World Music||3|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present||49+||HUM125 Music in Western Culture||3|
|DANTES DSST Subject||Pass||Cogswell Equivalent||Credits|
|Art of Western World||48+||HUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art, or HUM130 Modern Art History||3|
|Business Ethics and Society||400+||DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management||3|
|Business Law II||44+||DMM125 Cover Your Assets||3|
|Ethics in America||46+/400+||DMM365 Ethics, Development and Responsibility Management||3|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra||47+/400+||MATH112 College Algebra, or MATH115 Basic Topics in Mathematics||3|
|Introduction to Business||46+/400+||DMM110 Digital Media Business Models I||3|
|Principles of Finance||46+/400+||DMM250 Financial Models and Management I||3|
|Principles of Physical Science I||47+||SCI100 Basic Concepts of Physics, or SCI110 The Science of Motion: Humans, Animals, Objectives, or SCI130 Basic Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Technical Writing||49+||ENG227 Scriptwriting, or ENG228 Creative Writing||3|
|West Europe Since 1945||49+||HUM200 History of Modern World||3|
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 Portfolio||DAA100 2D Design I|
|AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio||DAA110 Sketching|
|AP Studio Art 3D Design Portfolio||DAA230 Intro to Sculpture|
|AP Computer Science A||SWE 212 Java Programming|
|AP Microeconomics||DMM150 Principles of Microeconomics|
|AP Art History||HUM120 Nature and History of Western Art|
|AP English Language and Composition||ENG100 Composition and Critical Thinking|
|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 Physics B||SCI145 College Physics 1|
|AP Physics 1 and 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:
|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 Intro to Photography|
|Digital Art and Animation||DAA109 Web Design|
|Digital Art and Animation||DAA110 Sketching|
|Digital Art and Animation||DAA115 Figure Drawing I|
|General Education||ENG100 Composition and Critical Thinking|
|General Education||ENG227 Scriptwriting|
|General Education||ENG228 Creative Writing|
|General Education||HUM120 The Nature and History of Western Art|
|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 Basic Topics in Mathematics|
|General Education||MATH116 Pre-Calculus|
|General Education||MATH143 Calculus I|
|General Education||MATH144 Calculus II|
|General Education||MATH245 Calculus III|
|General Education||SSC200 U.S. Government|
|Engineering||SWE100 Introduction to Scripting: Python|
|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.
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.