The Colorado Community College System provides several options for students who choose to transfer from one of our community colleges to a 4-year college or university. Our goal is to expedite the process for students to efficiently and easily transfer their credits.
Determine which one of these transfer & articulation options is best for yourself or for your student.
The “Admissions Promise” is a program for CCCS student to easily and seamlessly transfer to specific 4-year institutions to earn a bachelor’s degree.
A Transfer or Articulation agreement allows a student to transfer a specific amount of credits from CCCS to a participating 4-year institution.
These agreements allow you to graduate from a community college with a 60-credit Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with designation, such as an Associate of Arts in Business; enroll with junior status at a university; and complete the bachelor’s degree in no more than an additional 60 credits (for a total of 120 credits).
The guaranteed transfer (gtPathways) general education curriculum available at Colorado community colleges represents the core of most* bachelor’s degrees available at our state’s public 4-year institutions. This curriculum takes some of the guesswork out of transfer because gtPathways courses, in which a student earns a C- or higher, will always transfer and the credit will apply to gtPathways requirements in every Liberal Arts & Sciences bachelor’s degree at every public Colorado institution.
Prior learning is college-equivalent learning acquired through non-traditional schooling, work or other life experiences. These might include skills from military service, job-related training, and volunteer arenas. Prior Learning Assessment is previously known as Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).