Transfer Agreement and Articulation Guide
Kansas Public Community Colleges ~ Kansas Regents Universities
A student who completes an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree based on a baccalaureate oriented sequence at Dodge City Community College, and whose program of study has met the requirements of the Kansas Public Community College-Kansas Public University Transfer Agreement and Articulation Guide, will be accepted with junior standing and will have satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities. Students transferring to Kansas Public Universities who have not completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be given general education credit for any articulated general education course completed at the community college.*
This voluntary commitment reaffirms the intent to cooperate with sister colleges and universities in matters of student transfer and articulation for the ultimate benefit of all transfer students in the State of Kansas. More specific information is available from admissions counselors and faculty advisors.
*See the nine points of clarification below.
Points of Clarification
1. This Agreement applies only to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree transfers from state and regionally accredited public community colleges in Kansas. The agreement does not include transfers from non-accredited community colleges or any other colleges.
2. Transfer students accepted for admission at Kansas public universities with the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will automatically be given junior standing with the understanding that:
a) Each receiving institution has the right to determine admission standards to the various majors in their institutions.
b) Transfer students are subject to the same institutional assessment policies and procedures as resident students of the receiving institution.
3. General education is defined as follows: General education provides students with facility in the use of the English language and a broad intellectual experience in the major fields of knowledge. It insures that each graduate will have experienced some of the content, method and system of values of the various disciplines which enable humanity to understand itself and its environment at a level of abstraction beyond that found in secondary school studies.
Although the following distribution of courses does not correspond to the General Education requirements at any Kansas public university, it will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities.
A minimum of 45 credit hours of general education with distribution in the following fields will be required. General education hours totaling less than 45 will be accepted, but transfer students must complete the remainder of this requirement before graduation from the receiving institution, which may require an additional semester(s).
12 hours of Basic Skills courses, including:
6 hours of English Composition
3 hours of Public Speaking or Speech Communication
3 hours of college level Mathematics; college algebra and/or statistics will be required of transfer students where University curriculum requires it
12 hours of Humanities courses from at least three of the following disciplines:
Art**, History, Literature, Music**, Philosophy, Theater**
**Performance courses are excluded.
12 hours of Social and Behavioral Science courses from at least three of the following disciplines:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
9 hours of Natural and Physical Science courses from at least two disciplines (lecture with lab).
Transcripts of students fulfilling the requirement of this agreement will be appropriately coded by the sending institution.
4. Because each institution retains its right to define the requirements of a baccalaureate degree, additional courses, not in the transfer agreement may be required.
5. Other associate degrees and certificates may be awarded for programs which have requirements different from baccalaureate oriented sequences or a primary objective other than transfer. Students in such programs wishing to transfer to Kansas public universities are to be considered outside of the terms of this agreement. Students attempting to transfer into Technology, Engineering and Architecture programs are considered outside this agreement. It is recommended that 2 + 2 and 2 + 3 arrangements be developed for the above programs of study. Acceptance of course credit for transfer from such programs will be determined by the receiving institution on the basis of application of the courses to the baccalaureate program in the major field of the student. Credit for equivalent technical courses may be granted by departmental examination.
6. Transfer students preparing for teacher certification must meet the general education requirements as outlined by the State Board of Education. Teacher certification requirements have been incorporated into the degree requirements of Kansas public universities.
7. Foreign Language requirements are viewed as graduation requirements and not as general education requirements for purposes of this agreement.
8. A transfer student may be required to take freshman or sophomore courses to meet particular requirements or course prerequisites of a given major or minor.
9. The spirit of the Agreement indicates that transfer students are to be judged academically in the same way as non-transfer students.