Transfer Policy

CMU subscribes to the guidelines of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education of the State of Missouri. CMU welcomes students with course work or associate's degrees from other accredited colleges and pledges to seek harmonious solutions to any problems that transfer students may encounter. Transfer credit from an accredited institution may be used to satisfy any course requirements where the courses or course categories are generally equivalent to CMU requirements. Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Courses not in the CMU Catalog and earned at a regionally accredited university, will be accepted as elective credit on a case-by-case basis. The Registrar, in consultation with divisional chairs, is responsible for these determinations. CMU will accept as general elective courses those courses meeting graduation requirements from the transferring accredited institution but not counting toward specific major or general education requirements at CMU. Repeated courses may only be counted once. Special Topics courses, Special Problems courses, and Internships may be repeated for credit in accordance with CMU regulations (see Registrar's Office for details). Transfer students may apply a maximum of three (3) hours of activity courses in Physical Education toward any degree. CMU computes cumulative grade point averages on the basis of all hours attempted at all colleges attended. Courses that cannot transfer are not used in GPA calculations. CMU does not accept for transfer those courses in which failing grades were received.

When CMU accepts associate's and bachelor's degrees from other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, we honor the means by which those institutions granted credit (including credit granted by internal testing-out procedures, Advanced Placement scores, International Baccalaureate scores, CLEP scores, etc.). [12/11]

See the Catalog (CLAS / CGES) for more detailed information about transferring credits.