Definition of "Transfer Students"
- CATALOG OF GRADUATION
- TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH AN ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
- TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED A DESIGNATED 42 HOUR GENERAL EDUCATION BLOCK
- COURSE-BY-COURSE EVALUATION OF TRANSFER CREDITS
- GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER APPEALS
- CATALOG YEAR APPEALS
- GEP CODES
Transfer students from Missouri public colleges and universities may follow the general education and general baccalaureate degree requirements in effect at Missouri State University when they first enrolled (or re-enrolled after an absence of one calendar year or more) as degree-seeking students at the institutions from which they transferred. The general education catalog year for these students will be established at the point of admission on the basis of this policy. Students who elect instead to follow the general education and general baccalaureate degree requirements in effect during the first semester at Missouri State University may do so by notifying the Degree Check Office.
Students who transfer to Missouri State University from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Arts degree will be considered to have met all the general education requirements of Missouri State University.
During the summer of 2000, the Coordinating Board for the Higher Education in Missouri approved a new general education transfer policy. This policy requires all participating institutions (public and private) in the state to designate a general education block consisting of at least 42 semester hours of credit which addresses 8 state-defined general education goals. When this new system is fully operational, students who complete the 42 hour general education block at one institution may transfer to another participating institution and have their block treated as equivalent to the general education block of the receiving institution. Any general education classes outside the 42 hour block that are required of all students at the receiving institution may also be required of incoming transfer students.
The Missouri State University 42 hour transfer block consists of all the courses comprising the on-campus general education program (See the General Education Worksheet) EXCEPT: GEP 101 and HST121-122. In the later instance, students without an appropriate American history class on their transfer transcript will be required to complete such a class at Missouri State University.
Students who transfer to Missouri State University without either an Associate of Arts degree or a completed 42 hour general education block from a participating Missouri institution have their transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis. The results of this evaluation are available on the my.missouristate.edu portal once they have been admitted to the university. Questions regarding these evaluations should be referred to the Office of Admissions.
Transfer equivalences from many Missouri colleges and universities are available on the Missouri State University web site at www.missouristate.edu/transfercredit.
If the student wishes to have the course re-evaluated to see if it might be the direct equivalent of a specific Missouri State University class, they should contact their academic advisor to discuss the reevaluation process then access the process through the academics tab on my.missourstate.edu.
NOTE: This is the only option a student has if they want to have the class reevaluated as a direct equivalent of one of our classes. This would be an important consideration if the class in question might be needed as a prerequisite for another class they need or want to take. The same is true if they hope to apply the course to their major, minor, etc.
If, on the other hand, the student wishes to have the course re-evaluated to see if it may be used to fulfill a Missouri State University general education requirement, and is NOT concerned about achieving a direct course equivalent, they should contact their academic advisor to discuss the reevaluation. Log in to my.missouristate.edu, go to the "Academic" tab to make your request. If the request is approved, to satisfy the "spirit" of the chosen category, a GEP code (see below) will be assigned. A syllabus must be provided.
A second category of appeal involves those who were degree-seeking students at Missouri State University prior to Fall, 97 (and thus, were once under the old general education program) but because they subsequently stepped out of the university for a year or more before returning, are now under the new general education program.
*Many of these students would like to remain under the old program. Contact Jessica Silvey at email@example.com to make an appoint with Dr. Darabi, who will consider your appeal, but ONLY if the student had completed (or were within ONE class of completing) the old general education program prior to stepping out.
*If the student had more than one class left in their general education program when they stepped out, they must fulfill the requirements of the new program.
The GEP codes are listed below along with their applicability to both the old and new general education programs. If a student's transfer evaluation form or audit shows a GEP code it means the course may be used to satisfy that category of our general education program.
|Course||New General Education||Old General Education|
|GEP 1||First-Year Foundations||Intro to University Life|
|GEP 2||Computers for Learning||Not Applicable|
|GEP 3||Public Speaking||Com 105, 115|
|GEP 4||Writing I||ENG 11|
|GEP 5||Writing II||ENG 120, 150|
|GEP 6||MTH 130 or higher||MTH 135 or higher|
|GEP 7||KIN100||KIN 100|
|GEP 8||AST/PHY (LAB)||AST/PHY (LAB)|
|GEP 9||AST/PHY (NO LAB)||AST/PHY (NO LAB)|
|GEP 10||BIO/BMS (LAB)||BIO/BMS (LAB)|
|GEP 11||BIO/BMS (NO LAB)||BIO/BMS (NO LAB)|
|GEP 12||CHM (LAB)||CHM (LAB)|
|GEP 13||CHM (NO LAB)||CHM (NO LAB)|
|GEP 14||GRY/GLG (LAB)||GRY/GLG (LAB)|
|GEP 15||GRY/GLG (NO LAB)||GRY/GLG (NO LAB)|
|GEP 16||CS-HUMANITIES PER.||GRY/GLG (NO LAB)|
|GEP 17||CS-SOCIAL SCIENCES PER.||SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|GEP 18||SU-SOCIAL/BEHAVIORIAL PER.||SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|GEP 19||SU-HUMANITIES PER.||HUMANITIES|
|GEP 20||SU-CREATIVITY & VISION PER.||HUMANITIES|
|GEP 21||AMERICAN STUDIES-HST||AMERICAN STUDIES-HST|
|GEP 22||AMERICAN STUDIES-PLS||AMERICAN STUDIES-PLS|
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