Transfer Student FAQs
How does the transcript evaluation process work?
An official transcript is one that has been received at Colorado Technical University directly from your college or university. It must have your school’s stamped seal, date, Registrar’s signature and arrive to CTU in a sealed envelope. Contact your school’s Registrar for more information.
Upon receipt of official documents and transcripts, college-level course work from accredited colleges or universities is evaluated for transfer credit by a Prior Learning Assessment Advisor. Transfer credit is not awarded for courses that are remedial by definition of the transferring institution, or equivalent to remedial courses taught through CTU. Transcripts and records presented for evaluation become part of the student’s permanent record. Students wishing to determine the receipt status of official transcripts may contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information.
When does CTU need my transcripts?
We understand that it may take significant time to receive transcripts requested from other colleges and universities. Please begin the process of requesting transcripts as early as possible.
If you begin an undergraduate degree program pending the receipt of an official college or university transcript(s), you have until the end of the first quarter or you may be prohibited from further attendance in your degree program, which in turn could result in a grade level change.
Colorado Technical University offers graduate students the opportunity to be conditionally admitted pending receipt of their official transcript verifying completion of an accredited master's degree. Students will have up to the first day of the second quarter or term in the program of study to provide the required documentation. Extension may be granted upon approval from the Registrar’s Office. Upon receipt and review of the official transcript verifying completion of an accredited master's degree, students may be officially admitted to the university as a regular student. Students who are conditionally admitted will incur tuition and fee charges and are financially responsible for all costs of attending the University.
How are my prior college credits evaluated?
- Official college and military transcripts are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
- Only courses with a “C” grade or 2.0 or better GPA (undergraduate), or “B” grade or 3.0 or better GPA (graduate/doctoral) will be eligible for transfer credit. No transfer credit will be awarded for courses that were failed, withdrawn, or have not met the transfer credit criteria.
- Only college level and post-secondary degree applicable courses will be eligible for transfer credit. Continuing Education Units are not accepted at CTU as transfer credit, however they may be accepted as Professional Training/Certification credit. A Prior Learning Assessment Evaluator can tell you more.
- Duplication of course transfer is not permitted in any degree program.
- Transfer credit may not be applied for specific courses found in programs with programmatic accreditation or affiliation.
When is the transfer credit applied?
Transfer credit must be applied one session before a student’s course is scheduled in order to exempt the student from taking the course.
What is the maximum amount of transfer credit I can use towards a CTU degree?
- A student must complete a minimum of 25% of the total credit hours for an undergraduate degree program at CTU.
- A student must complete a minimum of 25% of the total credits hours for a Master’s degree program at CTU. Check with the CTU Graduate Programs for residency requirements.
- A student must complete a minimum of 25% of the total credit hours for a Doctoral degree program at CTU. All core and concentration courses may be transferred, but all research and writing courses must be completed at CTU. Check with the CTU Graduate Programs for exceptions.
- Students transferring to CTU under established articulation agreements may transfer in a maximum of 75% of the required program credits in associate or bachelor’s degree programs.
Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies