Transfer Credit Policies

Southern Connecticut State University accepts transfer credit earned from courses taken at regionally accredited institutions and recognizes learning experiences outside the traditional college classroom may be equivalent to those that occur in the classroom in terms of meeting the objectives of established courses and programs. Acceptance of transfer and alternative credit varies depending upon specific degree requirements and relevant departmental, School or College, and/or external accrediting agency standards. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers college-level courses and exams that students can take in high school. Students should have their official score report sent from College Board to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for evaluation.  These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways:

  • Major course credit.
  • General Education (LEP) credit.
  • Elective credit (i.e. course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits). 

Credit will not be awarded for any AP exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit.  Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU for the current catalog year. 

AP Capstone Exams

Topic                             Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent LEP Requirement Met
Research 3 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Seminar 3 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  

AP Arts Exams

Topic                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent LEP Requirement Met
Art History 3 ART 104 or ART 105 
(3 credits)
Cultural Expression
2-D Art and Design  3 ART 112 (3 credits)                 

3-D Art and Design 3 ART 113 (3 credits) Creative Drive
Drawing 3 ART 150 (3 credits) Creative Drive
Music Theory 3 MUS 220 and 225 
(5 credits)
 

AP English Exams

Topic                                Minimum Score   SCSU Course Equivalent    LEP Requirement Met
English Language 
& Composition
3    ENG 110 (3 credits)     Written Communication
    Pre-requisite
English Language 
& Composition
4    ENG 112 (3 credits)    Written Communication

English Language 
& Composition
5    ENG 112 (3 credits)    Written Communication
English Literature 
& Composition
3    ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
English Literature 
& Composition
4    ENG 112 (3 credits)    Written Communication

English Literature 
& Composition
5    ENG 112 and 217   
   (6 credits)
   Written Communication 
   and Cultural Expression

AP History and Social Sciences Exams

Topic                                Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent LEP Requirement Met
Comparative 
Government & 
Politics
3 PSC 200 (3 credits) Social Structure, 
Conflict & Consensus
European History 3 HIS 100 (3 credits) Time & Place
European History HIS 100 and 101 
(6 credits)
Time & Place
Human Geography 3 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Human Geography GEO 200 (3 credits) Cultural Expression
Macroeconomics 3 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Macroeconomics ECO 100 (3 credits) Social Structure, 
Conflict & Consensus
Microeconomics 3 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Microeconomics 4 ECO 101 (3 credits) Global Awareness
Psychology 3 PSY 100 (3 credits) Mind & Body
U.S. Government 
& Politics
3 PSC 260 (3 credits) American Experience
U.S. History 3 HIS 110 (3 credits) American Experience
U.S. History HIS 110 and 111 
(6 credits)
American Experience
World History: Modern 3 HIS 0100 (3 credits) Global Awareness

AP Math and Computer Science Exams

Topic                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent LEP Requirement Met
Calculus AB 3 MAT 150 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus BC 3 MAT 150 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus BC MAT 150 and 151 
(8 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Computer Science A 3 CSC 152 (3 credits)  
Computer Science 
Principles
3 CSC 101 (3 credits) Technological Fluency
Pre-calculus 3 MAT 122 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Statistics 3 MAT 107 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning

AP Sciences Exams

Topic    Minimum Score        SCSU Course Equivalent   LEP Requirement Met
Biology      3        BIO 102 and 103 
       (8 credits)
  Natural World II:
  Life and Environment
Chemistry      3        CHE 120 and 121 
       (8 credits)      
  Natural World I & II:
  Physical Realm & Life
  and Environment
Environmental 
Science
     3        ENV 100 (3 credits)  
Physics 1:   
Algebra-Based
     3        PHY 0100 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm
Physics 1: 
Algebra-Based 
     4           PHY 200 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm
Physics 2: 
Algebra-Based
     3        PHY 0100 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm
Physics 2: 
Algebra-Based
     4         PHY 201 (4 credits)  
Physics C: Electricity 
and Magnetism
     3        ELE 0100 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm
Physics C: Electricity 
and Magnetism  
     4         PHY 231 (4 credits)  
Physics C: Mechanics      3        ELE 0100 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm
Physics C: Mechanics      4         PHY 230 (4 credits)   Natural World I:
  Physical Realm

AP World Languages and Cultures Exams

Topic                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent           LEP Requirement Met
Chinese Language 
and Culture
3 CHI 101   (3 credits)           Multilingual Communication 
Chinese Language 
and Culture
4 CHI 101, 200  and 210 
(9 credits)     
           Multilingual Communication
           and Cultural Expression
French Language 
and Culture
3 FRE 101   (3 credits)            Multilingual Communication 
French Language 
and Culture  
FRE 101, 200 and 210 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication,
           Cultural Expression and
           Global Awareness
German Language 
and Culture
3 GER 101 (3 credits)            Multilingual Communication 
German Language 
and Culture
GER 101, 201 and 202 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication
           and Cultural Expression
Italian Language 
and Culture
3 ITA 101 (3 credits)            Multilingual Communication 
Italian Language 
and Culture
ITA 101, 200 and  210 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication
           and Cultural Expression
Japanese Language 
and Culture
3 JPN 101 (3 credits)            Multilingual Communication 
Japanese Language 
and Culture
JPN 101, 200 and 210 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication
           and Cultural Expression
Latin 3 LAT 101 (3 credits)            Multilingual Communication
Latin 4 LAT 101, 200 and 0200 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication
           and Cultural Expression
Spanish Language 
and Culture
3 SPA 101 (3 credits)             Multilingual Communication
Spanish Language 
and Culture
SPA 101, 200 and  210 
(9 credits)
           Multilingual Communication,
           Cultural Expression and
           American Experience
Spanish Literature
and Culture    
3 SPA 398 (3 credits)  

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

SCSU has entered into additional transfer agreements with the colleges and universities listed below.  Each agreement outlines a pathway and commitment between institutions for certain academic programs, as well as eligibility criteria for students interested in applying. 

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity for students to obtain academic credit by obtaining a satisfactory score on nationally standardized examinations prepared by the Educational Testing Service.  Students should have their official results sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for evaluation. These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways:

  • Major course credit.
  • General Education (LEP) credit.
  • Elective credit (i.e. course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits). 

Credit will not be awarded for any CLEP exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit. Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU for the current catalog year. 

Note: The SCSU Code for CLEP exam registration is 3662.

CLEP Business Exams

Topic                                                Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent            LEP Requirement Met
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 200 (3 credits)  
Information Systems 50 CSC 200 (3 credits) Technological Fluency
Introductory Business Law 50 MGT 240 (3 credits)  
Principles of Management 50 MGT 300 (3 credits)  
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 200 (3 credits)  

CLEP Composition and Literature Exams

Topic                                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent             LEP Requirement Met
American Literature 50 ENG 217 (3 credits) Cultural Expression
Analyzing and 
Interpreting Literature  
N/A Not Accepted  
College Composition N/A Not Accepted  
College Composition 
Modular
50 ENG 111 (3 credits)  
English Literature 50 ENG 217 (3 credits) Cultural Expression
Humanities 50 ART/LIT/MUS/THR 
0100 (3 credits)
Cultural Expression

CLEP History and Social Sciences Exams

Topic                                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent             LEP Requirement Met
American Government 50 PSC 260 (3 credits) American Experience
History of the United    
States I
50 HIS 110 (3 credits) American Experience
History of the United    
States II
50 HIS 111 (3 credits) American Experience
Human Growth and Development  50 PSY 219 (3 credits)  
Introduction to 
Educational Psychology
50 PSY 370 (3 credits)  
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 100 (3 credits) Mind and Body
Introductory Sociology 54 SOC 100 (3 credits)  
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 100 (3 credits) Social Structure, 
Conflict & Consensus
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 101 (3 credits) Global Awareness
Social Sciences and History 50 ECO/GEO/HIS/PSC 
0100 (6 credits)
Time and Place
Western Civilization I 50 HIS 100 (3 credits) Time and Place
Western Civilization II 50 HIS 101 (3 credits) Time and Place

CLEP Science and Mathematics Exams

Topic                                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent             LEP Requirement Met
Biology 50 BIO 100 and 101 
(6 credits)
Natural World II: 
Life and Environment 
Calculus 50 MAT 150 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Chemistry 50 CHE 120 (4 credits) Natural World I: 
Physical Realm
College Algebra 50 MAT 120 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
College Mathematics  50 MAT 103 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Natural Sciences 50 BIO/CHE/ESC/PHY 
0100 (6 credits)
 
Precalculus 61 MAT 122 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning

CLEP World Languages Exams

Topic                                               Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent             LEP Requirement Met
French Language 
Level 1 Proficiency
50 FRE 100, 101 (6 credits) Multilingual Communication
French Language 
Level 2 Proficiency
59 FRE 100, 101, and 200 
(9 credits)     
Multilingual Communication and Cultural Expression
German Language 
Level 1 Proficiency  
50 GER 100, 101 (6 credits) Multilingual Communication
German Language 
Level 2 Proficiency
60 GER 100, 101, and 201 
(9 credits)
Multilingual Communication and Cultural Expression
Spanish Language 
Level 1 Proficiency
50 SPA 100, 101 (6 credits) Multilingual Communication
Spanish Language 
Level 2 Proficiency
63 SPA 100, 101, and 200 
(9 credits)
Multilingual Communication and Cultural Expression

For each of the world languages, there is only one exam, and it covers both Level 1 and 2 content.  SCSU awards 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 59 on French Language, 60 on German Language, and 63 on Spanish Language.)

connecticut state university exchange

Any matriculated full-time student enrolled at a public institution of higher education in Connecticut who has paid tuition at his or her college or university will be admitted on a space available basis without further charge to any course offered by a university within the Connecticut State University System provided the course is not offered at the student’s college or university and the student’s admission to such course(s) is recommended by the president or appropriate academic officer from his/her college or university. No student will be permitted to carry more than two courses in any semester without consent of the president of the host campus.  

DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TESTS (DSST)

This credit by exam program offers students the opportunity to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom to accomplish their educational goals. While the exams are funded for active-duty military, DSST exams are not just for those in the military. Adult learners, homeschooled students, and military veterans are also eligible to earn college credits through DSST.  Students can visit DSST exams to review offered exams, test prep, and locate a test center. 

Students should have their official results sent to the Transfer Admissions & Services Office for evaluation. These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways:

  • Major course credit.
  • General Education (LEP) credit.
  • Elective credit (i.e. course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits). 

Credit will not be awarded for any DSST exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit. Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU for the current catalog year. 

DSST Exams

Topic                             Minimum Score SCSU Course Equivalent LEP Requirement Met
A History of the Vietnam War 400 HIS 320 (3 credits)   
Art of the Western World 400 ART 0100 (3 credits)   Cultural Expression
Astronomy 400 ESC 0100 (3 credits)  
Business Ethics and Society 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Criminal Justice 400 SOC 162 (3 credits)  
Computer and Information 
Technology
400 CSC 101 (3 credits)  Technological Fluency
Environmental Science 400 ENV 100 (3 credits)  
Ethics in America 400 PHI 220 (3 credits)   Mind and Body
Foundations of Education 400 EDU 0200 (3 credits)   Social Structure, 
  Conflict & Consensus
Fundamentals of College Algebra 434 MAT 100 (3 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning Pre-requisite

Fundamentals of Counseling 400 PSY 0100 (3 credits)  
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
General Anthropology 400 ANT 101 (3 credits) Social Structure, 
Conflict & Consensus
Health and Human Development 400 PCH 201 (3 credits) Mind and Body
Human Resources Management 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
History of the Soviet Union 400 HIS 242 (3 credits) Time and Place
Introduction to Business 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Introduction to Geography 400 GEO 100 (3 credits) Time and Place
Introduction to Geology 400 ESC 0100 (3 credits)  
Introduction to Law Enforcement N/A Not Accepted  
Introduction to World Religions 400 PHI 207 (3 credits) Mind and Body
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 400 PSY 0100 (3 credits)  
Management Information Systems 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Math for Liberal Arts 434 MAT 103 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Money and Banking 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Organizational Behavior 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Personal Finance 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Principles of Advanced English 
Composition
400 ENG 112 (3 credits) Written Communication
Principles of Finance 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Principles of Public Speaking 400 COM 101 (3 credits)  
Principles of Statistics 434 MAT 107 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Principles of Supervision 400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Substance Abuse  400 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Technical Writing 400 ENG 304 (3 credits)  
The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 HIS 0200 (3 credits) American Experience

GENERAL EDUCATION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

The General Education (LEP) Director of Advisement will assess each transfer credit to determine if it satisfies any General Education (LEP) Foundations or Explorations requirements upon transfer. 

LEP Foundations: First-Year Experience 

Students transferring to Southern for the first time with 15 or more credits, or students who readmit or transfer with an *associate degree or higher, will be exempt from this requirement.

LEP Foundations: Multilingual Communication 

Students transferring to Southern for the first time with 60 or more credits, or students who readmit or transfer with an *associate degree or higher, will be exempt from this requirement.

LEP Foundations and Explorations: All Requirements

Students meeting either of the following criteria will be exempt from all LEP Foundations and Explorations requirements: (1) students transferring or readmitting to Southern with a bachelor’s degree, or (2) students transferring or readmitting to Southern with an *associate degree, or students transferrring to Southern for the first time with 60 or more credits, which includes all the following:

  • 3 credits in MAT 103, 106, 107, 108, 120 or higher
  • 3 credits in ENG 112 or 120
  • 3 credits in Sciences (BIO, CHE, ESC, ENV, MAR, PHY)
  • 3 credits in Social Sciences (ANT, COM, ECO, GEO, JRN, PSC, PSY, SOC)
  • 3 credits in Arts & Humanities (ART, ENG, HIS, JST, LIT, MDS, MUS, PHI, THR, WGS, WLL) excluding ENG 110, 112, 119, 120
  • 24 additional credits in any of the above disciplines, CSC, and/or a world language above the 100 level (SPA, ITA, GER, FRE, LAT, CHI, JPN) excluding ENG 110, 112, 119, 120 and MAT 100, 100P, 102.

W-Writing Requirements

Students transferring to Southern for the first time with 60 or more credits will be exempt from one writing course requirement; students transferring for the first time with 90 or more credits will be exempt from two writing course requirements; students who readmit or transfer with an *associate degree will be exempt from one writing course requirement; and, students who readmit or transfer with a bachelor's degree will be exempt from all three writing course requirements.

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) General Education Alignment

Students transferring any of the CT State General Education competency areas below will receive transfer credit towards the Southern degree requirement outlined:

CT State General Education Area Southern Degree Requirement
Continued Learning and Info Literacy LEP Foundations: First-Year Experience (3 cr.)
Written Communication I LEP Foundations: Written Communication Prereq. (3 cr.)
Written Communication II LEP Foundations: Written Communication (3 cr.)
Quantitative Reasoning LEP Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr.)
Scientific Reasoning LEP Explorations: Natural World I or II (3-4 cr.)
Scientific Knowledge
and Understanding                    
LEP Explorations: Natural World I or II (3-4 cr.)
Historical Knowledge LEP Explorations: American Experience or Time & Place (3 cr.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences LEP Explorations: Mind & Body or  Conflict & Concensus (3 cr.)
Oral Communications LEP Explorations: Explorations Elective (3 cr.)
Arts and Humanities* LEP Foundations: Multilingual Communications, or
LEP Explorations: Creative Drive, Cultural Expression, or Global Awareness (3 cr.)
*Students taking ESL or World Language Level 1 courses for Arts & Humanities credit at CT State will receive free elective credit instead of credit towards LEP Foundations or Explorations at Southern.

*Associate degrees earned by current Southern students through the Reverse Transfer program (i.e. using credits earned at Southern to be awarded the transfer degree from CT State) are not evaluated for LEP exemptions.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

Students who completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or took individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams at the Higher Level (HL) at their high school/secondary school should submit official score reports to the First Year Admissions Office for evaluation.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Students who completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with a total score of 30 or higher and a score of 4 or higher on each exam will have the following Liberal Education Program (general education) requirements waived:

  • Multilingual Communication
  • Written Communication Pre-requisite
  • Written Communication
  • Cultural Expression

In addition, students will be awarded up to 30 credits for scores of 4 or higher on Higher Level exams as outlined below.

Individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams

Students will be awarded up to 18 credits for individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams taken at the Higher Level (HL) with a score of 4 or higher. These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways:

  • Major course credit.
  • General Education (LEP) credit.
  • Elective credit (i.e. course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits). 

Credit will not be awarded for any IB exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit.  Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU for the current catalog year. 

IB Exams

IB Minimum 
HL Exam Score

SCSU Course Equivalent

LEP Requirement Met

Biology 4 BIO 102 (4 credits) and
BIO 103 (8 credits)
Natural World II: 
Life and Environment
Business Management 4 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Chemistry 4 CHE 120 (4 credits) Natural World I: 
Physical Realm
Classical Languages 4 LAT 200 (3 credits) Multilingual Communication
Computer Science 4 CSC 101 (3 credits) Technological Fluency
Dance 4 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Design Technology N/A Not Accepted  
Economics 4 ECO 100 (3 credits) Social Structure, 
Conflict and Consensus
Film 4 COM 258 and 360 
(6 credits)
 
Further Math 5 MAT 107, 150, and 178 
(10 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Further Math 6 MAT 107, 150, 178, 372, 
and 375 (16 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Geography 4 GEO 100 (3 credits) Time and Place
Global Politics 4 PSC 270 (3 credits) Global Awareness
History HIS 0200 (3 credits)  
Information Technology CSC 101 (3 credits) Technological Fluency
Language and Literature ENG 112 (3 credits) Written Communication
Language B, 
Language ab initio
FLA 101 and 200 
(6 credits)
Multilingual Communication and Cultural Expression
Literature ENG 217 (3 credits) Cultural Expression
Math-Analysis and Approaches MAT 150 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Analysis and Approaches 5 MAT 150 and 151 
(8 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Applications 
and Interpretation
MAT 150 and 221 
(8 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Higher Level: Statistics 
and Probability
5 MAT 107 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Higher Level: Discrete 
Mathematics
5 MAT 178 (3 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Higher Level: Calculus 5 MAT 150 (4 credits) Quantitative Reasoning
Math-Higher Level: Calculus 6 MAT 150 and 151 
(8 credits)
Quantitative Reasoning
Music MUS 210 (3 credits) Cultural Expression
Philosophy ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Physics PHY 200 and 201 
(8 credits)
Natural World I: 
Physical Realm
Psychology PSY 100 (3 credits) Mind and Body
Social and Cultural 
Anthropology
4 ANT 100 (3 credits)  
Sports, Exercise, and 
Health Science
4 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Theater 4 ELE 0100 (3 credits)  
Visual Arts 4 ART 0100 (3 credits)  

LIFE/WORK EXPERIENCE

Charter Oak State College has been designated as a Portfolio Assessment Center for State institutions that do not have internal portfolio assessment processes. Many SCSU departments and programs accept credits based on Portfolio Assessment awarded by Charter Oak State College and other regionally accredited colleges and universities when such credits are applicable to the student's degree program. Matriculated students may obtain further information about the Charter Oak State College Program from the Academic Advisement Center, located in Buley Library 102.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Credit for military experience is determined according to American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript.  Students with military experience should have their official transcript sent to the Transfer Admissions & Services Office for evaluation. 

NON-COLLEGIATE TRAINING PROGRAMS

Many businesses, industries, and other non-accredited institutions provide formal training opportunities for which some academic credit may be awarded. Application of credit as it relates to the student's degree requirements is determined by the Transfer Admissions & Services Office in conjunction with the student's major department in accordance with American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations as published in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. Official transcripts, diplomas or certificates are required. SCSU also accepts credits for programs conducted by non-collegiate organizations not evaluated by ACE in accordance with specific local agreements which comply with regulations of the Connecticut Board of Regents (BOR) for Higher Education.

RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)

Students may earn a commission in the United States Air Force or in the United States Army by completing requirements of the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program as part of their studies at the University.

Air Force

The AFROTC program is available to Southern Connecticut State University students at Yale University's main campus in New Haven. Through the AFROTC program, Southern Connecticut State University students, without paying extra tuition, can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. The freshman and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. Scholarships are also available for qualified students. These scholarships pay up to full tuition and fees, as well as money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend.

Students enroll in a four-year or three-year (if joining in their sophomore year) AFROTC sequence. Students commute to New Haven for AFROTC-specific classes and events. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to Southern and counted toward degree requirements as free electives. Qualified students should contact the AFROTC office at (203) 432-9431 or visit our website at AFROTC.yalecollege.yale.edu/.


Army

The University of New Haven Army ROTC Program welcomes and challenges students to join "The UNH Corps of Cadets." Students will learn the foundational skills of overall leadership and management, while potentially earning benefits through tuition assistance and monthly stipends based on their performance. The instructors teach dynamic tactical environments or civilian careers.

Prior service and veteran students are particularly welcome in the UNH Corps of Cadets. The experience gained through service is priceless. It will only further develop peers in the ROTC program while refocusing knowledge through the prism of leadership. The UNH Corps of Cadets strongly supports the Yellow Ribbon Program, as well. For questions call (203) 931-2930 or visit: https://www.newhaven.edu/lee-college/undergraduate-programs/rotc/index.php.

SEAL OF BILITERACY

Students who are awarded the Seal of Biliteracy and provide proof of certificate will transfer in 6 credits for 101-level and 200-level foreign language, which satisfies both the Multilingual Communication and Cultural Expression requirement for the general education program.

STUDY ABROAD

The University is pleased to provide a diverse array of study abroad opportunities, encompassing semester and year-long programs, as well as short-term faculty-led programs available during summer, spring recess, and winter session. Students participating in semester or year-long programs may opt to waive up to two Explorations general education requirements. However, departmental degree requirements cannot be waived unless authorized by the department, and students cannot waive both Natural World science requirements.

Our University maintains numerous exchange partnerships worldwide, enabling students to enroll in foreign universities while paying SCSU tuition and associated fees. For more details, students are encouraged to reach out to the Office of International Education at EN A-220, by phone at (203) 392-6756, or visit the website: www.SouthernCT.edu/oie.

Under any study abroad consortium agreement, all courses must receive pre-approval from both the Office of International Education and the Office of Financial Aid to ensure continued financial aid eligibility. Consequently, adequate preparation time, typically several months before departure, is necessary. Grades earned abroad are assessed following World Education Services guidelines and are recorded as transfer credits on the Southern transcript: A+ thru C recorded as ‘T1’, C- recorded as ‘T2’, D+ thru recorded as ‘T3’, and F recorded as ‘T4’. These transfer credits do not contribute to the grade point average; however, the corresponding transfer grade will be noted on the student's transcript as attempted credit to evaluate satisfactory academic progress. It is the student's responsibility to furnish an official transcript of grades earned abroad to Southern's Office of International Education within 30 days of the subsequent semester; failure to do so will result in a failing grade being issued.

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

New Transfer Students

Southern evaluates transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions and issues an official transfer credit evaluation at the time of acceptance.  Southern accepts transfer credit for prior courses with grades of "C- "or better.  

Remedial and/or developmental credits are non-transferable. 

Where credit was earned in a pass-fail or credit-no credit grade option, transfer credit will be awarded according to the definitions on the transferring institution’s transcript key as meeting the minimum grade equivalent of T1 (Transfer grade of C or better) or T2 (Transfer grade of C-). For students who previously completed an associate degree at one of the Connecticut public community colleges or taken courses prior to admission from Eastern, Western, and Central Connecticut State University transfer credit may be awarded for minimum grade equivalent of T3 (Transfer grade of D+, D, D-) for pass-fail or credit-no credit grade option. Transfer grades are not included in Southern's calculation of grade point average (GPA).  Transfer credits are subject to course-by-course evaluation towards program requirements or they may be applied towards free electives in the program.

Students will be admitted with either freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior level standing based on the overall number of transfer credits and must meet all graduation requirements in order to earn an undergraduate degree from Southern. This includes completing a minimum of 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree and taking at least 30 credits at Southern.   For more information on any transfer credit policy or procedures, please contact Transfer Admissions & Services.

Students who previously completed an associate degree at one of the Connecticut public community colleges will be accepted with a minimum of 60 credits in transfer, including credit for passing grades of ‘D-‘ or higher, subject to course-by-course evaluation towards SCSU program requirements.  SCSU also accepts passing grades of ‘D-’ or higher for courses taken prior to admission from Eastern, Western, and Central Connecticut State University.

Current Students

Current degree-seeking students, who plan to take courses at another institution, must complete a Transfer Credit Request, be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and receive prior approval to apply the transfer credit(s) towards their program requirements at Southern.  Students who will not be concurrently registered for any courses at Southern must also submit a Leave of Absence form to maintain matriculation status while attending another institution.

Only courses completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities with grades of "C-" or better can be transferred. Upon completion, students must submit an official transcript to the Transfer Admissions & Services Office showing proof of completion.  Students will not receive duplicate credit for any course in which they have already earned credit.  Transfer grades are not included in Southern's calculation of grade point average (GPA); therefore, transfer courses may also not be used for grade placement.  Students may search our database of transferable courses for pre-approved course equivalents.  

TRANSFER TICKET PROGRAMS

Southern Connecticut State University offers guaranteed admission to students who are planning to enroll upon completion of their Transfer Ticket associate degree, with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, from a Connecticut Community College.  Specific academic and professional programs may have additional admission requirements.

Students will be accepted to SCSU with a minimum of 60 credits transferred to meet specific general education and degree requirements, will be admitted with junior-level standing, and will not have to complete more than 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree in the same Transfer Ticket discipline.

Review the Transfer Ticket Programs and admission requirements.