Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transferring Credit to Western
Western State Colorado University accepts credit earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities. The Office of the Registrar will complete a course-by-course credit evaluation within 4-6 weeks of your admission to Western State Colorado University. Courses in which a ‘C-‘ or better was earned that are not remedial, preparatory, non-academic, or vocational should transfer.
Western will accept a maximum of 60 semester hours from all accredited two-year institutions, and a maximum of 90 semester hours from all sources (AP, IB, CLEP, two-year and four-year accredited institutions).
Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at Western State Colorado University including at least 15 credits in a major, 8 credits in a minor, and the final credit earned to receive a Baccalaureate degree from Western.
Western does NOT transfer grades as part of your academic record, only credit. Your grade point average will be calculated solely based on your performance in classes taken at Western.
Transferring from Colorado Schools
Western has also developed Transfer Guides which can help guide course selection at Colorado community colleges.
AP, CLEP and IB Credit
Western recognizes that many students have challenged themselves in the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Credit can be earned for AP exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Official score reports must be submitted for consideration from AP and CLEP. An official transcript must be submitted for consideration for IB credit.
The following links provide specific equivalencies for individual tests. A minimum score of 3 is required for credit to be granted for most Advanced Placement tests (some require a minimum of 4). Western will grant International Baccalaureate credit for tests with a score of 4 or better. Western will award a maximum of 18 credits for CLEP exams.