College Transfer Credit Guidelines
You can request to have your credits evaluated at any time in the admissions process, whether you have unofficial or official transcripts. At the time of your admission or during your first term of enrollment, you will be officially notified of the credits that are accepted for transfer to a degree program. Contact the Enrollment Department at 800.920.6723 with any college transcript questions.
How to Order Your Transcripts
Official transcripts from all prior institutions you have attended must be submitted to CSU-Global as part of the admissions process. A transcript is considered official if it is printed on official transcript paper and sent directly from the issuing school to CSU-Global in a sealed envelope. Transcripts that have been sent to the student and opened are not considered official.
CSU-Global’s preferred methods of receiving transcripts is via a secure, electronic transcript exchange such as Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Docufide, or another secure source. Students should check with the sending school for ordering information. CSU-Global will not accept faxed or emailed transcripts as official.
All other official transcript submission should be mailed to:
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Attn: Enrollment Coordinators
7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Would You Like Us to Order Transcripts on Your Behalf?
CSU-Global Campus understands that you are busy with many other commitments. In order to help streamline the enrollment process, CSU-Global can order your transcripts for you for a nominal fee per transcript. Please speak with an advisor to receive the release form or for more information.
CSU-Global is a regionally accredited university; the following guidelines are provided to assist students in understanding transferable credits for the university. The transfer information provided on the website is subject to change and may vary depending on source or type of prior credits earned. For more information and full transfer credit guidelines, refer to the Academic Catalog.
Credit is accepted by CSU-Global from regionally accredited institutions. CSU-Global may also accept credit that has been earned at non-U.S. institutions if the coursework is consistent in level and content with courses offered at regionally accredited U.S. institutions.CSU-Global may accept degree applicable transfer credit from non-traditional sources of credit. These include credit by exam, military credit, and non-collegiate sources of credit.
Prior coursework must be college-level and completed with a grade of C- or better to be accepted in transfer. University transfer credit can be awarded for academic pass/fail courses in which a passing grade that is equivalent to a "C-" or better has been awarded. Transfer grades and credits are not computed within the cumulative GPA earned at CSU-Global Campus.
College credit earned 10 or more years prior to the date of admission cannot be applied towards major or specialization requirements. However, it may be applied towards the fulfillment of many general education requirements and electives. To ensure student success, the general education areas of written communication and math may not always be fulfilled with credit earned 10 or more years prior to the date of admission; students may be required to take a current written communication and/or math course.
Quarter credits are converted to semester credits upon transfer to CSU-Global Campus. This is done by multiplying the quarter credits by 2/3 (or .667).
Transfer credit will not be accepted for courses that duplicate or significantly overlap each other in content and learning outcomes.Credit will not be accepted in transfer for courses that do not meet minimum college-level standards, which by name or description are developmental, remedial, or preparatory (examples: remedial English, developmental reading, preparatory mathematics, pre-college math, etc.)
Click here to view the list of accepted transfer exams from CLEP, DSST, and StraighterLine. Additional information is available regarding transfer from a community college to a university by visiting the Community College Transfer page.