About the University Course Guide
Welcome to the CUNY TIPPS University Course Guide. It contains the information you need to determine how your CUNY associate degree courses transfer to the bachelor's degree programs at each of the senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Medgar Evers, New York City Technical College, Queens, Staten Island and York. Using this Guide at any point will help you plan a smooth transfer, but remember: taking courses now that meet the requirements of the senior college(s) you may wish to attend can mean less time and money spent later on.
Within this Guide, the college you are transferring from is called the Transfer From College, and the college or colleges you are considering transferring to is called the Transfer To College.
What The Guide Contains
The University Course Guide provides senior college evaluations of courses within associate degree programs. This Guide will assist you and your advisor in planning your associate degree program by helping you to select courses that will transfer for maximum credit to the senior college or colleges to which you are considering transferring. Also, the Guide enables you to determine how courses you have already completed transfer to the various senior colleges.
What The Guide Does Not Contain
The Guide does not provide a complete picture of how your associate degree program will transfer to a bachelor's degree program at one of the senior colleges. In some instances, there may be a limit on the number of associate degree courses that can fulfill bachelor's degree requirements. Thus, in determining which courses to take, you are urged to consult with your academic advisor and transfer counselor as well as to consult the appropriate senior college catalog.
Course Evaluations And What They Mean
Each of the associate degree courses you select for evaluation by a senior college will have one or two course evaluations. The possible evaluations are: Equivalent, Major Elective, Elective, and Elective Only With Associate Degree. Some courses have not received an evaluation. Instead, they have a Special Note attached to them. In addition to receiving course evaluations, associate degree courses may fulfill General Education Requirements for the bachelor's degree. The definitions for the various course evaluations are listed below.
A course receiving this evaluation may be used to fulfill a requirement toward the major at the senior college. The specific major it fulfills is noted in parentheses. In the event that you are not planning to major in that area, the course will be accepted for elective credit, described below.
A course receiving this evaluation is used to fulfill elective credit toward the bachelor's degree and does not meet a requirement in the major.
Elective Only With Associate Degree
A course receiving this evaluation is used to fulfill elective credit toward the bachelor's degree only if the student transfers after having received the associate degree. For students who transfer without the degree, the course is not transferable.
An asterisk (*) displayed instead of an actual evaluation means that the senior college has not placed the associate degree course in any of the above evaluation categories. Instead, there is a message to see the appropriate senior college academic department for information and advice.
Course Evaluation Notes
A senior college may give additional information concerning the evaluation of an associate degree course. This is contained in the Course Evaluation Note which appears after the evaluation.
In addition to receiving a transfer course evaluation, an associate degree course may meet a general education requirement in the senior college bachelor's degree program. "General Education" is a term used to identify those college-wide or degree program areas which are required of all students regardless of major. They may be called "Core", Liberal Arts "Distribution Requirements," or some other term, depending on the college.
General Education Comments
A senior college may give additional information concerning the acceptance of a course as meeting a general education requirement. This is contained in the "General Education Comment".
How Credits Transfer
A course's credits appear in parentheses after the course, e.g., ENG 101 (3). This is the actual number of credits assigned to the course. However, it does not always represent the number of credits a student will receive upon transferring.
The following guidelines help you to determine the number of credits that transfer for a particular course:
Every reasonable effort is made to keep the course information in the University Course Guide accurate and up-to-date. Neither the individual colleges nor the CUNY Central Administration can be held liable for errors in, or omissions from, this on-line service. All final decisions regarding the transferability of courses remain with the institutions involved.
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