Transfer equivalency guides
The Office of the Registrar provides transfer guides to advisors, faculty, staff and students to aid in the advising process. The guides are unofficial and subject to change; official equivalencies are determined by the Office of the Registrar at the time of each individual student's evaluation.
Traditional transfer credit is any credit awarded by an institution of post-secondary education that carries Columbia College approved accreditation (all regional and some national accrediting bodies). See the Transfer Equivalency Portal for Columbia College’s most up-to-date listing of traditional transfer credit equivalencies.
Columbia College grants credit for non-traditional learning experiences based on the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. This type of credit includes exam credit such as:
- AP: Advanced Placement exams
- CLEP exams
- DANTES exams
- DLPT: Defense Language Proficiency tests
- Military service and training
- PIC: Partners in Corrections
- PILE: Partners in Law Enforcement
- Professional licenses
Transfer equivalency credit may be granted for graduate level coursework. Please see the Graduate level credit transfer policy for more information.
International Baccalaureate Transfer Credit: IB Transfer Guide
Students who have participated in the International Baccalaureate diploma program may be eligible for up to 10 hours of transfer credit. Award of credit varies based on the student's scores and diploma completion.
Military experience credit will be awarded based on students' length of service and rank. See the Military Experience Credit Chart for detailed information, and check the Non-traditional Credit Transfer Guide for the Military Service and Training transferability table, featuring the list of Columbia College courses with guaranteed transferability to/from other SOC DNS institutions.
Columbia College is a member of the Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC) and the Central College (IA) study abroad consortium, and shares exchange programs with Robert Gordon University-Scotland and Kongju National University-Republic of Korea. Students may pursue a study abroad experience with any of these programs and institutions, or propose to attend a study abroad institution of their choice.
Click the link above to view the current list of study abroad transfer equivalencies, or visit the Columbia College Study Abroad website for more information.