Transfer Students and Transfer Credits

The following ASU policies apply to students with transfer credits.

Transfer Students
Transfer students who have earned a 2.3 cumulative GPA and 12 transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university, or students who have earned a transferable Colorado AA or AS degree may be unconditionally admitted to Adams State University. Individuals with an in-state or out-of-state BA/BS degree (including more than 10 years old) will have their general education courses accepted in total as meeting ASU's general education requirements with the exception of time sensitive courses (e.g., computer science courses, geography). Time sensitive courses will not be accepted over 10 years old.

In determining the cumulative grade-point average at ASU, work accepted in transfer will not be included in the grade-point average. Only all work taken at Adams State will be included. The GPA earned at previous institutions is determined by ASU and noted on the ASU transcript. If a course is repeated, the last grade earned is used in the GPA computation.

Individuals with an in-state AA/AS degree (including more than 10 years old) will have their general education courses accepted in total as meeting ASU's general education requirements.

Individuals with an out-of-state AA/AS degree (including more than 10 years old) will have their general education courses accepted in total as meeting ASU's general education requirements if they have successfully completed at least one course in each of the following areas: communications (English), history, science (with lab), math, human behavior, and art and literature. Courses from these areas that have not been completed may be completed at ASU. Upon completion the entire degree will be accepted.

Individuals with awarded Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.), vocational classes which have academic content will be accepted in transfer as elective credits. For example, this would include, but not be limited to, nursing, EMT, fire fighting, welding, farm management, etc. Courses which are graded with a letter grade or P/F, or S/U are acceptable. This policy excludes refresher courses, remediation and courses in which a grade of "D" or less was given. Students must still meet all major requirements, general education requirements, proficiencies, and upper division hours.

Transfer Credit
Credit is accepted by ASU from accredited institutions recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. A maximum of 90 semester hours will be applied toward degree completion at ASU.

Associate Degree students will be allowed to use in their degree a maximum of 45 semester transfer credits. The remaining 15 credits must be earned with ASU.

Adams State will accept work in which grades of A,B,C,P (pass), CR (Credit) and S were earned for transfer credit. Courses in which a grade of D or lower was earned are not accepted for transfer unless the course is an integral part of a Colorado Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree.

Admission Procedure for Transfer Students

  • 1. Return completed Undergraduate Admission application form to ASU Extended Studies.
  • 2. Submit the application fee:
  • Bachelor Degree - $30 (non-refundable)
  • Associate Degree - $30 (non-refundable).
    Note: The $30 fee for the bachelor's degree is waived for students completing the ASU Associate Degree program and entering the bachelors program.
  • 3. Have former college(s) send official transcript(s) directly to Extended Studies.
  • 4. Students completing less than 12 credits of transfer work must also submit ACT/SAT scores and an official high school transcript. All application materials must be mailed to:

Adams State University
Extended Studies - Distance Degrees
208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101