- Students who have earned Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees within the state of CO will have all general education requirements considered satisfied. Students who have earned AA or AS degrees outside the state of CO are required to have one course in each content area on the general education plan satisfied. This may be satisfied by transfer credit that has been approved by the transfer student coordinator to meet general education requirements. Courses can be completed either at a previous institution or with ASU. Students who have earned AAS or AGS degrees are required to complete one course in each content area on the general education plan at either a previous institution or at Adams State University.
- 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 was earned are not accepted for transfer unless the course is an integral part of an associate of arts or associate of science degree.
- Students with advanced placement scores of 3 or higher and CLEP scores in the 50th percentile or higher may receive credit upon approval by the department chair or the appropriate department.
- Vocational courses and courses which are listed as "no equivalent" at Adams State can be considered for credit if grades of A, B, or C have been earned. It is the student's responsibility to petition the courses with the transfer student coordinator after the student has completed 24 hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at ASU. Course equivalency should be approved by the appropriate department chair.
- Credit must be approved by the department chair of the student's major.
- Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 institutional hours to obtain a BA or BS degree.
- Transfer students are urged to visit the campus and meet with the transfer student coordinator to ensure a smooth transition of transfer credits.
- Transfer credit more than 10 years old must be evaluated by the transfer student coordinator (if the course falls under the general education requirements or equivalent) or the department chair of the area offfering the course for which the credit would be issued.