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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

Transfer Equivalency Portal

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.

Non-traditional transfer credit

Non-traditional transfer guide

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 (DSST) exams
  • DLPT: Defense Language Proficiency tests
  • Military service and training
  • PIC: Partners in Corrections
  • PILE: Partners in Law Enforcement
  • Professional licenses

Graduate transfer credit

Institutions with approved graduate level equivalencies

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 transfer credit

Military Experience Credit Chart

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 transfer guide for the Military Service and Training transferability table, featuring the list of Columbia College courses.

Education abroad transfer credit

Education abroad equivalencies

Columbia College is a member of the Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC) and the Central College (IA) education abroad consortium, and the college shares exchange programs with Robert Gordon University-Scotland and Kongju National University-Republic of Korea. Students may pursue an education abroad experience with any of these programs and institutions or may propose to attend an education abroad institution of their choice. 

Click the link above to view the current list of education abroad transfer equivalencies, or visit the Columbia College Education Abroad website for more information.


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