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Kentucky Transfer Students - Kentucky's transfer policies

  • Standardized degree requirements for all Kentucky public universities.
    • 30 credit hours for the general education core
    • 60 credit hours for associate’s degrees
    • 120 credit hours for bachelor’s degrees, unless specialized or professional accreditation standards calls for additional hours.
  • Statewide general education transfer policy: Approved associate of arts and associate of science coursework is accepted for transfer and degree credit.
  • Common course numbering system among Kentucky’s community and technical colleges.
  • Required course numbering prefixes for general education courses that assure students of the possible transfer of credit.
  • Standardized scores for awarding credit for AP and CLEP exams.
  • Student-centered advising policies that emphasize alignment of student coursework to degree requirements.
  • Policies that assure that KCTCS students obtaining an AA/AS degree will receive priority admission, being admitted as juniors at any Kentucky public university, if meeting general education requirements.
  • Standardized transcripts
  • Transfer appeals processes posted on their respective websites and course catalogs.
  • Standards of readiness that guarantee students access to credit-bearing coursework without the need for developmental education or supplemental courses.