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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic affairs EFFECTIVE: June 4, 2008
Section: 402.4.4 Wyoming Community College Transfer Summary

The goal of this procedure is to provide Wyoming Community College students an opportunity to continue a full-time or part-time education toward a baccalaureate degree, when transferring from any of the Wyoming community colleges to any North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution, following the student's completion of the requirements of an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree. Students who graduate with an AA or AS degree are assured of an opportunity to continue studying toward a bachelor's degree on a full-time or part-time basis at one of the baccalaureate degree-granting institutions of the NDUS. Upon transfer, these students will be afforded junior (third year) standing, based on the number of completed credits.

Students who are verified, by official transcript or by official correspondence from one of the Wyoming community colleges, to have completed a general education core of at least 36 credits also will be granted credit for having met lower division general education requirements at the receiving North Dakota institution. Students may be required to complete other courses, which may fall under a general education category, only if the courses are required as part of the student's major and were not completed prior to transfer or are a part of the receiving institution's upper division general education requirements.

Since not all of the Wyoming community colleges require speech as part of their general education programs and since speech is a degree requirement of all North Dakota baccalaureate programs, it is suggested that Wyoming students complete a speech course prior to transferring.

To be eligible under this assurance, students must:
  1. complete an AA or AS degree,
  2. have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale,
  3. apply for admission to the receiving institution,
  4. supply the receiving institution with all required documentation,
  5. meet all deadlines set by the receiving institution,
  6. be in good standing with the prior institution and
  7. be subject to the criminal justice disclosure and review process of each campus.

All students should seek academic advisement from both the sending institution and the receiving institution well in advance of attempting transfer. Students also should attempt to complete all prerequisites for admission to a chosen major. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for admission to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions where the student's chosen major is offered.

Some specific programs (education, pharmacy, nursing, etc.) require additional or higher admission standards than those listed above, or may be required by federal or state licensing agencies to ensure additional criteria are met. Should a student meet the eligibility requirements listed above and not be admitted to a particular NDUS baccalaureate program, the student should contact the NDUS Director of Articulation and Transfer for assistance in resolving the issue or finding an alternate institution or program.

Students who have completed an AA or AS degree from a Wyoming institution and require assistance should contact the NDUS Director of Articulation and Transfer by visiting www.transfernd.com or by calling 701.328.2974 or 701.777.0885.

Reference: SBHE Policy - 402.4  

History:
New. Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, June 2008.
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