A maximum of six (6.00) non-Colgate credits may be counted toward the Colgate degree. This includes college courses taken at other institutions prior to matriculating at Colgate, Advanced Placement credit, courses taken during summer or intersessions, or in semester-long Approved Programs. (Transfer students should refer to the University Catalogue
for information on transferring coursework from their previous institution.)
Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university (U.S., Canada), or on an approved study-abroad program. Students with upper-class standing (rising juniors, seniors) may not receive credit for courses taken at a two-year institution. Courses must be comparable to those offered at Colgate and fit within the scope of our liberal arts curriculum. (Business, marketing, vocational or professional courses, and National Outdoor Leadership [NOLS] courses are examples of courses that will not be considered.) Online courses are accepted for summer sessions only.
Students planning to take courses elsewhere for transfer toward the Colgate degree must complete the appropriate transfer credit application (available at the top of this page). The completed application must be submitted to the registrar’s office, along with course descriptions or syllabi, prior to enrolling in the courses. Courses in the Division of Natural Science/Mathematics, in English, or in a student's major or minor also require departmental/program approval. Approval for all
courses in the major/minor must be obtained whether or not they are intended to count toward major/minor requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to seek appropriate approvals.
Designated Transfer Credit Evaluators
Transfer courses may not
be used to satisfy the Common Core requirement or the Global Engagements requirement.