INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this document is to provide students, faculty and guidance personnel at the three public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island (the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island) with the information needed to expedite transfer among institutions.  The material included in the guide is based upon the Board of Governors policy for articulation/transfer (the full policy is included as Appendix A) and on the agreements developed each year between academic department chairs, or their representatives, from the three institutions.  Procedures related to transfer are included in this document; however, the guide is not a substitute for institutional catalogs, but an adjunct to them.  It is important that students wishing to transfer consult with transfer counselors at the institution from which they are transferring and at the one to which they seek entrance. Please be aware that, while credits may transfer, the grades do not transfer.

To familiarize students with the transfer procedures at the three public institutions of higher education, the guide includes brief statements by each of the institutions outlining the application processes and transfer procedures and policies.  In addition, relevant phone numbers for each institution are listed.  A single page explaining how to use the guide precedes the institutional pages.  The major portion of the guide contains the academic program transfer plans section, and a section which lists courses that transfer and their equivalents at the three institutions.  A section on general education requirements is included to assist students with the transfer of courses approved for general education.  Also included is a section for program admissions agreements. These are arrangements that do not focus on course equivalencies, but rather are agreements involving blocks of courses or whole programs.

Whatís New
This section highlights changes in the format of this yearís Transfer Guide for Students.

General Education categories are listed in the General Education Course Equivalency listing to help students in planning to meet these requirements

Bookmark the new URL (web address) for the 2000-2001 Transfer Guide for Students (www.ribghe.org/transfer01.htm)

Review your transfer plan carefully with your advisor.  Several course and program listings have been added, revised and expanded.  Information on transferring credits from the CCRI Honors Program can be found in the Course Equivalency section and a minor in Jazz music in the Program Transfer section.

Student Exchange Policy
Full-time students matriculated at one of the public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island may enroll for a maximum of seven credit hours of their full-time schedule per semester for study at one of the other public institutions at no additional expense.  Students will be subject to the course selection process applicable at the receiving institution.  Summer session and continuing education registrants are not covered under this policy.

Availability of the Transfer Guide
The Transfer Guide is available on the Internet (http://www.ribghe.org/transfer01.htm) and can be purchased at CCRI and RIC campus bookstores.  Review copies of the Transfer Guide can be consulted at the CCRI, URI and RIC Admissions Offices, Registrar/Records Offices, Advising and Counseling Offices, and campus libraries and learning centers.  Copies of the Transfer Guide are also available for review at public libraries and at public high school guidance offices and libraries. 
 
 
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

Section 1:  General Education Equivalents
This section has an alphabetical listing of general education courses and equivalent courses at CCRI, URI and RIC. In addition, a description of each institutionís general education program is provided.

Section 2:  Course Transfer Agreements
The Course Transfer Agreements section has a listing of courses alphabetically by academic area that will transfer to CCRI, RIC and URI.  For each course listed, the equivalency is given for each institution.  Courses are equivalent regardless of the direction of transfer unless otherwise marked.  College-level credit earned with an acceptable grade at one institution will transfer to another as earned credit with one, or more, of the following designations:

Equivalent:  Evaluated with a specific title and number as an identical course with the receiving institution.
Department Elective:  Although there is no identical course offered, the receiving institution will award department-level credit which can be used to fulfill major or minor credit requirements in the specific department.

Free Elective:  Fulfills credit hours needed for graduation but does not meet department or general education requirements.  Free elective credit may also be used in cases where a student transfers a four-credit course as equivalent to a three-credit course:  the student will receive three equivalent credits plus one free elective credit.

General Education:  Fulfills one of the institution's general education requirements.  The symbol (GE) appears to the right of each applicable course. 
 

Section 3:  Program Transfer Plans
This section has an alphabetical listing of academic program transfer plans for students who wish to complete an associateís degree program at CCRI and continue, in the most direct way, to baccalaureate programs at either URI or RIC.  The Program Transfer Plans map out the CCRI courses to take in order to fulfill the associate degree requirements and list the equivalent courses at RIC and URI.  Courses that fulfill General Education courses are noted by a (GE) next to the course title.  Most transfer plans list equivalents at both URI and RIC; however, in some instances, transfer plans apply only to CCRI and either URI or RIC.
 

Section 4:  Program-to-Program Admissions Agreements
The Program-to-Program Admissions Agreements articulate a whole program of study at CCRI with the applicable baccalaureate degree at URI or RIC.  This section lists the agreements by departments.
 
 
 
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

TRANSFERRING TO CCRI

Application Process
Call the Admissions Office at the campus to which you plan to transfer and request an application and catalog.

Admissions and Records Offices:
 

Lincoln
333-7300
Providence
455-6000
Warwick
825-2285

 The Office of Admissions and Records begins processing applications for programs which begin in the spring (January) semester, summer (May) session and fall (September) semester on September 1 prior to the date of intended entry.  A cutoff date may be imposed in many of the career programs due to the large number of applications. Most career and technical programs are highly competitive and accept students only for the fall semester; early applications are encouraged.  The Office of Admissions and Records should be consulted for specific deadlines and program information.

To apply for admission you must submit the following:  an application form and a $20 fee; high school or general equivalency transcript; and an official college transcript if you are requesting transfer credit.  Any questions concerning the official transfer credit evaluation or the transfer admissions process, should be directed to Joan Cowsill (333-7317).

Transfer Procedures
After being accepted, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits.  This evaluation will tell you the number of credits accepted and provide a specific CCRI course designation for each course transferred.  Shortly following your acceptance, you will be requested to attend a scheduling session where academic counselors will be on hand to assist you.

The orientation program will be held a week before the start of classes.  This program will also give you a chance to meet other new students and to become more familiar with the Community College's services and facilities.

Transfer Policies
CCRI may grant up to half the required credits for a degree for previously completed work.  However, non-traditional academic work such as CLEP, Armed Services courses, and appropriate life experiences evaluated by portfolio, courses taken in the career/technical areas, and coursework that is older than 10 years, are not automatically transferred, nor do they necessarily serve as prerequisites for more advanced courses.  These types of courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Courses in which a grade of "D" was received at one institution are transferable to another institution only as elective credit, unless earned in a required course in which case the course must be repeated.
 
 

TRANSFERRING FROM CCRI

Students transferring from the Community College should make an appointment with a transfer counselor well in advance of their intended date of transfer. Students are strongly advised to review the information contained in this guide about transferring to RIC (pages 9-11) and URI (pages 5-7), and, especially, the general education requirements sections (Section 1).  For more information and to plan a course of study, contact the Advising and Counseling Center at the appropriate campus:
 

Flanagan Campus
Lincoln
333-7160
Liston Campus
Providence
455-6020 
Knight Campus
Warwick
825-2304

CCRI students who have completed between 24 and 30 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 may be eligible for acceptance into the Special Programs for Talent Development at the University of Rhode Island.  In addition, to be eligible, students must attend a presentation by a Talent Development recruiter and be interviewed for acceptance into the program.

Phone numbers for student services at the Community College of Rhode Island:
 

Service
Admissions (Transfer)
Advising and Counseling
Bookstore
Career Planning
Financial Aid 
Orientation
Summer Session
Transcripts
Veterans Information
Lincoln
333-7317
333-7160
333-7010
333-7136
333-7085
333-7159
333-7300
333-7300
333-7096
Providence
455-6060
455-6020
455-6055

455-6017
455-6063
455-6060
455-6060
455-6017

Warwick
825-2125
825-2301
825-2134
825-2237
825-2281
825-2221
825-2125
825-2125
825-2125

Joint Admission Agreement Between 
Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College 
Beginning September 1, 1997, the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College have entered into a formal agreement to facilitate student progression from the associates degree into the baccalaureate degree program.  A copy of the agreement can be found in Appendix B.
 
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

TRANSFERRING TO URI
KINGSTON CAMPUS

Application Process
If you are interested in enrolling at the University of Rhode Island Kingston, your application for the fall semester should be submitted by May 1.  Applications for the spring semester should be submitted by November 1.  To apply for admission, you must submit the following:  an application form and a $30 fee for in-state applicants and a $45 fee for out-of-state applicants; high school record or equivalency diploma scores; and official transcripts of all postsecondary work sent directly from the institution at which the work was completed, whether or not you expect or desire credit for such work.  Although interviews are not required for admission, personal conferences will be scheduled for applicants whose questions cannot be resolved by correspondence or printed literature.

Transfer Procedures
Shortly after you receive your acceptance letter and have paid your confirmation fee, the Admissions Office will send your transcript to the URI college in which you intend to enroll.  You will then receive an official evaluation of your transfer credits.  This evaluation will list total credits accepted, and will designate how each course has been evaluated (i.e., URI equivalent, department elective, or free elective).  The evaluation indicates only how previous course work has transferred; your faculty advisor or dean determines how the work may, or may not, be applied toward URI requirements.  Your faculty advisor, whose name is normally included with the evaluation, will help you select appropriate courses and will assist you in planning your overall program.  Since evaluation of transfer credit is done at the URI college in which the student intends to enroll, questions concerning transcript evaluation should be directed to the appropriate college:
 

College (Deans Office)
Arts and Sciences
Business Administration 

Engineering
Human Science & Services
Nursing
Pharmacy
Environment & Life Sciences
University College

Contact Person
Joyce Allen Cain
Jane M. Stich
Clay Sink
Richard Vandeputte

Ruth Waldman
Joan Lausier
Deb Carroll 
Sarah Rockett

Phone Number
874-2566
874-2337
874-4354
874-2091
874-2244
874-2766
874-2761
874-2474
874-5505

Questions concerning the transfer admissions process should be directed to the URI Admissions Office at 874-7100.

Transfer Orientation and Registration
If you are accepted for the fall semester, you will have an opportunity to attend orientation during the latter part of June.  An orientation is held in late January for those entering in the spring.
While on campus, transfer students participate in small-group orientation sessions with trained group leaders.   This provides an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students and URI staff, have questions answered, and become familiar with the campus environment.  Directions on how, where, and when to register are provided to each admitted student by mail.

Transfer Policies
To be graduated from the University of Rhode Island, you must complete the senior year plus one-half the major credits in residence at URI.  Transfer students should pay particular attention to the fact that general education requirements, usually completed during the freshman and sophomore years, vary from one URI college to another.  You must satisfy these requirements in addition to all major requirements of the college from which the degree is sought.  The URI Undergraduate Catalog describes in full the requirements for all programs.  For information about general education requirements for each URI college refer to Section 1: General Education.

Students graduating from CCRI with an Associate of Arts degree and a cumulative grade point average of 2.4 or higher are guaranteed admission to the University of Rhode Island.

Courses taken in the career/technical areas, coursework that is more than ten years old, and credit for military service may not automatically be transferred nor necessarily be counted as prerequisites for advanced coursework.  Courses in which a grade of "D" was received are transferable only as elective credit, and if earned in a required course must be repeated.

CCRI students who have completed between 24 and 30 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 may be eligible for acceptance into the Special Programs for Talent Development at the University of Rhode Island.  In addition, to be eligible, students must attend a presentation by a Talent Development recruiter and be interviewed for acceptance into the program.

Phone numbers for student services at the University of Rhode Island:
 

Service
Admissions (Transfer) 
Financial Aid
Housing
Orientation
Phone
874-7100
874-2314
874-2215
874-2288

TRANSFERRING TO URI COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
PROVIDENCE CENTER

Application and Transfer Process
Application to the University of Rhode Island may be made at the College of Continuing Education (CCE).  Students who transfer from the Community College of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College will be evaluated using the Transfer Guide for Students.  After acceptance, students will receive an official evaluation of transfer credits. One-half of a four year bachelor of arts, bachelor of general studies, or bachelor of science degree may be taken at a two-year institution, usually 60 credits. Course work above that amount may transfer but will not lower the number of credits needed to complete a degree at the University of Rhode Island. 

Performance Based Admission
Performance based admission is applicable for students whose last full-time formal education occurred more than three years ago and who experienced academic problems at that time; who did not take a college preparatory program in high school; or who completed secondary education by earning a GED.  Regular student involvement with an academic advisor is required under this program as well as a grade point average of "C" or better in the first 15 credits at URI. Only applications for a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, or Bachelor of Science are eligible for this program.

Contacting CCE

Call Admissions and Academic Advising at 277-5160 and make an appointment with:

Cleveland Kurtz 
Bachelor of General Studies (for students with fewer than 20 college credits)

Carol Bonenfant
Bachelor of General Studies (for students with more than 20 credits) 

Adria Evans
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Gwenneth Rae
Bachelor of Science (College of Human Science and Services including: Communicative Disorders, Consumer Studies, Education, Textiles, Human Development and Family Studies, and Physical Education)

General Business Administration and Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineering - Advisor available evenings only in Student Services.

Other Contact Numbers 
General Information - 277-5000 
Registration -     277-5090
Financial Aid - 277-5019
Student Services - 277-5010
 
 
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

TRANSFERRING TO RIC

Application Process
Call the Admissions Office at RIC (456-8234) and request a catalog and an application (catalogs and applications are also available through the Advising and Counseling Centers at CCRI).  Applications are due by June 1 for the fall semester and by November 15 for the spring semester.  To apply, you must submit the following:  an application form with the $25 fee and an official transcript from each institution previously attended.

Even though interviews are not required, they can be arranged by contacting the RIC Admissions Office.  A representative from RIC holds information sessions for prospective transfer students each semester at all three CCRI campuses.  Check the Advising and Counseling Centers at CCRI or the RIC Admissions Office for dates and times.
 

Transfer Procedures
Soon after you are accepted, RIC will review your transcript(s) and will inform you of the approximate number of transfer credits you will be given.  You will receive the finalized evaluation -- listing total credits with RIC course designations -- prior to registration.  A one-day orientation program for all new transfer students is essential for making a successful transition to Rhode Island College.  At orientation you will meet with other new students, become more familiar with the RIC services and facilities, speak with a faculty advisor, and register for courses.  After you have been accepted you will receive notification of the date and time of your orientation session from the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS).
 

Transfer Policies
Questions concerning the official transfer credit evaluation or the transfer admissions process at Rhode Island College should be directed to the Office of Admissions - 456-8234.

Although you may transfer up to 90 credits, these credits may not all apply to the fulfillment of your major, minor, or general education requirements.  Consult the appropriate section(s) of RIC's catalog for specifics.

Courses in which a grade of "D" was received are transferable only as elective credit, unless earned in a course in the degree program, in which case an academic department may require that the course be repeated and a higher grade earned.  Technical/career courses and courses in which "Pass" or "Credit" grades are earned are evaluated for transfer on an individual basis.
 

Students Who Matriculate at CCRI Prior to Fall 1994
Students who matriculated at CCRI prior to fall 1994 in an Associate in Arts program, Associate in Science in Business Administration or Computer Science, or an Associate in Applied Science in Radiography are guaranteed admission to Rhode Island College if their cumulative grade point average is 2.4 or higher.  These students will be able to transfer all credits earned at CCRI.  In addition, all general education requirements at Rhode Island College will be considered as completed by these students transferring from CCRI. 
 

Students Who Matriculate at CCRI Beginning Fall 1994
Beginning with students who matriculate at CCRI in the fall 1994, and thereafter, all general education requirements at Rhode Island College must be fulfilled before graduation from RIC.  Students are advised to complete as many general education courses as possible before transferring to RIC.  Students should refer to the general education Transfer Credit Guide for RIC (Section 1) for a listing of general education requirements and course equivalencies.
 

Phone numbers for student services at Rhode Island College:
 

Service
Admissions (Transfer)
Bookstore
Career Development Center
Financial Aid
Housing
Orientation
Summer Session
Transcripts
Veterans Information
Phone
456-8234
456-8025
456-8031
456-8033
456-8240
456-8083
456-8091
456-8212
456-8213

RIC Students Taking Courses at CCRI or URI, should be aware that, because of differences in content, writing emphasis, and credit hours, the equivalencies listed for English 161 and History 161 apply only to students transferring from CCRI and URI; students already matriculated at RIC must take these courses at Rhode Island College. 

College Writing and Mathematics Competency
All students are required to complete WRTG 100 Introduction to Academic Writing (ENGL 1010 2010 or 2015).

Transfer students must score 480 or better on the quantitative portion of the SAT; pass a course equivalent to MATH 010 or 177 or higher (MATH 1670, 1680, 1700 + 1710, 1800, 1900, 1910, 1920 or 2910); pass the RIC mathematics placement exam; or pass Math 010.

Joint Admission Agreement Between Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College 
As of September 1, 1997, the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College have entered into a formal agreement to facilitate student progression from the associates degree into the baccalaureate degree program.  A copy of the agreement can be found in Appendix B.