The purpose of the Transfer Guide is to provide students, faculty and advisors at the University of Rhode Island (URI), Rhode Island College (RIC), and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), with the information needed to transfer efficiently among the institutions. The material included in the guide is based upon the policy of the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE) for articulation/transfer (a list of the policies related to transfer and the web addresses to access them is included as Section 5 below) and on the agreements developed among 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 addition 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 college or university they want to attend.Please be aware that while credits may transfer, the grades do not transfer.
To familiarize students with the transfer process at each of the three public institutions of higher education, the guide includes brief statements outlining the admissions processes and transfer procedures and policies. Relevant phone numbers for each institution are listed. A brief explanation of the information included in each section follows immediately after this introduction. The guide consists of five major sections: general education requirements and equivalents, course equivalents, program transfer plans, Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA) transition plans and transfer resources. The program transfer plans involve blocks of courses or whole programs rather than course equivalencies.
Highlights of the 2006-2007 Transfer Guide
This Transfer Guide has been prepared from a database supplied to the RIOHE by CCRI, RIC and URI. The database includes a listing of courses and programs, credit values, and transferability. Questions on the information in the Transfer Guide should be directed to the institutions: Jack Humphrey at URI (874-4479), Jim Dorian at RIC (456-8212), and John Panzica at CCRI (825-2117).
will no longer be produced; however, it will be possible to download
and print sections of the Guide as needed.
Joint Admission Agreement (JAA): Community
College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode
Island, and Rhode Island College
The Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island have entered into a formal Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA) to facilitate students’ progression from the associate’s degree to the baccalaureate degree. An introduction to the Joint Admissions Agreement and the Transition Plans, which list the required courses for each program, are included in Section 4 below. The agreement and additional JAA information for students can be accessed at RI Transfers. For questions regarding the JAA, call or e-mail the JAA campus contacts (CCRI: 401-825-2384 or firstname.lastname@example.org; RIC: 401-456-8083 or email@example.com; URI: 401-874-4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Full-time students matriculated at URI, RIC, or CCRI 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. See Section 5 below for a link to this policy. Check with the Records or Enrollment Services offices of the college or university where you are matriculated for the necessary forms and the procedures to follow.
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
1:General Education Programs and Equivalents
Below is a statement of common goals for general education that are shared by URI, RIC and CCRI. A description of each instituion’s general education program is provided (followed by an alphabetical listing of general education courses and equivalent courses at CCRI, RIC and URI).
Common Goals – Different Paths
The three public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island each offer courses in general education for their students. Each institution has a distinctive mission, and each has the responsibility to establish and maintain its own general education program with separate course requirements. It is agreed these different paths do converge, and, therefore, many general education courses will transfer, with all three schools having the following common goals:
Clear, correct and effective writing in English
Persuasive speaking in English
Critical thinking and problem-solving
Cultural diversity and understanding human differences
Information access and technology application
Quantitative reasoning and analysis
Literary and artistic thought and expression
Ethically and morally informed decision making
Appreciation of global wisdom and historical perspectives
It is important to develop a plan for meeting the general education requirements. Many of the general education requirements at CCRI, RIC, or URI can be satisfied at the college you currently attend. It is a good plan to complete as many of the general education requirements before you transfer as your current school will allow. Advisors can provide advice and suggestions of courses that meet the requirements.
This section describes the general education requirements for CCRI, URI, and RIC. Please note that the general education requirements, and, in some instances, the courses that fulfill the requirements, may be specified by the college of the major. Following the descriptions of the general education programs is a list of all the general education courses and their equivalencies at the other institutions. Use the information in this section when you discuss your educational plans and select courses with an advisor.
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
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. In such cases, 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. The letter(s) following [GE] indicate
which category of general education the course meets.
Section 3: Program
This section has an alphabetical listing of program transfer plans for students who wish to complete a specific associate’s degree program at CCRI and continue 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 lists the equivalent courses at RIC and URI. Courses that fulfill general education courses are noted by a [GE] next to the course title. Some transfer plans list equivalents at both URI and RIC while other transfer plans apply only to CCRI and either URI or RIC.
What are program transfer plans?
The Program Transfer Plans show students how the courses in specific associate degree programs at CCRI transfer to RIC or URI as either the equivalent course, the general education requirement, or free elective credit; however, the application of these courses toward the bachelor’s degree will depend on the individual program of study. Students who plan to continue for a bachelor’s degree should be sure to meet with an advisor and discuss which courses will help meet the associate’s degree requirements and can be applied to the bachelor’s degree.
Why should students follow a program transfer plan?
By taking the sequence of courses listed in the program transfer plan students can, in most cases, complete the associate’s degree and transfer courses toward general education, the major, or elective requirements. Beginning at CCRI is an especially affordable and convenient way for students to get started on earning a college degree.
What are the requirements?
Students complete the associate’s degree at CCRI taking the courses listed in the program transfer plan and are required to meet any additional departmental requirements, such as the minimum G.P.A. While at CCRI, students are encouraged to consult an advisor or transfer admission officer at URI or RIC. Students are governed by the requirements in the URI or RIC catalog in effect for the year they matriculate.
What if students change their minds about transferring to RIC
Students are not obligated to transfer to URI or RIC. There
are advantages in transferring to RIC or URI, such as cost; however,
students may decide to transfer to another institution or begin a career.
How do students get started?
Before registering for courses, students interested in a program transfer plan should drop by or call the academic advising and counseling office at any of the four CCRI campuses to make an appointment (Lincoln: 333-7160, Providence: 455-6020, Warwick: 825-2301, Newport: 851-1634). An academic advisor can help students register for the right courses and make connections with helpful people at URI or RIC. The key to successful transfer is early and frequent contact with an academic advisor.
Please note: the courses listed with the symbol “” are
examples of courses meeting general education requirements in specific
categories; consult Section 1 for a complete listing of general
education courses. Please speak with an advisor before registering for
courses, and remember that the best choice will depend on the college
and program to which you are transferring.
Please note: the charts indicate the transfer value of CCRI courses at RIC or URI. Some of the CCRI courses will transfer as equivalent courses, some as general education requirements and some as elective credits. Consult with an advisor at CCRI and the transfer admission officer at RIC or URI in order to determine the best selection of courses
To be in the Joint Admissions program, you must follow one of the JAA transition plans. The Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA) Transition Plans list the specific courses that lead to a general studies degree at CCRI and that will be applicable to specific majors at URI or RIC. This section lists the agreements alphabetically by baccalaureate major. An overview of the JAA is also provided.
JOINT ADMISSIONS AGREEMENT TRANSITION PLANS
1. What is the Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA)?
JAA is a program for CCRI students that lets you be conditionally accepted at RIC or URI while at CCRI
Students follow a JAA Transition Plan which is the list of the courses you will take at CCRI that will transfer and be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in a specific major at URI or RIC
2. What are the benefits JAA?
Earn 60 credits at CCRI that apply to the specific major you choose at RIC or URI
Receive advising from CCRI and URI or RIC advisors
Register for courses with other RIC or URI students with 60 credits
Gain access to a tuition discount at RIC or URI
The application fee for RIC or URI is waived
Receive invitations to special programs for JAA students
3. Am I eligible to sign up for JAA?
You must be enrolled at CCRI
The JAA application must be signed before you earn 30 credits (including transfer and other earned credits)
You cannot use the JAA to return to the same institution (RIC or URI) where you were previously a degree student
You know the major you want and there is a Transition Plan for that major. Go to RI Transfers (www.ribghe.org/ritransfers.htm) and click on JAA Transition Plans for the most current list of majors
You plan to transfer to RIC or URI
You declare General Studies as your major at CCRI
4. How do I sign up for JAA?
Make an appointment at the Advising and Counseling Office to discuss your transfer plans and goals
Complete and sign the application
Get a copy of your JAA Transition Plan
Get a RI Transfers bookmark so you can access JAA information online
Request a copy of the JAA Student Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
5. What are the next steps?
Turn the form into Office of Enrollment Services
If General Studies is not your major, change your major to General Studies at the Office of Enrollment Services
6. What are the requirements to stay eligible and transition through JAA?
Each semester consult with a CCRI advisor and a RIC or URI JAA advisor on course selection
Complete a JAA Transition Plan
Complete all institutional requirements at CCRI and at RIC or URI
Complete the General Studies associates degree and JAA Transition Plan at CCRI within five years
Graduate from CCRI with a 2.4 GPA or higher
Send the Intent to Enroll form, an official CCRI transcript, and an enrollment deposit to RIC or URI by the deadline on the form
7. What is the Joint Admissions Award for Academic Achievement (JA-AAA)?
The JA-AAA is a reduction on undergraduate tuition that is based on your grade point average according to the following scale
Use the planning sheet to record the courses you have taken and those that you need to take to complete your program. Refer to the listings in the Transfer Guide and record how your course selections will transfer. Print out the planning sheet and take it with you when you meet with an advisor will help you to use the advising time efficiently.
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