College level credits and courses completed at other colleges, universities or institutions are evaluated for
transfer to Century based on official
transcripts received at Century from institutions you previously attended. Information is mailed directly to
you about your transfer of credits and courses from other institutions. You can view your own degree audit using
Century's Degree Audit Report System (DARS).
Your DARS report provides you with a degree audit and evaluation of the coursework necessary to complete your
degree or program at Century and shows your coursework officially accepted in transfer to meet the academic
requirements for your chosen degree or program of study at Century.
Not every course that transfers will help a student graduate. One question transfer students should consider is,
“Will your credits fulfill requirements for your chosen degree or program of study?” If students change their
career goals or program of study, they might not be able to complete all degree requirements within the usual
number of graduation credits. You should refer to Century's Transfer of Credit Policies for
further information about how courses transfer to Century. You may also refer to
u.select to obtain accurate information
about how courses will transfer into and out of Century.
Transfer of Credit Policies
Transfer of credit and courses will be evaluated based on policies and procedures of Century College, as
outlined in Century's catalog, Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities system policies and procedures and according to
Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA).
Transfer of credit will be considered for college level coursework completed at accredited institutions:
- Regionally Accredited Degree-granting public, private, nonprofit and for-profit,
two- and four-year institutions in the United States conferred by the
Higher Learning Commission, (a
Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and/or parallel accrediting agencies in
other regions of the United States.
- Non-Regionally Accredited: Specialized institutions, including distance learning
providers and freestanding professional schools recognized by the
Council of Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA) and the U.S. Department of
Education (USDE). Coursework will be considered on a course-by-course basis through a petition
process and will be judged to be comparable or equivalent to courses offered at Century.
Transfer Course Evaluation
Courses will be reviewed and considered for transfer as follows:
- General education coursework completed at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities that fulfills the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will be accepted at Century based on the completion of the MnTC at the originating college or university.
- General education coursework completed at the University of Minnesota or other institutions outside the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will be considered for transfer as:
- Equivalent to a Century general education course and MnTC Goal Area
- Not equivalent to a specific Century course, but fulfill a MnTC Goal Area
- Coursework that is not general education will be considered for transfer as:
- Equivalent to a specific course in a career program (within five years of course completion, if in a technical program)
- Elective credit that does not apply toward general education or career course requirements (including technical courses over five years old)
Students are responsible for collecting and providing necessary supporting course information to Century,
which enables satisfactory consideration of transfer credit and courses. Students may be asked to provide a
course outline or syllabus, course description or reading list to determine course comparability.
To be eligible for a degree from Century, students must earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Century College. The degree residency requirement will be reduced to 12 college-level credits for students transferring at least 8 college-level credits from another MnSCU institution and/or the University of Minnesota. At least one third of the credits for a diploma or certificate must be earned at Century. To receive a MnTC notation on the Century College transcript students must have attended one semester (completed at least one college-level course) at Century College.
Transfer GPA and Grades
All college level courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C, D or P/S will be considered for
transfer evaluation. No F grade courses will be accepted. Transfer credit grades
will not be used in computing a student's GPA at Century except for some special programs that require the
calculation of GPA for application to the program, such as
Radiologic Technology. Only
earned transfer credits (not grade point credits or grade points) will be recorded on the official Century College
Courses approved for transfer must be comparable in nature, content, and level and match at least 75% of the
content and goals of the course syllabus for which the student is seeking equivalent credit.
Transfer of Credit Appeals
Students have the right to appeal transfer evaluations. Complete and submit a
Transfer Course Evaluation Appeal
form to the Transfer Students/DARS Office.
General education and elective credits have no transfer time limit. The timeliness of credits applied to career
programs is considered when evaluating transfer credits. Technical career courses must be taken within the past
five years to qualify for transfer and to fulfill technical program requirements.
The number of transfer credits granted per course will not exceed the number granted by the originating
institution. The conversion of quarter hours to semester hours is 0.667 for each quarter hour.
Repeated Transfer Courses
When a course transfers as equivalent to a Century course and that course is later repeated at Century, only
the credit and grade earned from Century College will be granted. If after completing a Century course, a course
transfers as equivalent to that same course and if that course was completed during a year/term after the same
Century course was completed, only the transfer credit will be granted. Students must complete and submit the
Repeat of Course Form
to the Records Office when transferring repeated courses. Veterans and other students who receive financial
assistance from an outside agency should check for agency rules that do not permit payment for courses that are
taken more than once.
Technical/Vocational College Credits
Generally a maximum of 16 semester credits (24 quarter credits) will be accepted and considered elective credit
that will not count toward general education course requirements. Students may petition to accept additional
credits for those courses that are judged to be comparable or equivalent to courses offered at Century.
Credit for Prior Learning
Credit achieved through college level alternative or nontraditional education experiences are considered for
transfer, according to published national standard guidelines established by the
American Council on
Education (ACE) or other similar national organizations.
Credit for prior learning includes:
Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement program is administered by the
Entrance Examination Board through which high school students complete designated college level courses in
high schools and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. Students must
official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to Century's Records Office.
An AP exam score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale will be considered for transfer. A complete
list of AP exams and how they transfer to Century is available through
Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)
Students who successfully completed the CPS exam in the past seven (7) years and have earned ten (10) Century
College credits will receive a maximum of 16 elective credits.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program is administered by the
Entrance Examination Board through which students of any age have the opportunity to demonstrate college level
achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Students must have their
CLEP score report sent directly to Century's Records Office. A CLEP exam score of 50% or higher
will be considered for transfer. A list of CLEP exams and how they transfer to Century is available through
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST)
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support program sponsors a wide range of examination
programs to assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals. DANTES and DSST exam scores that meet
ACE minimum score recommendations are considered for transfer.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Baccalaureate Organization's (IBO) Diploma Program (DP) is a course of study for students age 16 to 19 that
leads to examinations in various subjects. Students who participate in the full Diploma Program are required to
study and take examinations in six different academic subjects. Exams with a score of 30 or higher and higher
level exams with a score of 4 or higher will be considered for transfer.
Credit achieved through military training will be considered for transfer according to the
Guide to the Evaluation of
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services by ACE. Veterans who receive financial assistance should check
for rules that do not permit payment for courses that are taken more than once and refer to
Century's Veterans Benefits Information.
Successful completion of designated courses (grade of B or higher) through
Tech Prep at Northeast Metro Career
and Technical Center and/or Northeast Metro Tech Prep Consortium may substitute for specific college courses, or
as elective credits in some programs at Century College. Tech Prep credit for students who are admitted and
registered at Century and submit their original Tech Prep College Credit Certificate or Northeast Metro Career and
Technical Center transcript to Century's Records Office will be considered for transfer.
Competency Based Education (CBE)
Competency Based education allows students to present nontraditional life and work learning experience as
competencies to be evaluated for credit. Competencies must be the equivalent of what would have been achieved or
learned through college coursework. Credits will transfer as general electives unless approved for other
Credit by Exam
Applicable college level coursework recorded as "Credit by Examination" on a student's transcript from another
college or institution will be considered for transfer.