May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Transfer Articulation Agreement


Kansas Systemwide General Education Program Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

A student who completes an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree based on a baccalaureate-oriented sequence at a state and regionally accredited Kansas public community college and whose program of study has met the requirements of the Kansas Public Community College-Kansas Public University Transfer Agreement and Articulation Guide will be accepted with junior standing and will have satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities. Each Kansas public institution verifying that the student has met the Kansas Systemwide General Education Program shall note “K.S. Systemwide General Education Completed” on its official transcript. Students transferring to Kansas Public Universities who have not completed an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will be given general education credit for any articulated general education course completed at the community college.

Points of Clarification

  1. This Agreement applies only to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree transfers from state and regionally accredited public community colleges in Kansas. The Agreement does not include transfers from nonaccredited community colleges or other colleges.
  2. Transfer students accepted for admission at Kansas public universities with the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will automatically be given junior standing with the understanding that:
    1. Each receiving institution has the right to determine admission standards for the various majors in their institutions.
    2. Transfer students are subject to the same institutional assessment policies and procedures as resident students of the receiving institution.
    3. A Kansas public institution may request that a specific major include general education requirements that deviate from the systemwide general education requirements established by this policy by submitting a request to the General Education Council. A Kansas public institution that receives approval to modify one or more requirements of the systemwide general education framework for a specific major shall use the remaining portions of the systemwide general education framework that were not included in the approved modification. The General Education Council shall issue a recommendation to approve or deny the request. The General Education Council’s recommendation shall be submitted for review to the Board President and Chief Executive Officer, who will determine if the request is approved or denied. Each request shall include a degree requirements sheet outlining the proposed general education requirements (disciplines, course title options, and credit hours), the major requirements (course titles and credit hours), and any other course requirements that are needed to complete the degree and shall address the following:
      • Identify the major for which the institution is requesting to modify the systemwide general education requirements and/or add to the systemwide general education requirements.
      • If requesting a modification, identify the discipline area(s) of the systemwide general education framework the institution seeks to modify.
      • If requesting to add credit hours to the systemwide general education requirements, identify the addition being requested.
      • Identify the challenges the systemwide general education requirements create for students in this major (if, for example, it extends the time to a degree beyond four years or results in certain critical courses being left out of a major).
      • Identify the systemwide transfer courses that can be applied to satisfy the modified systemwide general education requirements and/or additions to the systemwide general education requirements. Identify any accreditation and/or licensure requirements associated with this major that make it impossible to employ the systemwide general education requirements.
      • The institution will ensure that the potential modified general education or additional general education requirements will not create barriers to transfer students.
      • Public universities are encouraged to develop program-to-program articulation agreements for the A.A.S. degree, particularly when offering applied baccalaureate degrees.
      • Completed technical programs (non-degree) and completed A.A.S. degrees shall transfer according to option (1) or (2) below:
        1. As a block to articulated programs at community colleges, technical colleges, and universities with program-to-program articulation agreements.
        2. On a course-by-course basis
          • The Registrar will evaluate the clock hours and assignthe appropriate credit hours. These converted hours will be posted to the student’s transcript after the transfer student completes a minimum of 12 credit hours at Coffeyville Community College.

General Education Requirements at State Universities and Participating Coordinated Institutions.

The general education requirements at each state university and each participating coordinated institution shall consist of the following:

Effective no later than the 2024 fall semester, each Kansas public institution shall use a common systemwide general education framework within associate of arts (A.A.) degrees, an associate of fine arts (A.F.A) degrees, and an associate of science (A.S.) degrees, and all baccalaureate degrees.

The systemwide general education framework shall include 34-35 credit hours within the following seven areas. A student shall be considered to have completed the systemwide general education framework for A.A. degrees, A.F.A degrees, A.S. degrees, and all baccalaureate degrees by meeting the following requirements:

English Discipline Area - 6 Credit Hours

Communication Discipline Area - 3 Credit Hours

Math and Statistics Discipline Area - 3 Credit Hours
(Must be college level. Intermediate algebra shall not meet any of the math degree requirements)

Natural and Physical Sciences Discipline Area - 4-5 Credit Hours
One course with a lab from the following subject areas:
Anatomy
Astronomy Biochemistry
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Earth Science Ecology
Environmental Science Geology
Meteorology Microbiology Physical Geography Physical Sciences Physics
Physiology Zoology
Other subjects that the offering institution determines fit within the area of the natural and physical science

Social & Behavioral Sciences Discipline Area - 6 Credit Hours
A minimum of two courses from two of the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Criminal Justice Economics
Ethnic and/or Gender Studies Geography
Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology
Other subjects that the offering institution determines fit within the social sciences area

Arts & Humanities Discipline Area - 6 Credit Hours
A minimum of two courses from two of the following subject areas:
Art *
Communications
Cultural Studies Dance*
English
General Humanities History
Literature
Modern and Classical Languages Music*
Philosophy Religion Theater*
Other subjects that the offering institution determines fit within the arts and humanities
*The application of performance courses in this subject area is at the institution’s discretion.

Institutionally Designated Area - 6 Credit Hours
This area provides flexibility for each Kansas public institution to define requirements to account for societal issues, local needs, and institutional priorities (Intermediate algebra shall not meet any of the requirements in this area).
Computer Concepts and Applications or Computer Information System or Higher-Level Computer Course
College Orientation 1 & 2

Kansas Independent Colleges

Kansas Community Colleges have entered into a transfer agreement with nineteen Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) members. Students who transfer AA or AS degrees from participation institutions will be granted junior status, and the credit transferred will satisfy all or most general education requirements a the receiving institution. The agreement also recognizes Kansas Systemwide Transfer (SWT) credits if a student has not yet graudated but is transferring at least 24 credit hours.