What if I have Transfer Credits from another Institution?

You can review your transfer credit by logging into RamWeb. After you log in, follow these steps:

  • On the home page you will find a link under Records called “View My Transfer Credits.”
  • To view how your prior coursework applies towards your degree, use the “Degree Progress Audit” link to run a degree audit.
  • On your Degree Audit Report, check whether the All-University Core Curriculum AUCC – Category 1A Basic Competencies – Intermediate Writing requirement has been completed or needs to be completed.

 

If a transferred course does not have an equivalent at CSU and you believe that course could transfer to CSU as CO150, please contact Emily Morgan, the Composition Program Coordinator, (970) 491-1898 or email her at Emily.J.Morgan@colostate.edu. She will need to see a detailed syllabus for the course you have taken.

 

If you have transfer credit for CO130: Academic Writing

Your credit for CO130 will act as a pre-requisite for CO150 and you can register for CO150.

We do recognize that some students enter the University with higher levels of writing skills than we might expect given the composition courses they have taken. If you’d like to try to “test out” of CO150, you may challenge CO150 by writing the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-Evaluation Essay.

With a score of 5 or higher on the essay we will email the Transfer Office to request that your CO130 course be transferred in as CO150. CO150 credit will satisfy the All-University Core Curriculum Intermediate Writing requirement (AUCC Category 1A).

Please note that only scores of 5 or higher will mean you are awarded credit for CO150. If you earn a score of 3 or 4 you will need to take and pass CO150.

 

If your Composition course(s) transferred in as only 2 credits, rather than 3 credits

If your transfer course is fewer than 2.6 semester credits, we recommend you write the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-Evaluation Essay.

With a score of 5, we will email the Transfer Office to request that your composition course be transferred in as CO150 and we will request they waive the additional one credit. CO150 credit will satisfy the All-University Core Curriculum Intermediate Writing requirement (AUCC Category 1A).

 

If your transferred Composition course(s) was taken more than 10 years ago

You can receive an override to register for CO150 by contacting Emily Morgan, Composition Program Coordinator, at Emily.J.Morgan@colostate.edu

We don’t require students in this situation to write the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-Evaluation Essay, but we do highly recommend it.

If a student with old Composition credit writes the essay and earns a score of 5 we can transfer in their old Composition credit as CO150 and fulfill the AUCC Intermediate Writing Requirement (Category 1A).

Please note that only scores of 5 or higher will mean you are awarded credit for CO150. If you earn a score of 3 or 4 you will need to take and pass CO150.

 

If you are an international student with transfer credit for LGEN1**

To transfer your Composition course to CSU as CO150, you will need to write the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-Evaluation Essay.

With a score of 5 or higher on the essay we will email the Transfer Office to request that your LGEN1** course be transferred in as CO150. CO150 credit will satisfy the All-University Core Curriculum Intermediate Writing requirement (AUCC Category 1A).

Please note that only scores of 5 or higher will mean you are awarded credit for CO150. If you earn a score of 3 or 4 you will need to take and pass CO150.

 

The CSU Composition Placement Program is directed by Nancy Henke. For questions about the program, please contact Emily Morgan, Composition Program Coordinator, at (970) 491-1898 or email her at Emily.J.Morgan@colostate.edu