UNIVERSITY POLICIES ON
TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION
The City University of New York has developed system-wide policies related to the transfer of undergraduate course credit and program articulation within the University. The first two policies, passed in November 1972, govern the transfer of credit for associate degree graduates completing the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees while the third policy, passed in May 1973, governs the transfer of credit for graduates completing Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The fourth policy, passed in June 1985, reaffirms the 1972 policies and addresses the transferability of liberal arts and science courses within the University. The fifth policy, passed in November 1999, addresses the transfer of lower division liberal arts and science distribution requirements.
The following guidelines represent a compendium of University policies on transfer and articulation as they apply to transfer from associate degree programs to baccalaureate degree programs, and to the transfer of undergraduate course credit within the University. The guidelines also provide an overview of University testing policies for placement, for exit from rernediation and for proficiency, and are intended to help clarify testing requirements for students seeking to transfer.
To facilitate the dissemination of transfer and testing policies to a broad audience of current and prospective students, as well as to faculty and administrators, and to ensure their implementation, these policies are highlighted in all appropriate University publications. In addition, the policies are prominent on the CUNY Transfer Information and Program Planning System (TIPPS) website, which can be accessed at <tipps.cuny.edu>.