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At Colorado Mountain College we are committed to guiding through the enrollment process every step of the way.  From completing the online application to applying for Financial Aid and getting registered in classes, we have provided you with a Step-by-Step guide to getting enrolled.  You can refer back to this page as often as you like.  If you find that you have additional questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Transferring to Colorado Mountain College

DO I NEED TO SEND MY OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO CMC?

It is optional, however, if you are planning to complete a degree program or certificate at Colorado Mountain College, you may want to have your transcripts evaluated to see which courses transfer in for credit.

If you are just taking a class or two and not seeking a degree, please do not submit your transcripts for evaluation. If any of the classes you wish to take have a pre-requisite, take your unofficial transcript to your Counselor at your campus. Your Counselor can determine whether you have met the pre-requisite and help get you registered

WHERE DO I SEND MY OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS?

Colorado Mountain College will only accept official transcripts sent directly from your previous college or university to the Office of the Registrar at CMC. These can be sent electronically or in the mail. Transcripts issued to the student or hand-carried will not be accepted.

Mail
Colorado Mountain College
Office of the Registrar
802 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Email
registrar@coloradomtn.edu

WHAT IS THE TRANSFER EVALUATION PROCESS?

Once your transcripts have been received by the Registrar’s Office they are scanned into your digital record.

Your transcripts are then evaluated for transfer by the Assistant Registrar.

The courses from an official transcript from the transfer institution are compared with courses from the current Colorado Mountain College Course Catalog. A Transfer Evaluation Report is produced, the transfer credits are posted to your student record and the report is digitally filed with your official transcript.

TRANSFER COURSES

  • Courses with an 80% or higher course description match are assigned an equivalent CMC course.
  • Courses with less than an 80% match are usually assigned the department code followed by the level (e.g. ENG 299 or ENG 499) or are designated as a general elective (e.g. GEN 299).
  • Developmental college courses such as developmental English, Mathematics, and Reading will transfer in as zero credits.
  • Special topic courses transfer in as electives.
  • Students may be requested to provide additional information or syllabus descriptions in order to determine an equivalency.

 

GRADES

  • Only courses that received a C- or higher will be accepted for transfer.
  • S, P, and CR grades will only be accepted for transfer if the transcript indicates that they are equivalent to a C- or higher.
  • Anything below a C- is not evaluated and will not appear on your CMC transcript.
ARE THERE ANY COURSES WHICH YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FOR TRANSFER?

Certain courses are not accepted or will have no equivalent at CMC. For example:

  • Vocational Courses - Unless there is an 80% course description match
  • Technology Courses over ten years old
  • Health Courses (EMS, CPR, First Aid) over three years old
  • Religious Courses which are not secular in content.

Courses that pertain to certain degree programs at CMC are forwarded to the designated Program Director for review:

  • Nursing
  • Vet Tech
  • Cleta
  • ECE

Upper level courses, taken over 10 years ago, are forwarded to the relevant Department Dean and reviewed on a course by course basis.

DOES CMC ACCEPT CREDIT FROM ALL COLLEGES?

Colorado Mountain College accepts credits from colleges and universities accredited by the following regional accrediting agencies:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

If your college was accredited by a nationally recognized agency other than a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges, please contact the Registrar’s Office to confirm whether or not your credits are transferable at 970-947-8333 or 2.

If you have earned credit from a non-accredited institution, you may attempt to have the learning recognized through credit for prior learning or our challenge exam system.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EVALUATE TRANSCRIPTS?

The turnaround time is about 3 weeks from the day we receive your transcripts to the day the transfer credits are posted to your record. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on when in the semester they are received.

I SENT IN MY TRANSCRIPTS, WHY HAVEN’T THEY BEEN EVALUATED?

If you have not yet applied or if you are in applicant status your transcripts will be placed on HOLD. They will only be evaluated once you have been admitted as a student. You will be notified via email that your transcripts have been received and are on hold.

We do not evaluate transcripts for students who are “Not Degree Seeking”.

HOW DID MY COURSES TRANSFER?

You are notified via email once your courses have been posted to your record.

You can view how your courses transferred by viewing your unofficial transcript in Student Planning. Please see our Student Planning Help videos for detailed instructions.

DO I NEED TO SEND CMC MY TEST SCORES?

Colorado Mountain College recognizes and accepts exam results for CLEP, AP, DSST (DANTES), Excelsior College Exam, and International Baccalaureate to award credit. Have your test scores submitted directly from the testing body to to the Office of the Registrar.

Mail
Colorado Mountain College
Office of the Registrar
802 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Email
registrar@coloradomtn.edu

DO YOU OFFER CREDIT FOR MILITARY EXPERIENCE?

Students must request an official copy of their military transcript to be sent to the Registrar’s Office at Colorado Mountain College.

Joint Services Transcript

Community College of the Air Force

Transcripts are evaluated by Colorado Mountain College based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Guidelines.

A Transfer Evaluation Report is produced, the transfer credits are posted to your student record, and the report is digitally filed with your official transcript.

Once you have been notified that your transfer credits have been posted, you should make an appointment with your Counselor.

I STUDIED OVERSEAS CAN I TRANSFER CREDIT?

International transcripts are evaluated for Colorado Mountain College by Educational Perspectives, a service agency. The fee for this service is paid by the student directly to Educational Perspectives.

Students using this service must request a Catalog Match evaluation.

The Catalog Match Evaluation identifies:

institution(s) attended

dates of attendance

credentials received

the Colorado Mountain College course and credit equivalent

Please contact Educational Perspectives or the Registrar's Office at Colorado Mountain College at 970-947-8333 or 970-947-8334 to obtain the necessary information for having international transcripts evaluated for transfer credit.

TRANSFER EVALUATION PROCESS

Once we receive the catalog match evaluation from Educational Perspectives we produce a CMC Transfer Evaluation Report based on the course matches determined by Educational Perspectives. The transfer credits are posted to your student record and the report is digitally filed with your official transcript.

Once you have been notified that your transfer credits have been posted, you should make an appointment with your Counselor.

PLEASE NOTE:

Educational Perspectives will keep your application active for six months

After 6 months your application will be inactivated. There is a $60 reactivation fee.

After an application has been inactive for 6 months it will be discarded.

Questions regarding the status of an evaluation in process should be directed to status@edperspective.org.

Questions regarding completed reports by Educational Perspectives should be sent to the Director of Evaluations.

 

I DISAGREE WITH HOW A COURSE TRANSFERRED CAN I APPEAL?

Students who wish to appeal how certain courses were evaluated must complete a Petition for Re-Evaluation of Transfer Course Form .

Appeals must be submitted within the first semester after the transfer credits are posted on their Colorado Mountain College record, or after receiving notice from the Registrar’s Office that the coursework was not accepted for transfer credit.

It is mandatory to submit a full course syllabus, from the time you took the course, with your appeal form. Detailed instructions are included on the form.

HOW DO I COMBINE TRANSFER CREDIT WITH CMC CREDIT TO EARN A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

For an Associate Degree a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College.

For a Bachelor Degree a minimum of 30 college-level credits must be earned at Colorado Mountain College.

Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill the CMC minimum credit requirements.

I AM GOING HOME FOR THE SUMMER CAN I TAKE COURSES AT ANOTHER COLLEGE AND TRANSFER THEM BACK TO CMC?

Talk to your Counselor about a “Transfer Back Agreement” to make sure the course credits will transfer back towards your declared degree at CMC.

The Registrar’s Office reviews your request and will determine the course equivalent here at CMC. The signed Transfer Back Agreement will be kept on file and a copy sent to you for your records.

If you decide to not complete a “Transfer Back Agreement” prior to taking a course at another institution there are no guarantees that the course will transfer in the way you hope.

WHAT IS A REVERSE TRANSFER?

Reverse Transfer (formerly “Degree Within Reach”) allows students who transferred from a Colorado two-year institution to a four-year institution to combine credits and apply them toward an associate degree.

If you are a transfer student, this means you can earn the associate degree you started at your community college while still working toward your bachelor’s degree. You could be eligible even if you recently left a four-year institution before earning a degree.

See the Colorado Department of Higher Education website regarding Colorado Reverse Transfer for more information.

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