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Transfer college credit

Columbia College welcomes transfer students. In fact, about half of our students come here after starting their education elsewhere.

We accept up to 90 hours of transfer credit — much more than most schools. We grant full credit for most courses completed with a “C” or higher from any regionally accredited institution.

Transfer Equivalency

View our Transfer Equivalency Guide to see how your credit fits into our degree requirements. Please note the guide is subject to change.

The Office of the Registrar determines official equivalencies at the time of a student’s evaluation. If you do not see your regionally accredited college on the list, we will still accept your credit.

Learn about transfer equivalency

Transfer college exam scores

We grant credit for non-traditional learning experience based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. This includes credit for exams such as:

  • AP: Advanced Placement exams
  • CLEP: College Level Examination Program exams
  • DANTES: Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support DSST exams
View possible sources of test credit

Transfer International Baccalaureate coursework

Columbia College accepts credit from successfully completed International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework. Course equivalencies and transfer credit awards vary by subject and IB course level.

View IB credit equivalencies

Graduate transfer credit

To view graduate-level equivalencies, visit our Transfer Equivalency Guide.

Education abroad transfer credit

Students may pursue an Education Abroad experience for credit. We’re a member of the Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC) and the Central College (IA) Study Abroad Consortium.


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