Transfer Planning Tools

Transfer from Any Regionally Accredited College to Columbia

Columbia has generous policies on accepting transfer credits from other colleges and universities. Our transfer specialists strive to make the process as easy as possible, and we welcome a conversation about how your credits might already represent progress toward a Columbia degree. The process begins with an unofficial credit evaluation through

Check out this step-by-step guide to getting your courses evaluated by our transfer team, and be sure to click "Request Information" so that we can provide individualized transfer guidance. We look forward to working with you to plan your transfer to Columbia!


Transfer Plans — Your Post-Transfer Degree Path

For transfer students who have earned at least 60 transferrable credits—including Columbia’s Essential Liberal Arts and Sciences—these degree plans outline the courses required to complete your chosen major. Use the button below to find your intended major and scroll down to the transfer-specific plan. Feel free to email your Columbia Representative with any questions.

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Transfer from a Partner School to Columbia

Crafted with our partner institutions, Transfer Guides are four-year plans that demonstrate a pathway from a community college program to a corresponding Columbia program.

Some partner schools have established Guaranteed Admission and Reverse Transfer Programs that give students the option of transferring Columbia credits back to their prior institution to count toward completion of their Associate degree.

Transfer opportunities are not limited to the schools listed here. If your school or program is not on this list, contact us at to create a personalized transfer plan!

Below, download a Transfer Guide for your school and program.

More Planning Tools

  • Transferology

    Use Transferology to learn how your courses will transfer to Columbia. Simply enter in your coursework, exams and/or military learning experiences, and then discover how Columbia will award your experiences with credit upon transfer.

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    What if my school or course is not listed as equivalent on Transferology?

    Columbia builds new course equivalencies with more institutions every day, and we regularly update equivalencies in Transferology. Columbia may still accept credit even if you don’t see your school or coursework listed as equivalent on Transferology.

    If you have questions about your evaluation, please email or call the Admissons Office at 312-369-7130 and request a transfer recruitment specialist.

  • Transfer Policy and Credit Evaluation

    Columbia has a generous transfer credit policy, which is posted in our course catalog. Students who transfer to Columbia can determine how the courses they have taken will fulfill either Columbia's Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements or, in some cases, courses in their chosen major.

    The school you transfer from must be regionally accredited. In some cases, we may consider credit from an institution with national accreditation.

    This chart shows the conversion of quarter hours to semester credits:


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    If you have questions about your evaluation, please email or call the Admissons Office at 312-369-7130 and request a transfer recruitment specialist.