Undergraduate Admissions

Enrolling at Cleveland State


Transfer Guides, Articulation Agreements, and Dual Admissions Agreements

Transfer guides, outlining specific courses and curricula for students wishing to transfer to Cleveland State from Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Lorain County Community College, can be requested from Undergraduate Admissions or online at:

Special Articulation Agreements and Dual Admissions Agreements with the three local community colleges above and additional colleges/universities can be requested from Undergraduate Admissions or found online at the Web address above.

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Blanket Transfer Credit

A transfer student from a regionally accredited community college or a junior college who has achieved an Associate of Arts degree will qualify for blanket transfer credit of 60 to 64 semester credits provided that all credits used for that degree have been earned at a regionally accredited institution and the degree curriculum contains the following distribution of credits:

Subject Credit
English Composition 6
Humanities 10
Natural Science and/or Mathematics 10
Social Sciences 10
General Education and program prerequisites 14-18
Other, including technical course work 10
Total 60-64

See also Acceptance of Transfer Credit in the Catalog Statement

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Special Catalog Rights for Transfers from CCC, LCC, or LCCC

Under certain circumstances a student who transfers to Cleveland State University from Cuyahoga Community College (CCC), Lakeland Community College (LCC), or Lorain County Community College (LCCC) has special catalog rights.

If a student has earned an Associate of Arts degree from one of the three area colleges, and if at least 75 percent of the completed course work was chosen from Cleveland State transfer guides in effect at the time of entering the community college, the student may meet the curricular requirements as stated in the Cleveland State University Undergraduate Catalog either for the academic year in which admission was granted to Cleveland State or for the academic year in which the student was admitted to the community college. This is only if the Cleveland State Catalog was issued no earlier than two years prior to the student's admission to the university.

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Correspondence Courses

A maximum of 10 semester credits may be granted for correspondence courses completed through a regionally accredited college or university or the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES).

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Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Program credit is offered under the auspices of the College Board to high-school students who have completed an official advanced-placement course. Arrangements for testing are made through the high school in which the student is enrolled. Cleveland State grants freshman-year credit for each examination score of 3, 4, or 5. Credit is available in art, history, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, French, German, history, mathematics, music theory, physics, political science, and Spanish.

Students, including transfer students, interested in receiving Advanced Placement credit from Cleveland State should have their official score report sent directly to the Application Processing Center in the Office of the University Registrar. The Registrar's Office administers the granting of credits for this program.

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