We Guarantee Your Transfer
To help eliminate the guesswork of transferring course credits and associate degrees, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called GT Pathways (guaranteed transfer pathways) and many statewide articulation agreements. Community College of Denver adheres to these established programs and agreements in order to guarantee the transfer of credits.
GT Pathways applies to all Colorado public colleges and universities, including Community College of Denver. After starting at any public college or university in Colorado and, upon acceptance to another, students can transfer up to 31 credits of previously and successfully (C or better) completed GT Pathways coursework. These courses will automatically transfer and continue to count toward general education core or graduation requirements for any liberal arts or science associate's or bachelor’s degree. Students should check with the school that they wish to attend so that they are clear about which credits will transfer beyond any that are guaranteed by GT Pathways.
The purpose of a statewide transfer articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree in order to be guaranteed the ability to complete a bachelor’s degree program (BA or BS) at any public four-year college or university that offers that bachelor’s degree program. Students should check with an Academic Advisor at CCD and the four-year school where they wish to transfer in order to ensure that they are registering for the appropriate courses. These statewide transfer articulation agreements are also referred to as Degrees with Designation. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education to view information on Guaranteed Transfer and Guide Pathways.
Other Transfer Agreements
Besides GT Pathways and the statewide transfer articulation agreements listed above, many colleges and universities have other transfer agreements that may apply to students. For students who complete an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree, 60 credit hours of their AA or AS degree are guaranteed to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school once they are accepted for admission; students may be able to finish a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree within another 60 credit hours. This is called a 60 + 60 transfer plan. Note that some bachelor’s degrees require more than an additional 60 credits to complete. Students are encouraged to speak with an Academic Advisor for additional information.