Transfer Articulation Policy with Receiving Institutions | KCTCS

Administrative Policies

Transfer Articulation Policy with Receiving Institutions

Policy Number: 4.12

Current Effective Date: 04/18/2022

Original Effective Date: 04/18/2022

Revision Dates: 0

Revision Number: 0

Revision Summary: implementation of new policy

Responsible Official: Chancellor

References: Administrative Procedure 4.12-P

1. Purpose

This policy establishes criteria for KCTCS to execute a transfer/articulation agreement or memorandum of understanding for outgoing transfer of students to another education institution.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all system level transfer/articulation agreements or memorandum of understanding with receiving institutions. Individual colleges may have other criteria for individual transfer agreements.

3. Policy

KCTCS promotes the advancement of its students’ education through the ability to transfer credits earned at KCTCS to other educational institutions. The General Education Transfer Policy established by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education allows for seamless transfer for KCTCS students to the eight Kentucky Public State and Regional Universities.  More than 80% of KCTCS transfer students transfer to one of these institutions, which are priority partners.  KCTCS also has strong partnerships with many of the independent and private Kentucky colleges and universities. Entering into a transfer agreement does not imply KCTCS endorses one institution over another.

KCTCS recognizes students may have education goals or needs outside of the opportunities offered by state partners.  In support, KCTCS seeks to establish transfer partnerships with institutions that can provide benefits to KCTCS students.  Students make their own choices in where they wish to transfer after they complete their associate degree with KCTCS.

KCTCS and its colleges may enter into transfer agreements with receiving institutions to create pathways for transfer that benefit students and the participating institutions.

4. Procedure

Administrative Procedure 4.12-P implements this policy.