Transferring Credits


Transfer Credits


Transfer courses from regionally accredited institutions with C- grades or above will be accepted by College of the Ozarks for incoming students provided they are not vocational or developmental. Additionally, credit is accepted from colleges accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).  Transfer courses with grades of D, F, and P will not be accepted. 

Often potential students and accepted incoming students have questions about what classes they should take to transfer to C of O. To answer this question, we recommend you review the College’s required general education classes listed in our College Catalog as well as check for any specific general education classes are required for the major the student is interested in pursuing. In general, freshman and sophomore level classes with the same number of credit hours and very similar names will transfer as equivalent. For example, College Algebra and Public Speaking will likely transfer to C of O as College Algebra and Public Speaking. You may use our Transfer Equivalency Guide showing equivalencies for some of our local colleges to get an idea of how courses are transferred. It is not an exhaustive list and we do not guarantee specific courses will transfer. Please, keep in mind major specific courses may be more likely to transfer as elective credit.

Additional information regarding transferring courses may be found in the Transferring Courses section of the College's current catalog.  Including: transferring composition courses, School of the Ozarks credit, current students seeking approval to transfer courses, military credit, transfer credit time limitations, and transferring an Associate of Arts degree. 

Transfer Credits (non-regionally accredited)


C of O will consider awarding transfer credit for courses completed with a C- or higher grade through a non-regionally accredited college or university provided they are not vocational or developmental.  Students seeking transfer credit should have an official transcript showing final grades sent directly to the Registrar's Office following completion of their first semester at C of O.  Once the official transcript arrives the student should contact the Registrar's Office to communicate the exact courses he or she would like considered for evaluation.  The Registrar's Office may request additional documentation at that time such as course descriptions, syllabi, and instructor credentials.

Military Credit


Veterans and active military are automatically awarded credit for IDS 103 Patriotic Education I and PED 101 Lifetime Wellness based of documented completion of basic training. Additionally, students are asked to request a copy of their military transcript be sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation. College of the Ozarks awards credit for military training based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education.

CLEP Credit


C of O does award credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

College of the Ozarks equivalencies for courses completed through CLEP:

Exam Title Minimum Score Accepted Credit Hours Awarded Institutional Course
Composition and Literature
American Literature 50 3 ENG 163
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 ENG 163
College Composition 56 3 ENG 103
English Literature 50 3 ENG 163
Humanities 52 3 Lower Division Elective
Science and Mathematics
Biology 50 4 BIO 1004
Calculus 61 5 MAT 175***
Chemistry 50 4 CHE 104
College Algebra 63 3 MAT 133
College Mathematics 62 3 MAT 123
Natural Sciences 50 3 Lower Division Elective
Precalculus 50   ***
History and Social Science
American Government 53 3 POL 103
History of the US I 50 3 HTY 100 **
History of the US II 50 3 HTY 101 **
Intro to Educational Psychology 50 3 Lower Division Elective
Introductory Psychology 55 3 Lower Division Elective
Introductory Sociology 50 3 FAM 103
Western Civilization I 50 3 HTY 153
Western Civilization II 50 3 HTY 163
Business
Information Systems 60 3 CCS 113
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECN 203
Principles of Microeconomics 48 3 ECN 213
Principles of Marketing 48 3 MKT 223
Foreign Languages
French Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 3 FRN 103
French Language: Levels 1 and 2 62 6 FRN 103 and FRN 113
German Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 3 GER 103
German Language: Levels 1 and 2 63 6 GER 103 and GER 113
Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 50 3 SPA 143
Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2 63 6 SPA 143 and SPA 153

** HTY 100 or HTY 101 will fulfill the HTY 253 American Experience general education requirement, if both exams are taken one will count as lower division elective credit.
*** Calculus CLEP requires supplemental testing and a lab class prior to receiving credit.

Advanced Placement Credit


C of O does award credit for Advanced Placement (AP).

College of the Ozarks equivalencies for courses completed through Advanced Placement:

Examination Min. Score Accepted Credit Hours Awarded Institutional Course
Composition and Literature
English Language &Composition 4 3 ENG 103
English Literature & Composition 4 3 ENG 163
Science and Mathematics      
Biology 4 4 BIO 1004
Calculus AB 4 4 MAT 175
Calculus BC 4 4 MAT 175
Computer Science A 4 3 CSC 133
Environmental Science 4 4 BIO 134
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 4 4 PHY 214
Physics 2: Algebra-Based 4 4 PHY 224
Physics C: Mechanics 4 4 PHY 234
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 4 PHY 244
History and Social Science
European History 5 6 HTY 153 and HTY 163
European History 4 3 HTY 153 or HTY 163
Human Geography 4 3 HTY 203
Psychology 4 3 PSY 103
U.S. Government & Politics 4 3 POL 103
U.S. History 4 3 HST 253
World History 5 6 HTY 153 and HTY 163
World History 4 3 HTY 153 or HTY 163
Foreign Language
French Language & Culture 4 3 FRN 103
German Language & Culture 4 3 GER 103
Spanish Language & Culture 3 3 SPA 143