Kentucky General Education Transfer Agreement

In an effort to promote a seamless transfer between Kentucky two-year and four-year public institutions, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) developed a policy to facilitate the transfer of credits from one Kentucky public college or university to another.  This policy implemented in 1996 and revised in 2011, is called the General Education Transfer Agreement and allows for the automatic transfer of a block of courses to satisfy general education degree requirements.

Students who transfer from another Kentucky public college or university may be (1) category certified, (2) core certified, or (3) general education certified by the Registrar of the school where the course work was completed.  KSU will honor any of these designations and will apply the transferred general education courses to the student’s record at Kentucky State University in a manner that best serves the transferring student.

Transfer Policy – Undergraduate

  • Students transferring to Kentucky State University are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions as part of the admissions process.
  • Credits earned at a fully accredited institution may be transferred to KSU and applied toward a degree. A fully accredited institution is one in good standing and a member of one of the six regional academic accrediting associations.
  • A minimum grade of C is required for a course to be accepted by KSU. Colleges and departments may require a higher grade in order for the course to apply toward degree requirements. Refer to the major to determine the specific requirements for each major. Credits that do not fulfill degree requirements at KSU will be accepted as free electives if a grade of C or better were earned.
  • KSU will not give upper level credit for courses completed at junior or community colleges without validation that the course are equivalent to upper level university courses.
  • Regardless of the number of hours accepted for transfer, all candidates for an undergraduate degree must complete 30 of their last 36 hours toward their degree at Kentucky State University.

Transfer Policy – Graduate

  • Students transferring to Kentucky State University are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions as part of the admissions process.
  • Credits earned at a fully accredited institution may be transferred to KSU and applied toward a degree. A fully accredited institution is one in good standing and a member of one of the six regional academic accrediting associations.
  • A minimum grade of B is required for a graduate course to be accepted by KSU. Specific programs may require a higher grade in order for the course to apply toward degree requirements. Refer to the graduate program of interest to determine the specific requirements for that degree program.

Each program limits the number of credits earned in the non-degree status that will be transferred into the program. Per the Graduate Residency Requirements for Graduation, no program may allow more than 30% of the required credits to be transferred in from another institution.

Below is the link to the official policy as published by the Council on Post Secondary Education: