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In October 1990, a Joint Committee on Transfer Students (JCTS) was established by Virginia's State Council of Higher Education and the State Board for Community Colleges. This document describes the policy proposals developed by this committee to facilitate transfer between state-supported community colleges and senior colleges and universities. One of the underlying principles of the recommendations is the idea that the transfer process from community college to a senior college or university should be easy and orderly for students. The report delineates the JCTS's policy on: admissions, acceptance and application of credits, transfer module, communication and information, administrative responsibility for transfer, services for transfer students, transfer student responsibilities, minority students and transfer, and tracking transfer students. The final section includes SCHEV/VCCS's Guidelines for the Transfer Module, which serves as an advising tool for students who begin at a community college without a clear sense of their future educational goals. The transfer module is described as a coherent set of courses forming the foundation of a solid liberal education for college students. The criteria for compliance with state policy with regard to the Transfer Module for senior institutions are presented. The institution should: (1) accept the module (35 credits distributed as specified in the module with a grade of "C" or higher) as partial or complete fulfillment of general education requirements; and (2) publish transfer module course equivalencies. (VWC)

Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Attendance, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Developmental Continuity, Educational Mobility, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Politics of Education, State Schools, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student School Relationship, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges, Universities

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Autor: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.


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