Noteworthy Thoughts for Transfer Students
In order to receive a degree from CSI, a student must complete at least 30 credits at CSI. In addition, students must complete 50% of credits in their major at CSI. This applies no matter how many psychology credits may have been transferred from other institutions.
If students transfer here with an A.A. degree they do not have to worry about the Gen Ed requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degree. And, obviously, once they have gotten the A.A. here, they have satisfied those requirements. This does NOT apply to the A.A.S. degree, which is considered to be a "terminal" degree.
The Registrar's Office evaluates and awards most transfer credits. Students should bring their transcript and a copy of the course description from the college where they took the course. In all cases, transferred courses are awarded only the number of credits assigned by the college where they took the course, even if that is less than the CSI equivalent. Because of our 4-credit structure, transfer students are often a credit or more short in a given category.
If a student, who has graduated with a baccalaureate degree, wants a second degree, she/he must complete a minimum of 30 more credits at CSI even if she/he already has most of the credits toward the second major.