COLL Curriculum Rules and Requirements for Incoming Transfer Students as of Fall 2016

Note: The curriculum for students in the classes of 2018 and earlier is described in the Undergraduate Catalog corresponding to the year of matriculation.

Active Learning (ACTV)  and Arts (ARTS) Proficiencies: The Active Learning Proficiency only applies to members of the Class of 2019 who entered in 2015-16. The Arts Proficiency applies to members of the Classes of 2019, 2020, and later, who enter in Fall 2016 or later.

These rules and requirements apply to all transfer students in the Class of 2019 or later:

  1. COLL 100: The COLL 100 requirement (and the online Information Literacy course) will be waived for transfer students (not new freshmen) with at least two full-time college semesters post-high school, such that they are entering with the sophomore or junior social class.
  2. COLL 150: All students must take COLL 150 at W&M, regardless of transfer institution or credits transferred.
  3. COLL 200: For transfer students (not new freshmen) who have at least two full-time college semesters post-high school, such that they are entering with the sophomore or junior social class but have not completed a Virginia Community College (VCCS) or Richard Bland College (RBC) university-parallel associate's degree, three credits of COLL 200 will be waived. These students will still take three COLL 200 courses at W&M, one in each domain, for a total of at least 9 credits. For VCCS and RBC transfers who completed the university-parallel associate’s degree, nine credits of COLL 200 will be waived; these students will take one COLL 200 course at W&M in any domain.
  4. COLL 300: Transfer students may apply for COLL 300 “credit” if they completed a significant study-abroad or study-away experience that earned at least three transferrable (graded with “C” 2.0 or higher grade) credits at another higher education institution subsequent to high school graduation. This application will require documentation including, but not limited to, the college transcript and the course syllabus.
  5. Courses (or exams) for which transfer credit is granted may be used to fulfill all proficiencies (foreign language, mathematics, active learning, arts) and the “credits in domain” requirements.
  6. Courses (or exams) for which transfer credit is granted may not be used to fulfill COLL 150, 200, or 400 requirements.
  7. In accordance with Virginia’s State Policy on Transfer, junior standing (at least 54 credit hours) will also be granted to VCCS and RBC university-parallel associate degree holders, first through course-by-course transfer credit evaluation and then, if necessary, with the addition of sufficient academic elective credits to bring the incoming student to 54 total credits.
  8. Note that COLL 300 and COLL 400 are upper-division requirements and therefore are not subject to the State Policy on Transfer.

Division

Curricular Requirements

Requirement

Action for VCCS or
RBC AA, AS, AA&S-holder
(earned post-HS graduation)

Action for Transfers with at least two semesters post-HS graduation
(entering as social sophomore or junior)

Action for Freshmen and Freshman-Transfers

Lower

Mathematics Proficiency

Course Credit or Exemption

Waived

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

Lower

Active Learning Proficiency

One course (only 2015-16 entrants)

Waived

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

Lower

Foreign Language Proficiency

Proficiency through 202 or
4 years in HS

Must be fulfilled as for native student (through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M)

Must be fulfilled as for native student (through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M)

Must be fulfilled through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M

Lower

Arts Proficiency
(Fall 2016 entry or later)

2 credits (if 2 different
courses, same instrument)

Must be fulfilled as for native student (through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M)

Must be fulfilled as for native student (through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M)

Must be fulfilled as for native student (through test or transfer credit or in residence at W&M)

Lower

COLL 100

4-credit course

Waived the online Information Literacy course is recommended but not required)

Waived

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Lower

COLL 150

4-credit course

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Lower

Credits in Domain ALV

2 credits

Waived

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

Lower

Credits in Domain CSI

2 credits

Waived

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

Lower

Credits in Domain NQR

2 credits

Waived

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

May be satisfied by test or transfer credit

Lower

COLL 200

12 total credits:

At least one 3-cr course rooted in each domain: ALV, CSI, NQR

9 credits waived. Student must take one COLL 200 course (3- or 4-cr) in residence at W&M; the single COLL 200 course may be in any domain.

3 credits waived. Student must take three COLL 200 courses in residence at W&M, one in each domain (ALV, CSI, and NQR)

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Upper

COLL 300

3 credits

Must be fulfilled after matriculation at W&M (except in rare cases, under #4 above)

Must be fulfilled after matriculation at W&M (except in rare cases, under #4 above)

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Upper

COLL 400

3 credits

Must be fulfilled after matriculation at W&M

Must be fulfilled after matriculation at W&M

Must be fulfilled at W&M (no transfer credit)

Effective Fall 2015; approved by the Educational Policy Committee September 30, 2015; revised April 2016.