General Education Requirements for Transfer Students

The following categories describe general education requirements for transfer students entering the university from Summer 2016 forward. Transfer students who entered the university prior to Summer 2016 should consult the undergraduate catalog under which they entered the university.

  1. General Education requirements for students who hold an associate’s (AA/AS) degree from a regionally accredited college (or who have completed the IAI core):

    • IDS3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring process
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • General Education distribution requirements are deemed to have been met
  2. General Education requirements for students who do not hold an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college (and who have not completed the IAI core) and who have 60 or more hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University:

    • IDS3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring process
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • Must demonstrate that the five categories of distribution requirements have been met through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
  3. Note: Transfer students entering the university during the 2016-2017 academic year with 46 or more semester hours of transfer credit will have the distribution requirements waived.
  4. General Education requirements for students who have at least 30 but fewer than 60 semester hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University (without having completed an associate’s degree or the IAI core):

    • Take either IDS2020 Trajectories of Human History or IDS2030 Science and Society
    • Take IDS3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring process
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • Must demonstrate that the five categories of distribution requirements have been met through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
  5. Note: Transfer students entering the university during the 2016-2017 academic year with 46 or more semester hours of transfer credit will have the distribution requirements waived.
  6. Requirements for students who have fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University:

    • All General Education requirements apply
  7. Requirements for students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a region¬ally accredited college:

    • There are no General Education requirements for a student already holding a baccalaureate degree