General Education Requirements for Transfer Students

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

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:
    • IDS 3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process (IDS3500 and IDS3550)
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • 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:
    • IDS 3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process (IDS 3500 and IDS 3550)
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • Distribution requirements are waived for students entering in the 2016-17 academic year
  3. General Education requirements for who have at least 46 but fewer than 60 semester hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University:
    • IDS 2020 Trajectories of Human History or IDS 2030 Science and Society
    • IDS 3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process (IDS 3500 and IDS 3550)
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • Distribution requirements are waived for students entering in the 2016-17 academic year
  4. General Education requirements for students who have at least 30 but fewer than 46 semester hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University (without having completed an associate’s degree or the IAI core):
    • IDS 2020 Trajectories of Human History or IDS 2030 Science and Society
    • IDS 3040 Global Justice
    • Participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process (IDS 3500 and IDS 3550)
    • Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University
    • Must demonstrate that the distribution requirements have been met through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University (a transfer course equating to at least 2.50 semester hours will satisfy a category).
  5. Requirements for students who have fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University:
    • All General Education requirements apply
  6. Requirements for students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college:
    • There are no General Education requirements for a student holding a baccalaureate degree.