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March 28, 2014: State Regents Continue Making College Courses Easier to Transfer RSS feed

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Transferring from one Oklahoma college or university to another is easier now for many of Oklahoma’s undergraduate college students thanks to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Course Equivalency Project (CEP).

The CEP facilitates the transfer of students by ensuring the maximum number of credit hours and course work transfer among both private and public institutions in the state. With an increasingly mobile student population, the CEP assists students in the transfer process from a two-year to a four-year school, or transfers from one four-year institution to another.

Since inception of the CEP, the State Regents have added more than 8,000 courses in more than 40 disciplines that are transferable among state system institutions and many independent colleges and universities. Transferable courses are similar in content and skill level at each institution where they are offered, and they are guaranteed to transfer among institutions that offer those courses and list them as part of the CEP.

“Many students enroll at multiple higher education institutions throughout their academic career. The State Regents’ CEP provides students with a smoother transfer from one college or university to another,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “Oklahoma’s program brings faculty together annually to discuss full course content – not just course titles – making transfer more seamless for students and ultimately, bringing graduates into the workforce more quickly and efficiently.”

The State Regents’ plan to improve student transfer began in 1996 with a report to the state Legislature detailing a comprehensive action plan that would alleviate some of the obstacles students face when transferring within the state system of higher education. That report led to a second progress report in December 1997, which focused on the implementation phase of the plan, known as the CEP.

Under the CEP, which operates on a yearly cycle, up to 200 faculty members from across the state meet to discuss courses that will transfer among institutions, with the goal of decreasing time to degree completion. Once the various curriculum committees complete their reports and various academic groups review and approve committee recommendations, the State Regents accept the course equivalency reports and distribute the information to the colleges and universities each spring. The information is also available on the State Regents’ website for students to use in planning their college courses for transfer.

For more information on the CEP, visit www.OKCourseTransfer.org.