CIS Dept. Transfer Credits

The remaining information on this page is no longer "official"...

... but may still be helpful to those seeking transfer credit for general non-programming courses covering application programs such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.

Transfer Credit for CISC101 is rarely given

CISC101 counts as a "group D" Math/Science credit for Arts and Science majors. Therefore, there is a "very high bar" for transfer credit for CISC101. To evaluate whether your course can be transferred as CISC101, a course description is not sufficient, and even a syllabus (if it is only a high level description) may not be enough.

There needs to be clear and convincing evidence (e.g. sample homework assignments, exams) that the course went beyond simple applications such as MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and also included Math/Science content such as:

  1. digital representation of various kinds of information
  2. computer organization (sample topics: CPU, RAM, volatile vs. non-volatile storage)
  3. simple programming (e.g. in BASIC, JavaScript)

Most courses at other institutions do not meet these criteria, and even if they do, it is often difficult for students to gather and present sufficient evidence for us to be able to accept CISC101 for transfer.

However, if you feel that you can gather this evidence, contact the faculty member responsible for reevaluating transfer credits by email. In your email:


Valid XHTML 1.1 Valid CSS!