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Requirements l CAAP Assessment l WorkKeys Assessment l Associate Degree Information l Transfer and Articulation Agreement l FAQ

Requirements
It is the student's responsibility to see that graduation requirements are met.

Students must complete a written application to graduate and file it in the Registrar's Office by the following dates:

Students must be a high school or GED graduate to qualify for an associate degree.

Cowley College awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Applied Science degrees and the College Certificate.

Those receiving the associate degree are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in writing, possess knowledge of mathematics and the physical world, and be aware of past and present cultures.

Requirements l CAAP Assessment l WorkKeys Assessment l Associate Degree Information l Transfer and Articulation Agreement l FAQ

CAAP Assessment
Every student completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of General Studies degree from Cowley College is required to take the CAAP (Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency) assessment in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Testing dates are posted on the Cowley Web site. Assessment will be conducted at the Arkansas City and Mulvane locations.

There is no charge for this assessment. Registration for the CAAP assessment should be completed as early as possible, preferably at the time of enrollment. Failure to take the CAAP Assessment will delay graduation. Registration may be completed through the Registrar's office, your academic advisor, or online through Campus Connect. as follows:

  1. Log on to Campus Connect.
  2. Go to “Academic Options”, select “Add/Drop Classes”, and submit.
  3. Click on the appropriate “Non-Credit” semester in the box and submit. In the second box, click the drop-down, select “Non-Credit Classes” only, and submit
  4. Select the time and date for the session you wish to enroll in and click on “Add” Please note the location of the session to ensure that you register for the site of your choice. Those sessions marked “BC” or “WB” for the location will be administered at the Arkansas City campus. Those marked “MU” will be administered at the Mulvane Center in Mulvane.
Requirements l CAAP Assessment l WorkKeys Assessment l Associate Degree Information l Transfer and Articulation Agreement l FAQ

WorkKeys Assessment
Every student completing an Associate of Applied Science degree from Cowley College is required to take the WorkKeys assessment in the areas of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Location Information. Testing dates are posted on the Cowley College Web site. Testing will be conducted at the Arkansas City and Mulvane locations.

There is no charge for this assessment. Registration for the WorkKeys Assessment should be completed as early as possible, perferably at the time of enrollment. Failure to take the WorkKeys Assessment will delay graduation. Registration may be completed through the Registrar's office, your academic advisor, or online through Campus Connect as follows:

  1. Log on to Campus Connect.
  2. Go to “Academic Options”, select “Add/Drop Classes”, and submit.
  3. Click on the appropriate “Non-Credit” semester in the box and submit. In the second box, click the drop-down, select “Non-Credit Classes” only, and submit
  4. Select the time and date for the session you wish to enroll in and click on “Add” Please note the location of the session to ensure that you register for the site of your choice. Those sessions marked “BC” or “WB” for the location will be administered at the Arkansas City campus. Those marked “MU” will be administered at the Mulvane Center in Mulvane.
Requirements l CAAP Assessment l WorkKeys Assessment l Associate Degree Information l Transfer and Articulation Agreement l FAQ

Associate Degrees
Cowley College offers a wide variety of courses specifically designed for transfer. This enables students to complete their first two years of coursework leading toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field of study at a four-year college or university. The keys to a successful transfer are to start planning immediately and to select your coursework carefully. Cowley College academic advisors are available to help students develop an educational plan.

In order to qualify for either the degree or certificate at Cowley College, a student must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours at Cowley College, which counts toward the degree or certificate. Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees as listed may not meet the requirement of the Transfer and Articulation Agreement.

Students who plan to complete an associate's degree and transfer as a junior in their major should achieve the following goals:

  1. Complete the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree.
  2. The general education requirements and graduation requirements for these degrees are described in this section.
  3. Fulfill the lower-division (freshman/sophomore-level courses) general education requirements of the institution you plan to attend.
  4. Every four-year college or university has different general education requirements. Transfer guides summarizing these requirements for the colleges and universities popular with Cowley College students are available on the Cowley College Web site.. For other schools, students should consult the catalog and/or contact the intended transfer institution for additional information. In most cases, if you select your general education coursework carefully, you can simultaneously satisfy the general education requirements for both Cowley College and the transfer institution.
  5. Fulfill the lower-division requirements in your major field of study.
  6. You should familiarize yourself with the criteria for admission into the specific program major at the college where you plan to transfer. In many cases, specific lower-division coursework is required. Ask for transfer guides for specific majors and/or consult the catalog of your transfer school.
  7. When you are ready to transfer, obtain a Request for Transcript form from the Registrar or Admissions offices.
  8. Complete the form, requesting that a transcript of your Cowley College coursework be sent to your transfer school. Be certain to verify that your transfer institution has received the transcript. If you experience difficulty in transferring any of your courses, contact the Registrar.

Generally, when a college official intercedes on behalf of the student, he or she is able to facilitate the resolution of transfer problems. Students need to work with their advisor to ensure proper transfer of credit to private and public four-year colleges and universities located out of state.

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)
This degree is designed to specifically meet the student's educational objectives and needs through the completion of the general education distribution requirement. The courses are equivalent to lower-division courses offered at Kansas Regent's universities.

Associate in Science Degree (AS)
This degree is designed to prepare students for transfer with advanced standing to 4-year colleges or universities. These programs are for students who plan to major in a science related discipline.

Associate of General Studies (AGS)
This degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and greater philosophical appreciation for lifelong learning.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
This degree is designed to prepare students for entry into an occupation or closely related cluster of occupations. The objective of the AAS degree is to enhance employment opportunities.

General Education Core Curriculum
The general education core curriculum constitutes that part of an undergraduate education that develops breadth of knowledge and the expressive skills essential to more complex and in-depth learning throughout life. To develop breadth of knowledge, general education courses acquaint students with the methods of inquiry of the various academic disciplines and the different ways these disciplines view the world. The academic disciplines comprising the general education curriculum are the physical and life sciences, the humanities and fine arts, the social and behavioral sciences, and interdisciplinary combinations of these.

To develop expressive skills, the general education curriculum requires courses that enhance written and oral communication and quantitative reasoning skills. The foundation skills of communication (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), critical thinking and analysis/synthesis, quantification, and the use of resources (including technology and the library) are to be embedded in every general education course.

Requirements l CAAP Assessment l WorkKeys Assessment l Associate Degree Information l Transfer and Articulation Agreement l FAQ

TRANSFER & ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

A transfer and articulation agreement exists between Kansas community colleges and the regents universities in the state. A student should complete the following requirements in order to ensure transfer to a regent university in the state of Kansas.

A minimum of forty-five (45) credit hours of general education with distribution in the following fields will be required. General education hours totaling less than forty-five (45) credit hours will be accepted, but transfer students must complete the remainder of the requirements before graduation from the receiving institution.

Basic Skills
Twelve (12) credit hours:

English Composition I and II 6 hours
Public Speaking 3 hours
College Algebra or higher level 3 hours

Humanities
Twelve (12) credit hours: from at least three of the following departments:

Art*
History
Literature
Modern Languages
Music*
Philosophy
Theatre*
*Studio and performance courses are excluded

Social and Behavioral Science
Twelve (12) credit hours: from at least three of the following departments:

Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural and Physical Science
Nine (9) credit hours: from at least two departments:

Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Science

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