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Student Bill of Rights

In an effort to enhance the transferability of credit and general education, the Colorado legislature implemented a policy to assure students enrolled in public institutions of higher education are afforded certain basic rights. Known as the Student Bill of Rights, its provisions seek to ensure:

  • A quality general education experience that develops competencies in reading, writing, mathematics, technology, and critical thinking through integrated arts and science experience.
  • Students should be able to complete their Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs in no more than 60 credit hours or their baccalaureate programs in no more than 120 credit hours unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the commission.
  • A student may sign a two-year or four-year graduation agreement that formalizes a plan for the student to obtain a degree in two or four years, unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the commission.
  • Students have a right to clear and concise information concerning which courses must be completed successfully to complete their degrees.
  • Students have a right to know which courses are transferable among the state's public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
  • Students, upon successful completion of core general education courses, should have those courses satisfy the core course requirements of all Colorado public institutions of higher education.
  • Students have the right to know if courses from one or more public higher education institutions satisfy the student’s graduation requirements.
  • Credit for completion of the core requirements and core courses shall not expire for 10 years from the date of initial enrollment and shall be transferable.