Common courses are identified by Articulation Task Force faculty members and are applicable to shared majors within a given discipline. AZTransfer Facilitators are responsible for reviewing the courses from their respective institutions that are in the Common Course Matrices (CCM) to ensure the courses are listed in the Course Equivalency Guide with a designation of ā€œEā€ (elective credit) or better. The university AZTransfer Facilitators should also confirm that the courses can be applied toward the university degree(s).

The procedural definition for a common course is as follows:

  • A common course must be the appropriate lower division preparation for the university major/degree.
  • A common course may be a required course, a prerequisite course, or an elective course.
  • The common course(s) accompanied by the appropriate AGEC, second language (if required), and other appropriate elective courses to complete the transfer associate degree should allow the transfer student to take 56 university credits after transferring to graduate from a 120 credit degree program.
  • Common courses are required for Special Requirement (SR) pathway majors/degrees and are recommended for General Requirement (GR) majors/degrees.
  • A common course must be a transferable course (as designated in the CEG) to all universities with a shared major.


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