Core/General Education Requirements

First Year/Transfer/Credential Transfer Students

First year and transfer students with advanced standing due to transfer credit, AP credit, etc., usually have to do all or some part of the core requirements:

  • First Years: If Daemen is your first post-high school University of attendance, for core requirement purposes, you are considered a first year student. If you have earned AP or transfer credits, some or all of the competencies may be waived (depending upon the number of credits transferred and program requirements). Along with Research and Presentation and courses in the seven competencies, first year students must complete a Learning Community in the fall and spring of their first year, nine credits in Writing Intensive course work, 3 credits in Service Learning, and 3 credits in Quantitative Literacy.
  • Transfer: If you attended another institution after high school but did not complete a degree there, you are considered a non-credential transfer student. As such, only courses with a grade of C or better are eligible for transfer credit. Transfer students are not required to complete Learning Communities, and depending upon where on your program your transfer credit has been applied, you may also have some or all of the competencies, Writing Intensive credits, Service Learning, and Quantitative Literacy requirements waived. Research and Presentation courses, considered capstone program courses, cannot be waived.
  • Credential Transfer: If you earned an Associate or higher degree, you are considered a credential transfer, and courses with D or better grades are eligible for transfer credit. Like transfer students, credential transfer students are not required to complete Learning Communities. Depending upon where on your program your transfer credit has been applied, you may also have some or all of the competencies, Writing Intensive credits, Service Learning, and Quantitative Literacy requirements waived. Research and Presentation courses, considered capstone program courses, cannot be waived.

Online program evaluations provide up-to-date progress on course and program requirements, and may include comments from an evaluator specific to your outstanding requirements on the core and other institutional requirements.

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