Transfer Equivalents & Advanced Placement Credit

Transferring to or from CSU: CO150: College Composition is equivalent to most "second-semester" composition courses. It focuses on academic writing (including summary, response, analysis, and argument), source evaluation, and source-based writing. The course is heavily influenced by theories of rhetorical situation derived from Lloyd Bitzer and others. It also relies heavily on technology, including Writing@CSU, the largest Web site in the world devoted to writers and writing instruction, and the Writing Studio, an interactive writing and learning environment that allows writers to create personalized, password-protected portfolios of their work.

The Admissions office at Colorado State University has a list of course equivalents on file, should you wish to transfer a course to or from the University. If you have questions about equivalents, please visit their Web site or visit their contact page. Another useful resource is the Course Applicability System.

If you desire Colorado State equivalency for CO150 for a transferred course that does not have an equivalent noted on the transfer evaluation report, please contact Sue Russell, composition program administrative assistant, at or (970) 491-1898. If you are asked to meet with a representative of the composition program, please bring the course syllabus, textbook, and/or the papers you composed for the class to the meeting.

Advanced Placement Credit: You can obtain credit for CO150, E140, or elective credits through the Advanced Placement examinations in literature/composition and language/composition if you receive the following scores on the tests:

  Test: Literature/Composition Test: Language/Composition
4 3 credits for E140: Introduction to Literature 3 credits for CO150
5 3 credits for E140: Introduction to Literature
3 credits for CO150
3 credits for CO150