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What is CORE 42?

The CORE 42 is a statewide general education curriculum that ensures all students complete a common core of college-level courses across five knowledge areas: Communications (Oral and Written), Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Three Rivers College offers Missouri’s CORE 42 standard transfer curriculum, and these General Education courses are guaranteed to transfer to all public (and participating independent) colleges and universities in Missouri. See the Course Catalog for CORE 42 offerings.

Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer. Three Rivers College encourages students to confirm the transfer equivalency and requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

For additional information on the curriculum standards:

Types of Transfer

Completing your AA degree at a Missouri community college and transfering to a Missouri public university.

Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree at a Missouri community college and transfers to a Missouri public university shall have completed all lower-division general education requirements at the receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all general education courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

Completing the CORE 42 at any public institution.

Students who complete the CORE 42 at any public institution shall be considered as having completed all lower-division general education requirements at a receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take any additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

Not completing either the AA degree or the CORE 42.

Students who do not complete either the Associate of Arts or the CORE 42 shall receive credit at a receiving institution for each MOTR course completed at a sending institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. After receiving credit for MOTR courses, the student shall complete the CORE 42 at the receiving institution.

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