Core Curriculum

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Texas law mandates that all state-supported colleges and universities offer a core curriculum of at least 42 credits that will automatically transfer to all Texas public colleges and universities.

ACC will designate core curriculum courses completed by a student on the official ACC transcript. If a student satisfies all component areas, the message “Core Curriculum Completed” will appear on the transcript, and that block of courses must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum.

Students may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses unless the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a larger core for the receiving institution. Students who transfer without completing the core curriculum receive academic credit for each of the courses they successfully completed in the ACC core curriculum.