Students planning to transfer to a Montana college can save time and money by completing a general education core prior to transferring. This group of courses, known as a Gen Ed Core, consists of 30 credits from a specific list and is a required component of all undergraduate degrees.The multi-disciplined nature of a Gen Ed Core offers students foundational knowledge that supports success in college, in a career, and in life.
FVCC students can choose between two Gen Ed Cores, depending on their transfer goals: FVCC Gen Ed Core or Montana University System (MUS) Gen Ed Core. Once completed, both cores transfer to any MUS college as a guarantee that the 30-credit, lower-division Gen Ed Core requirements have been met: Core Complete!
FVCC’s Core Complete! designation supports students planning to transfer either before or after earning an FVCC AA or AS transfer degree.
- Students who earn an AA or AS degree from FVCC automatically earn Core Complete!
- Students planning to complete a Core and transfer prior to earning an AA or AS degree from FVCC should choose the MUS Core.
OPTION #1: MUS Core
The Montana University System Core (MUS Core) represents a transfer agreement among community, tribal, and publicly-funded colleges and universities in the State of Montana. It assures the transfer of up to 30 lower-division semester credits to satisfy the lower-division general education requirements: Core Complete!
For an explanation of the MUS Transferable Core, visit https://www.mus.edu/Transfer/GenEd.asp
OPTION #2: FVCC Core
Earning an Associate’s Degree (AA or AS) from FVCC with the FVCC Core means that a student can transfer to any Montana University System college the the guarantee that the lower-division general education requirements have been met: Core Complete!
For an explanation of FVCC Core requirements, visit: http://catalog.fvcc.edu/content.php?catoid=6&navoid=381