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Core 42

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

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Act

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has recommended a set of core curriculum of at least forty-two credit hours. All public and some private colleges and universities have adopted the Core Transfer Curriculum, commonly known as the CORE 42.

The CORE 42 is a statewide general education core that ensures all students complete a common core of college level courses across five knowledge areas.

For additional information please see the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer curriculum guide.

CORE 42 MOTR Guarantee

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) has identified a common set of general education courses, commonly known as CORE 42. CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

The CORE 42 offers several courses across five knowledge areas. The knowledge areas are: Communications (Oral and Written), Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The state designates these courses with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number. This designation guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer. However, Three Rivers College encourages students to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer in order to be sure.

CORE 42 Transfer Guidelines

Types of Transfer:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Core 42 FAQ
More information about Core 42

Questions regarding Core42 should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 573-840-9665.

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