University Transfer

View info for KC students planning to transfer to a four-year school.

Why starting at KC makes sense:

We'll prepare you well! Reports from universities across the state acknowledge that students who began their studies at a community college perform at the same level or above those students who attended the university all four years. Students who begin at Kilgore will save money. A lot of money.   With tuition/fee rates that are less half of four-year public universities, starting at KC can translate into thousands of dollars of savings.

Live at home or have an on-campus living experience.

You can live at home and save even more money, or stay on campus and experience all the fun of campus life. KC has more than 400 on-campus residential students.  We offer a wide variety of housing from traditional college dorm rooms to on-campus apartment-type rooms. KC has an exciting atmosphere you would expect to find only at a university.

Small class sizes and transfer degree plan.

Our small class sizes (Average class size is just 25 students) and caring, qualified faculty mean that you’ll never be lost in the crowd.  Our concern is you, the student.  Our academic advisors will help prepare a customized transfer degree plan created just for you. Why settle for just a bachelor's degree when you can also have an associate's degree too. It'll make you more marketable to employers.

Take the next step.

See for yourself why KC is a great place to start your college career. Call (903) 983-8209 or e-mail the Office of Admissions and Registrar for more information.

Core Curriculum*:

The Core Curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as “curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social and cultural history that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree." KC's Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.

View Texas Core Curriculum Information

Articulation Agreement List - Colleges and Universities:

College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Rd.
Texas City, Texas 77591

East Texas Baptist University
1209 N. Grove
Marshall, Texas 75670

Kaplan University

Lamar University
4400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Beaumont, Texas 77710

LeTourneau University
2100 S Mobberly
Longview, Texas 75602

Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
200 Central Avenue
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Stephen F. Austin State University
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Texas A&M University Texarkana
7101 University Ave.
Texarkana, Texas 75503

Texas State Technical College
2400 East End Blvd., SO.
Marshall, Texas 75672

Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street STOP 6217
Lubbock, Texas 79430-6217

The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799

Tyler Junior College
1327 Baxter Ave.
Tyler, Texas 75701

West Texas A&M
2402 Russell Long Blvd
Canyon, Texas 79016

Wiley College
711 Wiley Ave.
Marshall, Texas 75670

Excessive Hours – Baccalaureate Degree:

The State of Texas does not provide funds to state institutions of higher education for excess semester credit hours attempted by a resident undergraduate student. The non-resident tuition rate will be charged beginning with the term after the student reaches the maximum number of credit hours attempted in excess of the degree requirement.

Excess credit hours are those hours attempted by a resident undergraduate student that exceed by more than 30 hours the number of hours required for completion of the bachelor degree program in which the student is enrolled. If the baccalaureate degree the student is pursuing requires 120 hours, the student must achieve that degree by the time he/she has completed 150 hours of credit. For purposes of excess hours, a resident undergraduate student includes a non-resident student who is permitted to pay resident tuition.
The semester credit hours counted toward the limitation include all hours attempted except:

  • Semester credit hours earned by the student before receiving a baccalaureate degree that has been previously awarded.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student by examination or other procedure by which credit is earned without registering for a course for which tuition is charged.
  • Credit for remedial education courses, technical courses, and workforce education courses funded according to contact hours, or other courses that would not generate academic credit that could be applied toward a degree program at the Texas State University.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student at a private or an out-of-state institution.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student before graduating from high school and used to satisfy high school graduation requirements (i.e., dual credit courses). (Effective Fall 2009)

Hours earned through examination without registering for a course are always excluded from the maximum number of hours allowed at the resident rate. Additionally, effective Fall 2009, dual credit hours are excluded from the maximum number of hours allowed at the resident rate.

University Transfer

Transferring Credits into KC?

A student who transfers college-level courses from a regionally accredited private or out-of-state institution may use transferred courses that are equivalent to the following to satisfy the success initiative in the given area. Students must have earned a "C" or better in each course for exemption in each respective area.


  • ENGL 1301 (Grammar and Composition)
  • ENGL 1302 (Composition and Readings)


  • HIST 1301, 1302 (U.S. History)
  • ENGL 1301 (Grammar and Composition)
  • ENGL 2322, 2323 (British Literature)
  • ENGL 2332, 2333 (World Literature)
  • ENGL 2326 (American Literature)
  • PSYC 2301 (General Psychology)
  • PSYC 2314 (Human Growth and Development)
  • GOVT 2301, 2302, 2305, 2306 (State, Local, and U.S. Government)


  • MATH 1333 (Mathematical Topics)
  • MATH 1314 (College Algebra)
  • MATH 1324 (Math for Business and Economics)
  • MATH 1342 (Statistics)
  • Any advanced mathematics course for which the above are prerequisites

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