Transfer Students & CAS 101: Introduction to the Arts & Sciences

Enrolling in CAS 101

CAS 101 benefits for transfer students:

  • provides an easy and effective way to learn your way around campus
  • refreshes your college-level student skills and teaches you about academic advisement
  • guides you as a student in the College of Arts & Sciences and helps you plan your future

The majority of transfer students who have completed CAS 101 found it useful, particularly students whose goals include the desire to become highly educated. If you feel you can benefit from any of our CAS 101 objectives, you are welcome to enroll.

  • Fall enrollment is closed and managed by the Advising, Support & Planning Office or the Director of CAS 101.
  • Spring enrollment is open for students to self-enroll.

Waiving CAS 101

Day students transferring credits from another institution

Transfer students entering September 1, 2015 or after, with

  • 24 or more credits transferred in: automatic waiver
  • 23 or fewer credits:
    • provide Director with evidence of an acceptable equivalent course from previous institution of higher education, or
    • required to take CAS 101

Transfer students entering before September 1, 2015, with

  • 24 or more credits transferred in: waiver will be granted upon request to Director
  • 23 or fewer credits:
    • provide Director with evidence of an acceptable equivalent course from previous institution of higher education, or
    • contact Director for more information

Day students transferring internally - from another UMassD college

  • If any US Cluster 1E course completed with grade of C or better: contact Director for more information
  • Without US Cluster 1E completed with grade of C or higher, CAS 101 is required

Day students being re-admitted to UMass Dartmouth

  • Contact Director for information

Student transferring into University Extension from other institutions of higher education, including fully online

Transfer students entering September 1, 2015 or after, with

  • 24 or more credits transferred in: automatic waiver
  • 23 or fewer credits: Essay substitution: contact Director

Transfer students entering before September 1, 2015, with

  • 24 or more credits transferred in: waiver will be granted upon request to Director
  • 23 or fewer credits:
    • provide Director with evidence of an acceptable equivalent course from previous institution of higher education, or
    • Essay substitution: contact Director

University Extension students changing status to day students

  • Contact the CAS 101 Director for information