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CORE 42 Initiative

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Avila University is a voluntary participant in the Missouri Core Curriculum Transfer Act (Missouri Senate Bill 997). The Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education has established a 42-hour curriculum of lower-division courses across 5 broad knowledge areas (CORE 42), intended to ensure Missouri college graduates possess a common core of college-level skills and knowledge. The curriculum was additionally established to facilitate transfer of general education courses among institutions of higher learning within the state of Missouri.

Completing CORE 42 at a participating institution guarantees transfer of the block of coursework to any other participating institution, meeting the general education requirements at the receiving institution.

Individual courses approved to meet requirements of CORE 42 are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number, which guarantees one-to-one transfer of those courses among all participating institutions to meet general education, major (following major-specific guidelines), and graduation requirements.

CORE 42 at Avila University

Avila University is currently in the processing of identifying and proposing courses for approval in the CORE 42 curriculum for 2020-2021:

  • Approved courses will show the MOTR course number in the course description as well as official transcripts.
  • Upon completion of CORE 42 at Avila, students may submit a request through the Registration and Student Records Office for a CORE 42 notation to be entered on the student's transcript.

Avila University also accepts CORE 42 credit from other participating institutions:

  • All courses approved with MOTR course codes will transfer to meet requirements in Avila's Core Curriculum as well as potentially major requirements (if - and only if - they follow all major-specific guidelines).
  • Completion of the entire CORE 42 curriculum (including notation on the student's official transcript) guarantees completion of Avila's Core Curriculum. Such students will be treated as though they had completed an A.A. degree for the purposes of determining Core Designation requirements.

More Information

For more information and tools related to CORE 42, students may visit the Missouri Department of Education website:

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