Student Bill of Rights

The Colorado General Assembly enacted the Student Bill of Rights (C.R.S. 23-1-125) to assure that students enrolled in public institutions of higher education have the following rights:

  • students should be able to complete their Associate of Arts and Baccalaureate programs in no more than 120 credits unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the Commission (Colorado Commission on Higher Education);
  • a student can sign a four-year graduation agreement that formalizes a plan for that student to obtain a degree in four years, unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the Commission;
  • students have a right to clear and concise information concerning which courses must be completed successfully to complete their degrees;
  • students have a right to know which courses are transferable among the state public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education;
  • students, upon completion of core general education courses, regardless of the delivery method,  should have those courses satisfy the core course requirements of all Colorado public institutions of higher education;
  • students have a right to know if courses from one or more public higher education institutions satisfy the students’ degree requirements; and
  • a student’s credit for the completion of the core requirements and core courses shall not expire for ten years from the date of initial enrollment and shall be transferable.