We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by
Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for English, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses. 


This is for use Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our
admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  English
(This major is available through multiple campuses of Troy University and through TROY Online .  Please contact specific campuses for program availability.)


AREA I-V Recommendations:


A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


Students attending Troy University are required to take World Literature I and World Literature II.  Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take ENG 271 and ENG 272 (World Lit I/II) to meet this requirement.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.


No additional hours in Area IV are required once 12sh of Area IV courses are completed following the Transfer Guide.


The remaining 19 SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 19 SH from  the following:

  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)

  • CIS 146 (Microcomputer Applications)(3 SH)

  • ENG 251 (American Literature I)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • ENG 252 (American Literature II)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • ENG 261 (English Literature I)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • ENG 262 (English Literature II)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • ENG 271 (World Literature I)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • ENG 272 (World Literature II)(3 SH) - if not taken in Area II

  • Free Electives (1-9 SH)

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

English  Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:  Dr. Kirk Curnutt

Office:  136 Catoma St, Room 115, Troy University, Montgomery Campus, Montgomery, AL 36103-4419
Phone:  334-241-9701
E-Mail: kcurnutt@troy.edu

Other Helpful Links:

·      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

·      TROY’s General Studies Program

·      TROY Catalogs

·      TROY Home Page

·      TROY Admissions

·      TROY Financial Aid