Transfer Credit in the School of Continuing Education
Ready to make your future happen? We are, too, which is why SCE is so transfer-friendly! Consider this: If you’ve earned college credits from another accredited college or university — no matter how long ago — you can apply up to 75 credits toward a bachelor’s degree; 36 credits toward an associate’s degree; and 3 credits toward a certificate.
Whatever your background, there’s a place for you at PC SCE.
Our policies regarding the transfer of credits are simple and straightforward.
- All courses you submit for transfer credit must have been taken at an accredited college or university;
- You earned a grade of C or better in the course (you cannot earn transfer credit for a C-minus grade);
- All courses are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine that they are comparable in content to Providence College courses;
- At least half of the courses required for your major must be completed at Providence College;
- We do not accept remedial, developmental or pre-college level courses.
Requesting transfer credit is easy, too
- Simply review the requirements of your degree or certificate program;
- Match the courses you have completed at other institutions to SCE program requirements. Every bachelor’s program has room for some “free electives,” where transfer credits can often fit
- Request official transcripts from each institution you attended, using this handy Transcript Request Form.
Credit for Community College students
SCE has transfer agreements with several community colleges. These agreements ease the way for students who have earned an associate’s degree to transfer to SCE and complete their bachelor’s degree. In fact, students who meet the requirements are guaranteed admission into SCE.
- We’ll waive your $55 application fee;
- You can apply for special scholarships for transfer students;
- You may transfer in up to 75 credits from your community college coursework to SCE.
To learn more about our agreements with specific community colleges, check these links:
Get credit for what you know
We recognize that students gain substantial knowledge in a variety of ways — through work, volunteering, military service, job training, reading and travel.
SCE allows you to earn credit for documented “prior learning” that has taken place outside of the classroom. A maximum of 30 credits of prior learning credit may be applied as elective credit in a bachelor’s degree program. These credits count toward your overall allowance of 75 transfer credits.
Here’s how it works — choose the program that best fits your situation
- SCE partners with “Learning Counts,” a program of the Council on Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL), to assist you in developing a portfolio to demonstrate what you’ve already learned.
- The College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the DSST Credit by Exams Program, and UExcel® Exams are nationally recognized testing programs that allow you to demonstrate college-level learning in certain subjects. Credit is awarded for pre-approved tests in which you achieve the minimum score or higher. These credits are part of your overall transfer credit package. Check the above links for a list of local test centers.
- Advanced Placement (AP) Exams are another way to earn college credit. Students who obtain a score of 4 or 5 will typically be awarded equivalent credit for coursework at Providence College.
- Credit for Military and Professional Training: The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates and awards credit for training programs offered by the military, employers, government agencies, professional associations and more. To see if your training qualifies for college credit, visit the ACE Military Transfer Guide or the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training.