Transfer Credit

Receive credit for prior college, work, military, and/or life experience.

At the School of Continuing Education, we want to accelerate your PC degree or certificate completion. That’s why you can apply up to 75 credits toward a bachelor’s degree, 36 credits toward an associate’s, and 3 credits toward a certificate.

Prior College Credits

We accept credits from accredited colleges or universities for courses in which you earned a grade of C or better—no matter how long ago you earned them.  We also accept credit via exam, such as Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program(CLEP)

At least half (50%) of the credits toward your major must be earned at Providence College.

Community College Agreements

We have transfer agreements with several community colleges. These agreements provide a seamless way to transfer and some even guarantee admission and tuition discounts for those who meet the requirements.

We also offer a transfer agreement for Quinsigamond Community College students or alumni who have completed an associate’s degree in fire science or the necessary courses to enter our B.S. in Fire Administration program.

Credits for Military, Work or Life Experience

We accept several Prior Learning Assessment programs, so you can get credit for the knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom. You can apply up to 30 prior learning credits toward a PC bachelor’s degree; these credits count toward your overall allowance of 75 transfer credits.

Learn How Many Credits You Can Transfer

Talk with our knowledgeable advisers for help in matching your coursework with the requirements of your desired degree or certificate. Degree programs usually include free electives where transfer credits can often be applied.

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