Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Transferring credits into BCC programs

Students who transfer into BCC from another regionally accredited college or university usually receive credit for courses that apply to their program with a grade of “C-” or better. Students may meet up to 34 credits of degree program requirements with credits transferred from another accredited college or university and/or credits earned through Prior Experiential Learning.

Students may also request to receive credit for military training and experience. In accordance with the Valor Act, Bristol Community College uses the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services as the primary method for evaluating and awarding academic credit for military occupation, training, experience, and coursework. Any questions related to the transfer of military credits can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 774.357.2240.

To qualify for a BCC degree, a transfer student must complete at least 30 credits required at the College and fulfill graduation requirements in the selected curriculum. Exceptions may be granted by petition. For certificate programs, half the required credits must be earned at BCC. To receive credit for courses taken at any other institution while enrolled at BCC, students must obtain approval in advance.

Forms are available in the Enrollment Center. Completed forms should be accompanied by the catalog from the other institution. The student must arrange to have transcripts of approved courses sent to the Registrar’s office within six weeks of completing the course(s).

NOTE: For information regarding transferring credits and articulation agreements from BCC to a four year college visit our Transfer Affairs pages.