Transferring into Bristol

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Registrar's Office
fax: 508.730.3255

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Students who transfer into Bristol 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.

To qualify for a Bristol degree, a transfer student must complete at least 25 percent of the semester hours applicable to their program 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 Bristol. To receive credit for courses taken at any other institution while enrolled at Bristol, 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 Bristol to a four year college, visit our Transfer Services page.