Transfer Students

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Students entering in an Associate Degree program may transfer no more than 30 credits, students entering in a Bachelor Degree program may transfer no more than 90 credits, and students entering in a Certificate program may transfer no more than 9 credits. An official transcript is needed for transfer credit review.

In order to be considered for transfer of credit, a course must meet the following requirements:

  • The institution it was taken at must be accredited by a recognized accrediting body and it must be equivalent to a course offered at Bay State College (excluding elective credit);
  • The grade earned must be a C or higher;
  • Science, technical and other courses must have been taken in the last five years and will not be accepted if such courses are central to the current knowledge and/or skill base of a program of study;
  • Developmental courses such as Basic English, Basic Mathematics, and College Reading, are not eligible for transfer.

Transfer Credit for Prior Learning

In addition to credit from another institution, Bay State College also accepts proof of college-level learning through our Credit for Prior Learning program:

  • Students may submit scores from the College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP); from International Baccalaureate (IB), DSST (DANTES), ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations; and from military transcripts;
  • Students must earn an AP score of 3 or higher or meet ACE recommended CLEP scores;
  • If interested in obtaining any of the above listed credit, students should contact their Academic Advisor for additional information.

Transfer Credit for PTA Students

The PTA program has special considerations for transfer of credit:

  • If students want to transfer PTA courses, they must have attended an accredited PT or PTA program and passed the course with a B or better;
  • If students want to transfer Anatomy and Physiology, they must have passed with a B or higher in both lecture and lab;
  • In some cases, students may be required to demonstrate equivalence by providing a course syllabus;
  • The Program Chair may require that students either audit a portion of a course or the entire course in order to accept transfer credits;
  • Students may be required to demonstrate knowledge and competence in course content in order to transfer credit.

Transfer Credit for Nursing Students

The Nursing program has special considerations for transfer of credit:

  • Once enrolled in the Nursing program at Bay State College, students may not take courses for credit at another institution. Requests for transfer credit must be made at the time of admission to the College;
  • If students want to transfer Anatomy and Physiology, they must pass with a B or higher in both lecture and lab. A student receiving a grade of less than a B is eligible to take a comprehensive subject exam from the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Please contact the Dean of Nursing for more information.
  • If students want to transfer Microbiology, they must pass with a C+ or higher in both lecture and lab;
  • If students want to transfer Human Lifespan Development or Computer and Information Literacy, they must pass with a C+ or higher;
  • If students want to transfer English II, they must pass with a B or higher;
  • The Program Chair may require that students either audit a portion of a course or the entire course in order to accept transfer credits;
  • Students may be required to demonstrate knowledge and competence in course content in order to transfer credit.

Transfer Credit for Current Bay State College Students

Students who are currently attending Bay State College may transfer courses with the following requirements:

  • Students must have a Pre-Approval for Transfer Credit Form completed and signed by their Academic Advisor or Department/Program Chair before the course is undertaken;
  • A minimum of 9 of the last 15 credits toward a degree must be earned at Bay State College.

Transfer Credit for International Students

International students have special considerations for transfer of credit:

  • International students seeking to transfer credit to the College must submit translated transcripts, as well as course descriptions, in order for transfer credit to be evaluated.