Transfer Students

You've already put a lot into getting your college career going. Now take it to the next level at Bay State College. If you're serious about a specific career path, we can give you the real-world advantages you need to succeed!

Employers today are looking for candidates with real experience--and that's exactly what you'll achieve through your Bay State experience. To start your transfer process to Bay State, please read the following carefully.

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If you are entering the Associate Degree program, you may transfer no more than 30 credits. If you are entering the Bachelor Degree program, you may transfer no more than 90 credits. Official Transcript needed for transcript credit review.

Transfer Credits must meet the following requirements:

  • The institution must be accredited by a recognized organization, and the course must be equivalent to one offered at Bay State College. This excludes elective credits
  • You must have earned a grade of a C or better
  • Science courses must have been taken in the last five years, and general education courses must have been taken in the last 10 years
  • Developmental courses such as Basic English, Basic Mathematics, and College Reading, are not eligible for transfer

Transfer Credit for AP and CLEP

In addition to credits from another institution, you may also submit credits from the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and from College Level Examination Program (CLEP) with the following requirements:

  • You must have an AP score of 3 or above. For example, a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP English Language Exam will earn a student 6 credits for English I and English II
  • If you are interested in obtaining credit for CLEP examinations, you should contact the Registrar (Day Division) or Campus Coordinator (Evening Division)

Transfer Credit for PTA

The PTA program has special considerations for transfer credits. If you are a student who seeks to transfer you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have attended an accredited PTA program
  • Courses in which you have received a B or better may be considered for transfer credit
  • In some cases you may be required to demonstrate equivalence by providing a course syllabus
  • The Program Chair may require that you either audit a portion of a course or the entire course in order to accept transfer credits
  • You may be required to demonstrate knowledge and competence in course content in order to transfer credit
  • You can only transfer English credits equal to your level of English Placement test score

Transfer Credit for Bay State Students

If you are already attending Bay State College, you may transfer courses with the following requirements:

  • The institution must be accredited by a recognized organization, and the course must be equivalent to one offered at Bay State College, this excludes elective credit
  • You must have earned a grade of a C or above
  • Science courses must be taken in the last five years, and general education courses must be taken in the last 10 years
  • Developmental courses such as Basic English, Basic Mathematics, and College Reading, are not eligible for transfer
  • You must earn a minimum of nine of the last 15 credits toward your degree in residence at Bay State College
  • You must also have a Pre-Approval for Transfer Credit Form completed and signed by their Advisor, Program Chair or Dean before the course is accepted
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