Returning Students

Looking to transfer to Bay State from another school or returning back to us after a period of time? You're not alone.

The road to a college degree has many different paths.  Many of our students at Bay State College, at some point in their lives, have taken some time off from their academic journey or decided it was time to switch directions. Because of this, we understand how to make the process go smoothly — from transferring credits to financial assistance.

  • If you have previously attended Bay State College and are returning to finish your degree, please contact:

Boston Campus: Admissions at 617-217-9186 or email

Taunton Campus: Renae Runnels at 617-217-9829 or email

  • If you are transferring to Bay State College from a previous institution, here are your first few steps:

1) Submit your college transcripts to Bay State College at 122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02116 or fax/email to 617-249-0400 or

  • Complete this step the same day you submit your application for enrollment.
  • College transcripts will be reviewed upon receipt; however final transfer credits will not be approved until the Official copy is received.

2) Your transcript will be reviewed by your advisor, and the final number of transfer credits will be approved by our Registrar upon receipt of your official transcripts and any other necessary documentation.

3) You will receive a copy of a degree audit from your advisor after all transcripts and other necessary documentation has been received. The degree audit will show the classes required for graduation from the program you have chosen with all transfer credits marked clearly for you to see.

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.

Important Information (Links) About the Transfer Credit Process

Transfer Credit Requirements

Transfer Credit for AP and CLEP Exams

Prior Learning Assessment & Credit for Prior Learning


Is Bay State a two year college or a four year college?


Both! We offer both Bachelor's degrees and Associates degrees. For a full list of our programs, click here.