Transfer Students

Are you thinking of transferring to Bay State College? We value the hard work and dedication that all transfer students bring to our institution. Bay State College has a long-standing commitment to meeting the diverse and unique needs of our transfer students. Our rolling admissions process and multiple entrance terms make Bay State College the ideal school for transfer students to complete their degree program!

Access Bay State College's Transfer Application

 

Reasons to Consider Bay State College as a Transfer Student:

  • Dedicated Admissions Representatives to assist you through the application process
  • Extensive academic majors and programs to choose from
  • Small classes designed for hands-on learning
  • Rolling Admissions 
  • Multiple entrance terms
  • No Transfer Application Fee

Transfer Credit for Nursing Students

The Nursing program has special considerations for transfer of credit:

  • Where an “all students” policy differs from the Nursing program policy, the Nursing policy will take precedence;
  • 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;
  • Science, technical and other courses must have been taken in the last five (5) years and will not be accepted if such courses are central to the current knowledge and/or skill base of the Nursing program;
  • If students want to transfer Anatomy and Physiology, they must pass with a B or higher in both lecture and lab; 
  • If students want to transfer Microbiology, they must pass with a B 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;
  • All other courses not listed above are ineligible for transfer of credit; 
  • 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 Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Students

The PTA program has special considerations for transfer of credit:

  • Where an “all students” policy differs from the PTA program policy, the PTA policy will take precedence;
  • Once enrolled in the PTA 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 PTA courses, they must have attended an accredited PT or PTA program and passed the course with a B or better;
  • Science, technical and other courses must have been taken in the last five (5) years and will not be accepted if such courses are central to the current knowledge and/or skill base of the PTA program;
  • 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 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 of 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:

  • For coursework from schools outside of the United States (U.S.), students must provide a course-by-course * evaluation from a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluations (AICE) to determine transfer credit eligibility
  • The following information, translated into English **, must also be submitted for each course to determine transfer credit eligibility:
    • Start and end date of each course; and
    • Description of each course
      • Courses for which a start/end date and description have not been submitted, will only be considered for transfer as electives and will not be applicable to any major requirements
      • Transfer credit will not be given for English or ESL classes taken in a country where the native language is not English   

* Students must ensure their request for service is the course-by-course evaluation; this will provide the name of the course, the credits earned, and the U.S. grade equivalent.  Course-by-course evaluations must be mailed directly from the NACES/AICE member or hand-delivered, in a sealed envelope, to the Office of Admissions

** Additional information must be translated into English by the host institution or a current NACES/AICE member and must be mailed directly from the institution or NACES/AICE member or hand-delivered, in a sealed envelope, to the Office of Admissions

NOTE: Having transcript(s) evaluated by a current NACES/AICE member does not guarantee that transfer credit will be awarded.  All BSC transfer credit policies apply.

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), DANTE Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations; and from military transcripts;
  • Students (excluding Associate Degree Nursing students) must earn a minimum AP score of 3, a minimum IB Higher Level Exam score of 4, or meet minimum ACE recommended C-level CLEP and DSST scores;
  • Associate Degree Nursing students must earn a minimum AP score of 4, a minimum IB Higher Level Exam score of 5, or meet minimum ACE recommended B-level CLEP and DSST scores;
  • If interested in obtaining any of the above listed credit, contact the Office of Admissions (entering and prospective students) or the Office of the Registrar (current and returning students) for additional information.                                          

To learn more about our transfer process or speak with an Admissions Representative, please contact us at: (617) 217-9000 or admissions@baystate.edu