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Transfer Credit Policies and Regulations
- The College at Brockport awards transfer credit for course work completed at institutions accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and other such regional accrediting bodies. Course work from other accredited institutions is accepted only upon departmental recommendation.
- We give favorable consideration to courses that could appropriately be offered by the College, whether or not equivalent courses currently are offered.
- Your credits will transfer and those courses will fulfill requirements here at Brockport; your grade point average (GPA) will not transfer. Transfer grades will not appear on your Brockport transcript.
- You can transfer a maximum of 64 credits from any accredited two-year college. Therefore, although you may have completed more than 64 credits at your community college, as perhaps listed on your degree audit report, don't forget that the degree audit will only apply 64 of your credits (those most useful) toward your Brockport degree. The maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied to your Brockport degree (a combination of two-year colleges and four-year colleges/non-college sources such as AP, IB, CLEP, etc) is 90 credits.
- Transferring a completed two-year degree (AA, AS or AAS) from a regionally accredited college will guarantee that you transfer at least 60 credits with full junior status, and up to the maximum of 64 credits. However some students, particularly those who enter with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, may need more than 60 additional credits at Brockport to complete the baccalaureate degree depending on their academic program.
- Evaluation of transfer credits can be finalized and transfer credits awarded only after final and official transcripts from each credit source (such as college transcripts, test scores, or military documents) have been received by the College. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (585) 395-2751 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding outstanding transcripts or scores.
- Fifteen credits of any major, and fifty percent of any minor or certification program must be taken at the College at Brockport. Individual academic departments may require more than those totals; also academic departments will determine which courses are used for their major.
- Credits transferred to The College at Brockport from institutions using the quarter system are converted to semester credits by recording two-thirds of their original value on the Brockport transcript.
- Remedial or developmental courses, some skills courses, and courses for which Brockport
has no departmental home may not transfer.
- The College at Brockport grants transfer credit for courses in which a grade of "C-" or "D" has been recorded at another institution only when the final grade point average for all transfer credit is 2.0 or above. A "C-" or "D" grade earned in a course in a student's eventual major discipline, if accepted for transfer, can be counted as either an undistributed elective, or, depending on departmental policies, may be accepted for credit in the major.
- Transfer credit awarded to students who do not qualify under AA, AS, AAS policies
stated above depends on:
- regional accreditation of that college
- the extent to which courses and course credits meet the curricular requirements at The College at Brockport
- the grades earned
For information on appealing transfer credit decisions and the Transfer Credit Appeal form, please visit the following page:
Receipt of Final Transcripts
Transfer students are admitted with provisional matriculation pending the receipt and evaluation of the final official transcript. An official transcript is one that the student requests each previous college attended to send to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The College at Brockport.
A final official transcript shows all college courses completed at that college and includes the listing of any degrees earned. It is the student's responsibility to request final official transcripts from each college attended. Failure to provide these transcripts by mid-term of the first semester enrolled may limit preregistration opportunities to registration with freshmen, regardless of student status.