Transfer Credits and Transcript Evaluations
- Students seeking transfer credit should first submit an Application for Admission to the College.
- Next, students must request an official copy of their transcript(s) be sent from their previous institutions directly to the Registrar's Office. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Bucks County Community College, Registrar's Office, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown PA 18940.
- Upon receipt of a Transcript Evaluation Request, Bucks County Community College will evaluate parallel work completed at accredited post-secondary institutions for potential transfer credit.
General Policies related to transfer credits and transcript evaluations:
- A student can obtain no more than 30 transfer credits from all outside sources (including AP Course Credit and Prior Learning Assessment) for Associate programs.
- A student can obtain no more than half the number of credits required for a given certificate.
- Only grades of "C" (or 70% by permission of the area Dean) or better will be considered for potential credit.
- Courses are considered for transfer credit as they relate to the student's program of study.
- Course descriptions are reviewed for course content and in determining equivalency. At times, syllabi and additional consultation with the area academic dean and other support documentation may be necessary.
- If a student changes his/her major, a new evaluation request must be submitted as above.
- Developmental coursework will not be accepted as transfer credits.
- Proficiency courses (those which produce "pass" or "satisfactory" grades) will not be accepted as transfer credits.
- Courses taken at some institutions without regional accreditation may not be accepted for transfer credit through traditional means. Schools that are vocational or technical in nature without regional accreditation are reviewed through the Office of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for potential life experience credit.
- Credentials earned outside the United States require your college transcripts to be checked by a NACES-approved credential evaluator before submitting to Bucks for review and potential transfer.
- Military credentials are reviewed by PLA.
- Coursework previously determined for equivalencies can be viewed at the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center or CollegeTransfer.Net, but all coursework presented will be considered based on the above criteria.
- The Registrar's Office is responsible for consideration of incoming transfer credit. Concerns or questions regarding coursework not transferred will be reviewed by the Registrar and appropriate academic officers.
For more information about transferring to Bucks County Community College, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Transfer Students page.
For details regarding transferring out of Bucks to another institution, please review the Transfer Services webpage, or call (215)968-8031 to make an appointment with a transfer counselor.
International High School Diplomas and University Transcripts
- For Financial Aid or other academic purposes, you may need to have your educational credentials evaluated.
- Your high school diplomas and/or college transcripts can be evaluated at any of the member agencies listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. In addition, these same agencies can evaluate university transcripts for potential transfer credit.
- For more information on Financial Aid visit the Financial Aid page.
- For more more information on applying or transferring to Bucks, visit our International Student Admissions page.
In order for Bucks County Community College to evaluate your credits for potential transfer, you will need to send an official copy of your foreign transcript to one of the agencies listed above.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered "official" the translation that is generated must come directly to our college in a sealed envelope from the evaluating agency. Any faxes, photocopies, or documents in opened envelopes that a student provides us with from these agencies are considered "unofficial," and cannot be accepted for transfer credit and/or for financial aid purposes.
If you have further questions about transfer credits, please email email@example.com or call 215-968-8419.