Transfer Credit

Students who wish to transfer credits from community or other four-year colleges apply to the Admission Office for admission with advanced standing, for either the fall or spring semester. All transfer applicants must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or better in their college level work.

Transfer Credit
Transfer students will be evaluated by the method outlined in the grid below, according the number of credits they have earned at other institutions.  Credit will only be awarded for courses in which the student has earned a C or better. Courses of a purely technical nature, such as typing or shorthand, as well as credits earned in clinical nursing at another college, will not be accepted in transfer. Transfer of credit earned at any time will be accepted except where technology, new research, or other factors have significantly changed the content or required skills of a course.

An earned Bachelor’s Degree No Core Required
An earned “appropriate”
Associate’s Degree
Required:

  • 2 courses from Core Category E

 60 or more credits
from an appropriate
undergraduate program

Required:

  • 2 courses from Core Category B
    and
  • 2 courses from Core Category E

 

45 or more credits
from an appropriate
undergraduate program

 

 

 

Required:

  • 2 courses from Core Category B
    and
  • 1 course from Core Category C
    and
  • 1 course from Core Category D
    and
  • 2 courses from Core Category E

Less than 45 credits

Required:

  • The full Core, except for course-by-course
    substitutions approved during
    the transfer evaluation process 

At any time, the College reserves the right to require assessment and to mandate appropriate placement into courses considered essential for satisfactory academic progress. Prior to registration, students will be offered the opportunity to take a writing test that will allow them to demonstrate their writing ability. If proficiency in college-level writing skills is not evident, they will be required to enroll in the designated core writing skills course, ENGL 120 Writing in Context. Students may receive elective transfer credits for comparable writing courses.

Students who wish to transfer international college level credits should refer to the paragraph on evaluation requirements under Admission of International Students.

Transfer Articulation Agreements
The College of Mount Saint Vincent has secured Transfer Articulation Agreements with the regional community colleges listed below, which allow a seamless transition to a baccalaureate program for students who obtain either an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree.

  • Bergen Community College, NJ;
  • Queensboro Community College, NY;
  • Norwalk Community College, CT;
  • Rockland Community College, NY;
  • Kingsborough Community College, NY;
  • Laguardia Community College, NY;
  • Warren County Community College, NJ;
  • Suffolk Community College; NY

Transfer Scholarships
All candidates who have a past cumulative index of 3.2 or above will be considered for a Competitive Transfer Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of past academic standing only. Learn more about the Transfer Merit Scholarship.