Transfer Credit

Credit earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferred as acceptable credit at Clarkson College according to the following guidelines:

  1. There is evidence of satisfactory completion of at least a “C minus“ in academic courses for undergraduate courses and a “B minus” in graduate programs or “C minus” in undergraduate programs will be accepted as transfer credit. A maximum of nine (9) graduate credits may be transferred. No transfer credit is available for the Family Nurse Practitioner and/or Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate. All hours within these certificate options must be completed through Clarkson College. Clarkson College does not accept transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere after enrollment at Clarkson College. All remaining coursework and core courses must be completed at Clarkson College.
  2. Students are expected to complete their program and elective courses at Clarkson College after initial enrollment to the College. Exceptions to this policy may be considered under extenuating circumstances. Financial reasons will not be considered extenuating. Students will not be awarded credit for a course taken off campus after his/her initial enrollment to Clarkson College without approval in advance. Students are advised to consult their academic advisor before initiating the petition process.
  3. Courses and credits to be transferred are listed on an official transcript that is submitted directly from the institution(s) where the courses were taken. A final official transcript is required after completing all courses to be transferred.
  4. A Petition for Reconsideration must be completed to allow transfer of major courses and/or graduate courses. The course and/or credit must be similar to a Clarkson College course, and a syllabus and course description should accompany the Petition for Reconsideration. Official transcripts for each of these courses must be on file in the student’s admission records for review prior to evaluation of the courses (Health Information Management may be excluded).
  5. Courses have been completed within the following time limits:
    • RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, Medical Imaging, PTA Bachelor of Science option = No limit
    • Undergraduate Science Courses = Five years
    • Undergraduate General Education Courses = No limit

In determining transfer credits, the academic program director reserves the option of requiring the student to take an assessment examination, and the student will be required to pay the testing fee.

Final approval for all transfer credit must be evaluated by the appropriate program director and Registrar or Assistant to Registrar.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging grants advanced placement status to American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered Radiologic Technologists.