Transfer Credit (Policy AA-52)

Credit earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferred as acceptable credit at Clarkson College according to the guidelines listed below.


  1. There is evidence of satisfactory scholarship, i.e., at least a “C-“ in academic courses for undergraduate courses and a “B-“ for graduate courses in graded courses.
  2. 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.
  3. The General Education Director reviews course descriptions and/or topics, objectives, or other requirements to ascertain if the content of the course(s) is comparable and, therefore acceptable for transfer. Courses that do not include comparable objectives and, or requirements will not be accepted for transfer credit. Transfer guides list commonly transferred courses to facilitate transfer credit from various institutions.
  4. If the course and/or credit to be transferred is a major course or graduate course, a petition may need to be completed. The course and/or credit must be comparable to a course offered at Clarkson College to be approved. A syllabus and course description of the course to be transferred may be required.
  5. Undergraduate science courses must have been completed within seven (7) years for the Associate of Science in General Studies, BSN, PTA Associates, CHL – Pre-Health Professional, Psychology, and Radiography programs.
  6. The appropriate Academic Program Director, Registrar, or Assistant must grant final approval for all transfer credits to the Registrar.
  7. Interprofessional Education and undergraduate Health Care Core courses must be taken at Clarkson College and are not eligible for transfer.
  8. Students are expected to complete their program and elective courses at Clarkson College after their initial enrollment to the College. Exceptions to this policy may be considered under extenuating circumstances and require a petition for approval. 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.
  9. Students are advised to consult with their academic advisor before initiating the petition process.