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Transferring Credits

Transfer credit requests, initiated by the student, are evaluated only on the basis of official transcripts. Students must submit a completed admissions application packet, including official transcripts and course descriptions/syllabi, if applicable.

How to initiate your transfer credit request:

  • Please request official transcripts from previously attended institutions as soon as possible.
  • If you have any grades not on the ABC scale, ask the course instructor to clearly state the letter grade equivalent in a letter on official college letterhead, addressed directly to the Cambridge College Transfer Credit Office.
  • If requesting transfer of required courses into a graduate degree program, fill out transfer request form and attach course descriptions or syllabi. Photocopies must clearly show the course number, title and description; name of the college, your name and date of birth.
  • Have international transcripts translated and evaluated by an evaluation service recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Priority Dates

We must receive all documents for transfer credit evaluation (outlined above) by the following priority dates in order to evaluate your transfer credit by the beginning of the term. Later submission will result in delayed transfer credit awards.

  • By April 1 for Summer term
  • By July 15 for Fall term
  • By December 1 for Spring term

Veterans and Military Students

The Transfer Credit Office adheres to the regulations and requirements outlined in the DoD Military Tuition Assistance Program. It recognizes, accepts and awards credit where appropriate; specifically credits earned through standardized examinations and from American Council on Education evaluated transcripts.

Evaluation Process

  • The Transfer Credit Office reviews official transcripts and identifies all courses that meet the general criteria and may be eligible for transfer.
  • For licensure programs, specialized concentrations, and CAGS programs, the program chair reviews the content and approves courses that meet program-specific criteria.
  • Undergraduate academic advisors will create an academic plan which includes all eligible transfer credits that meet Cambridge College undergraduate degree/program distribution requirements. Based on the policy below, credits constituting an earned associate’s degree will be accepted in total up to 69 credits. Credits outside of, or above and beyond an earned associate’s degree, will be evaluated for transferability by the academic advisor.
  • For licensure programs, specialized concentrations, CAGS and doctoral programs, the program chair reviews the content and approves courses that meet program-specific criteria.
  • Final determination of the transferability and programmatic distribution of credit lies with the academic dean of the appropriate school.

In Your First Term

Graduate students — Do not take any course that you hope will be covered by a corresponding course that you have submitted for assessment. Wait until your transfer credit evaluation is completed.

Re-Evaluation of Transfer Credit

If you change concentration or program, you must request a new transfer credit evaluation.

When you return after an absence of one term or more, prior transfer credits are revised according to policies in effect at the time of your return.

Transfer to Another College

Transfer of credit is controlled by the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee that another institution will accept credits earned at Cambridge College.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at Cambridge College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in Cambridge College’s educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Cambridge College to determine if your credits or degree, diploma, or certificate will transfer.