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Transfer Policy

Transfer students who have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at a regionally accredited institution and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 are generally accepted. The College reserves the right to evaluate transfer student applicants who do or do not meet the 2.5 criteria on an individual basis.

In evaluating the credentials of transfer candidates, the College, under the direction of the faculty, implements the transfer credit equivalency, and tries to give maximum credit for college work completed at other institutions.  Credit is given for all applicable courses in which a student achieves a grade of C- or above. Credits transfer, but grades do not. Credit is generally not given for professional and technical courses which would not be applicable to the bachelor's degree offered at The College of Saint Rose. Credit is also not given for independent studies or internships taken at another college.

Nontraditional learning evaluated through portfolio by another college is not accepted for transfer. However, students may have the opportunity to create a portfolio and have it evaluated for credit by faculty at The College of Saint Rose. Please see the Experienced Adult Portfolio webpage at EAP.

Of the minimum 122 credit hours required for a degree, transfer students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours at The College of Saint Rose. A maximum of 70 credit hours from students transferring from a two-year college and up to 90 credit hours for students transferring from a four-year college will be accepted, but all credits may or may not fulfill specific degree requirements at Saint Rose (this is a change effective only for students matriculating to the College in the Fall 2015 term and future terms). In the case of military and veteran students, The College of Saint Rose will accept up to 15 credits of ACE evaluated military training as transfer credit. Military training must be applicable to the degree program and documented by a formal Joint Services Transcript to obtain credit.