Transfer Policy

Students transferring from another accredited college or university may submit official transcripts from all 
the schools they attended prior to NCCC for review. Those transfer students wishing to receive credit for 
courses from other colleges must have earned a “C “or better; courses where the student earned either a 
“P” or “F” will not accepted as transfer credits. The maximum number of credits transferable is further 
limited by college policy. For programs outside of Allied Health, no more than 31 credit hours can be 
transferred to NCCC toward an Associate’s degree and no more than 15 credit hours towards a Certificate.

For Allied Health programs, a maximum of 17 credits can be transferred into the Certificate: Practical 
Nursing; a maximum of 33 credits may be transferred into the AAS: Nursing (ADN, RN); and a maximum 
of 34 credits may be transferred into the AAS: Radiologic Technology. For all students transferring in 
credits, grades and quality points for courses transferred into NCCC will not appear on the transcript and 
will not be used in calculating the grade point average at NCCC. NCCC may grant course credit for 
passing, at an acceptable level, examinations administered under the Advanced Placement Program (APP),
the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the New York State Proficiency Examinations. The 
College does not accept clinical experience or credits from other institutions to satisfy certificate, degree, 
clinical or internship graduation requirements. 

To qualify for transfer, credits must be less than ten years old. Credits taken at NCCC, where matriculation 
has been broken, will also be subject to the ten-year rule. To qualify for transfer into Allied Health, credits 
must be less than five years old.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam
NCCC recognizes the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams and awards credit for successful 
completion of AP exams in the same manner that transfer credits are awarded with a grade of 3,4, or 5.

Armed Forces Credit
Students may receive transfer credit for courses evaluated for credit by the American Council on 
Education (ACE) which were completed while in the Armed Forces. Please submit your official military 
transcript for evaluation.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
NCCC recognizes credit earned through testing by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit 
is awarded for successful completion of CLEP tests in the same manner that transfer credits are awarded 
with a grade of 50 or higher. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)
NCCC will award credit for IB Diploma courses on either the Standard Level (SL) or High Level (HL), with a 
grade of 4 or higher.