Transfer Credits

Credits earned at regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered for transfer to the Maine College of Health Professions at the time of student admission to the College. A student cannot transfer additional credits from other colleges or universities after matriculation to the College. Matriculated students are those who have formally applied for acceptance into a degree or certificate program and have officially started the program.

Only those courses determined to be equivalent to the courses included in a specific program curriculum plan will be considered for transfer of credits.  The grade received for an approved transfer course will be listed as “TR” on the College transcript and the grade will not be calculated into the student’s cumulative grade point average.

 

To transfer credits to the College, the student must:

 

  • Request an official transcript be mailed directly from the institution where the credits were earned to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Provide an official course description from the year the credits were earned. Check with the Registrar to determine the necessity of the course description.
  • Receive a minimum grade of C in the course.

Associate of Applied Science Degree:

  • Science courses for transfer credit must have been successfully completed within 10 years of matriculating into a program of study at the College.
  • Degree specific courses for transfer credits must have been successfully completed within 2 years of matriculating into a program of study at the College.
  • A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of degree credit coursework must be completed through the College. Specific programs will require additional credits from the College.
  • Exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Dean. These courses must be congruent with the course descriptions published in the College catalog.

 

Bachelor’s Degree:

  • A minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of degree credit coursework must be completed through the College. Specific programs may require additional credits from the College.
  • Some courses have changed substantially over time. There may be situations in which courses taken more than 10 years ago may not transfer into the College.
  • Exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Dean. These courses must be congruent with the course descriptions published in the College catalog.

 

Certificate Programs:

  • Science courses for transfer credit must have been successfully completed within 10 years of matriculating into a program of study at the College.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted for General Education Courses as stated in this policy.
  • All program-specific courses must be taken at the College.
  • Exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Dean. These courses must be congruent with the course descriptions published in the College catalog.