2010 CCBC College Catalog
Transferring to CCBC
Admission with transfer credit
The sending institution must be an accredited college or university for a student to be admitted to CCBC with transfer credit. Credit may transfer if the institution is regionally accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). To verify accreditation, CCBC uses “Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions” published by AACRAO. CCBC recognizes the following regional accreditation associations:
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Credit may not be accepted from schools that are candidates for regional accreditation and not fully accredited. This includes institutions regionally accredited by a commission on occupational education.
As part of CCBC’s general admissions procedures, a student must submit official transcripts of all previous college course work. Transcripts from other institutions should be current and submitted to CCBC within one year of the date they are issued. CCBC reserves the right to verify any questionable grades or credits.
Grade level Requirements
Courses for which transfer credit is requested must fit the applicant’s proposed curriculum and should generally be a “C” grade or better. However, courses in which the applicant earned a “D” will be accepted for transfer if the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of all transferred courses is 2.0 or above.
General Education courses taken at a Maryland public college or university will be accepted with a earned grade of “D or better.” Grades for courses taken at colleges or universities other than CCBC will not be computed in the GPA but may be used for selective admission requirements.
Number of transfer credits accepted
CCBC has direct transfer agreements with other Maryland community colleges and four-year institutions. CCBC will accept a maximum of 45 transfer credits, including no more than 30 credits by examination. In order to receive an associate degree from CCBC, the transfer applicant must fulfill the credit and curriculum requirements of the major. The minimum number of credits for an associate degree is 60. However, students must complete either a total of 31 credits taken in any order or in any time sequence or the last 15 credits (a minimum of 25 percent) at CCBC.
NOTE: A student enrolled under a joint college/military agreement may complete his or her final 15 credits in any order or time sequence.
Transfer of General Education requirements
A student who successfully completed a degree at another accredited institution of higher education meets the General Education requirements for a degree at CCBC, and it will be noted on the student’s transcript. Transfer credits will not be granted if the credits were earned at a time when the sending institution was not accredited by an appropriate agency.
A student who earned a degree from an accredited institution outside of the U.S. will be evaluated on an individual basis. CCBC will make any decision regarding General Education requirements based on the results of the transcript evaluation, particularly relating to English requirements.
Transfer credits for certificate programs
A student who applies to CCBC as a transfer student with the intention of earning a certificate in a designated occupational area must complete the admission criteria and also complete at least 25 percent of the courses required for the certificate at CCBC. No more than 75 percent of the courses may be accepted in transfer from another institution.
Permission to enroll in courses at another institution
A student who plans to enroll in a course at another institution to earn credits toward completion of CCBC graduation requirements should obtain permission from CCBC to confirm that the course credits earned will be accepted for transfer by CCBC. The permission to enroll form may be obtained in the Records and Registration office.