College Transfer Students
Five Towns College prides itself on being a transfer-friendly college. The staff will work one-on-one with you to ensure that your transfer process is as seamless as possible. Often times, students from local community colleges as well as from other four-year institutions choose to transfer to Five Towns College.
For instance, some reasons students transfer include:
- They want to stay local or close to home;
- They were lost in the crowd at a larger institution;
- They wanted to switch academic programs and realized that the creative offerings at Five Towns College were what they loved;
- They felt the warmth from a small institution and it seemed more supportive; and/or
- They wanted a small college at a reasonable tuition rate that their families could afford.
College Transfer Credit Requirements
College credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions or in the Regents College Degrees Program with a grade of “C” or higher may be considered for transfer credit. A maximum of 60 credits may be granted for students wishing to receive a Baccalaureate Degree and 30 credits for students wishing to receive an Associate Degree.
Entering freshman who have completed college coursework while still in high school are required to have their official college transcripts sent to the Admissions Office in order to be considered for credit. Credit is awarded for grades of “C” or higher.
Five Towns College has several Articulation Agreements with area community colleges. The Articulation Agreements provide for a smooth transfer of credits and possible scholarships for qualified applicants. Click here to see the Articulation Agreements.
Advanced Placement (AP) credit will be granted by Five Towns College to qualified students based on a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement Examination. Official score reports must be forwarded to the Admissions Office from the College Board in order to be granted credit.
Credits for IB (International Baccalaureate) Programs
Students who graduate from a High School International Baccalaureate Program may request and be granted transfer credit for courses completed and for which they have received a grade of at least a “B.” The transfer credit request must be made in advance of admission to the College. Decisions on such transfer credit requests are made on a case-by-case basis. The high school at which the course was taken must be accredited by a federally authorized regional accrediting organization (e.g., the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges).
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives students an opportunity to demonstrate prior learning and to earn credit for that knowledge. Five Towns College allows matriculated, high-achieving students to use the CLEP Program to move past introductory-level coursework and to move onto more advanced and challenging courses.