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Transferring to CCRI
The Community College of Rhode Island does not automatically give credit for courses taken elsewhere. Students entering CCRI who have satisfactorily completed collegiate level courses at other regionally accredited institutions may have their courses evaluated by the Office of Enrollment Services once their academic goals have been established; preparatory classes are not transferable.
Grades of "C-" or better in courses required by the CCRI program of study are required for transfer, however, some programs may have more stringent policies. Except for literature, speech, writing and select art courses, credits completed beyond ten (10) years do not transfer, unless the student seeks approval of the chairperson responsible for the intended major. Additionally, applicants to the Nursing Program must have completed BIOL 1020 Human Physiology within five (5) years of entering NURS 1010 Nursing I.
The Office of Enrollment Services does not evaluate any health or rehabilitative health courses taken at other institutions. Any student that has this type of coursework should contact the appropriate chairperson to explore if transfer credit or challenge exams are appropriate.
Individuals with military training or substantial life experience in a specific field may contact Peter Woodberry, Ph.D., Dean of Business, Science and Technology to explore Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Additionally, students that have completed the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advance Placement (AP) exams are encouraged to send their official scores to the Office of Advising & Counseling, Knight Campus – Warwick.
Transfer students are required to take the ACCUPLACER placement exams. Failure to take appropriate exams may cause problems when trying to register for courses that require placement test scores as prerequisites. The Office of Enrollment Services does not override testing requirements.
- Math placement exam - students are required to test in math to demonstrate their current competency level. A student would need to score into the actual course (s) needed for their degree program, unless they transferred in the exact course needed to fulfill their degree requirements. However, the test score still might be required to take other courses as some subjects have specific math testing prerequisites.
- Reading placement exam - is a required test of all students; this is also a pre-admissions requirement for most health and rehabilitative science applicants. Additionally, some courses have reading score prerequisites.
- Writing placement exam - students can be exempt from taking this exam if they transfer a course that is equivalent to ENGL 1005 College Writing or ENGL 1010 Composition I.
The total amount of credits transferred, including, PLA awards, may not exceed one-half of the credits required for a degree or certificate program. For more information regarding transfer policies please review the College Catalog. The transfer credit review process takes an average of eight (8) weeks to complete and may take longer during peak periods. Therefore, students are encouraged to send official transcripts from all prior institutions immediately after applying to the College. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Enrollment Services at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, regardless of what campus a student may be attending. Students will be notified by mail once transcripts have been evaluated.
The Office of Enrollment Services maintains a Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to show how courses have historically transferred to CCRI. Potential students are encouraged to review the information listed in the database. Courses not found in this list may still be transferable. However, those courses will be assessed upon submission of an official transcript and acceptance into a degree or certificate program at CCRI.
Please note: Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an outside agency prior to submission to the Community College of Rhode Island Office of Enrollment Services. A course-by-course evaluation with grade and credit hour equivalency is required for transfer credit assessment.The following are the established agencies that translate foreign credentials to English:
Agency Contact Information
Globe Language Services
New York, NY 10007
Tel: 800-446-6228, 212-227-19944
World Education Services, Inc.
Old Chelsea Station
PO Box 745
New York, NY 10113
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984
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