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Community College of Rhode Island

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Office of Enrollment Services
Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865

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Colleges and Universities interested in exploring transfer articulation opportunities should contact:

Jude A. Tomasino
Associate Director of Records/Transfer

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.  Additionally, quarter hour credits earned are converted to semester hour credits by a ¾ ratio.

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 several 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. However, CCRI does not transfer English or health science courses taken in foreign countries, plus, limited math, science, and technology courses are transferable. The following are the established agencies that translate foreign credentials to English:

Agency Contact Information
Center for Educational Documentation
Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117 Tel: 617-338-7171
Fax: 617-338-7101

Education Evaluators International, Inc.
PO Box 751169
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: 401-521-5340
Fax: 718-425-9929

Globe Language Services
319 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: 800-446-6228, 212-227-19944
Fax: 212-693-1489

World Education Services, Inc.
Old Chelsea Station
PO Box 745
New York, NY 10113
Tel: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-966-6395

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651
Tel: 215-222-8454 ext. 510
Fax: 215-349-0026

AACRAO International Education Services
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Tel: 202-296-3359
Fax: 202-822-3940

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Tel: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3422 Email:

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: 305-273-16166
Fax: 305-273-1338
Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984

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