Transfer Credits From Other Institutions

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Subject to the Graduation Requirements, students may transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions and be eligible for the appropriate degree from Becker College, subject to meeting the following conditions:

  • A student must complete at least 50% of their coursework at a regionally accredited four-year college, university or equivalent, to receive a baccalaureate degree from Becker College; approved articulation agreements may in select circumstances exceed this limit.
  • A student must complete at least 25% of their coursework at Becker College to receive a baccalaureate or associate degree from Becker College;
  • A student must complete at least half of the 3000-4000 level courses in their major field of study at Becker College; and
  • Grades of C or better from regionally accredited institutions are transferable to Becker College, subject to the time restrictions below. A grade of P is acceptable provided the transfer school's transcript key lists a letter grade equivalent to a C at Becker College. Foundations/Developmental/Preparatory courses will not transfer into Becker for Credit toward graduation requirements (see course description for notation of Foundations/Developmental/Preparatory course type).

In order to be accepted as meeting the requirements for a degree program, courses must be similar in scope, breadth and depth of content. Course descriptions and at times syllabi will be used as the basis for this determination.

Courses will be considered for transfer if they are within one level of the course at Becker for which they will be used. Courses must have similar or greater prerequisites if they are to be considered for transfer from a lower level.

Foreign transcripts: the student must request to have official college-level transcripts sent to a recognized credential evaluation service. Please visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) for a list of members and their websites. In this evaluation, the transcript will be translated into English, if needed, authenticated and equivalencies set to determine the level of education and its relation to accredited institutions in the United States. The results of the evaluation must be sent from the agency to Becker. While Becker agrees to review the evaluation for possible transfer credits, we reserve the right to accept or deny credits based upon the results of the evaluation. Fees are the responsibility of the student.

Courses from other than regionally accredited institutions may be evaluated for purposes of transfer. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) will be used as the basis for credit recommendations where such recommendations exist.

Credits awarded through the ACE formal credit recommendation process, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) count towards the maximum numbers of transfer credits described above.  Courses taken as part of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Cross-Registration program are considered Becker credits and do not count towards those limits.

Technical courses: good for up to 5 years (science & technology)

Professional course: good for up to 10 years (prefix-related or as specified)

General education: no time limit (English/Math/Non-required Elective, i.e., Psychology, Sociology, Humanities, etc.)

Transfer credit will not be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average, including courses taken for “repeat” credit elsewhere.

*Matriculated students should have courses evaluated for transferability prior to enrolling. Student should bring course descriptions to the Registrar's Office on either campus.


College Level Examination Program – Becker will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours through College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP scores must be at or above the ACE recommended score to be eligible for college credit. The nearest CLEP test center for Becker College is Worcester State College (contact 508-929-8072 for test dates and payment information). Indicate on the registration form that scores from the exam should be sent to Becker College – institution code is 3079.

Please see the equivalency chart to find out which exam to take for credit at Becker. Please be advised that the English tests may require an essay portion.


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