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Transferring Credits from other Institutions

See Admissions Section of the Course Catalogue for transfer guidelines for specific programs.

To be considered for admission, each transfer applicant must submit application materials as listed previously as well as the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Official transcripts are required for transfer credit evaluation and awarding of Becker College credits.
  • Completion of the Dean of Students Certification and  Recommendation Form from any college attended within the past three years

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:

Completion of a minimum of 30 credits at Becker College in order to be awarded a bachelor’s degree, exclusive of any credits awarded for Prior Learning, AP, CLEP, or other acceptable sources. Students seeking an associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 15 credits at Becker College.

A minimum of 15 credits of 3000/4000 level courses required for the major, and 9 credits for any minor, must be completed at Becker College. Transfer credit policies for graduate programs are determined by individual programs.

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 must be within one level of the course at Becker College 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.

Acceptance of transfer credits does not supersede time limits for prerequisite requirements, i.e. math and science as related to Nursing and Veterinary Science admissions requirements.

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.  Students should bring course descriptions to the Registrar, 47 Sever St., Worcester campus.

Becker graduates returning to earn another degree will have credits from the first degree applied toward the second degree where appropriate.

Credit Evaluation
Want to know what courses you can transfer to Becker? View our Transfer Course Equivalency Tables.

International 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.


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