Policy and Procedure Governing Permission to Transfer Credit from Another College or Institution
Students must earn a minimum of 64 credits at Connecticut College.
Refer to Advanced Level Work and Advanced Standing for information about Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), British A-Levels and other Foreign Exams.
Transfer Credit Application Process for Current Students
Students planning to take courses elsewhere for transfer toward the Connecticut College degree must complete the Transfer Credit Application Form. Pre-approval of all transfer credit is required.
The form must be signed by the student's adviser. The class dean's signature is always required. Students planning on transferring courses that are offered online*, or those that will count toward General Education/Modes of Inquiry or for the major or minor must also seek the approval of the appropriate department or program. All Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, and Geophysics courses always require departmental approval, even if the course will only be used for general credit. *Please note that approval of online courses is at the sole discretion of the department/program; not all departments/programs approve online courses.
All grades and credits earned at the host institution are posted to the Connecticut College transcript and included in the student's GPA. This includes all courses taken while on Study Away.
Credits Taken Before Admission (Pre-matriculation)
Current students who have taken courses prior to matriculation that meet the criteria listed below and who wish to have their pre-matriculation coursework evaluated for transfer should submit a PreMatriculation Credit Transfer Evaluation Application to the Registrar's office.
College-level courses completed prior to matriculation at Connecticut College may be transferable, subject to an evaluation conducted by the Office of the Registrar. First-year and transfer applicants are required to submit transcripts for all coursework to the Office of Admission as part of the application process. Transfer students, in most cases, will receive their transfer credit determination upon admission. Further questions about transfer admission should be directed to the Office of Admission.
Online courses taken prior to matriculation are not eligible for transfer.
Transfer credit may be awarded for courses taken prior to matriculation if, upon review by the Registrar's Office, they are found to have an approximate counterpart in the Connecticut College curriculum and were completed with grades of C or better.
Courses taken prior to enrollment at the College, including prior to secondary school graduation, must meet all of the following criteria:
- Completed on a college campus
- Completed in a class with matriculated college students
- Course work was not used to satisfy any high school graduation requirements
Connecticut College does not award credit for programs where the above criteria have not been satisfied, e.g., the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience Program, Kenyon College's SCA Program, Syracuse University's Project Advance or CLEP testing.
Transfer Student Roadmap - A Guide to Potential Transfer Credit at Connecticut College
Admitted students engage in Connections. Connections is a different kind of liberal arts education, designed to help you become a different kind of leader: one who is intellectually courageous, inventive, resourceful and resilient.
In order to prepare for potential transfer to Connecticut College, you should consider taking the following types of courses at your current institution:
- Connecticut College students take courses in the five Modes of Inquiry. The Modes are Creative Expression; Critical Interpretation and Analysis; Quantitative and Formal Reasoning; Scientific Inquiry and Analysis; and Social and Historical Inquiry. Taking courses at your current institution that have an approximate counterpart to the Modes of Inquiry at Connecticut College will help prepare you for the intellectual breadth which is the foundation of the Connections program.
- We advise you to take a minimum of two semesters of study of the same language at any level.
We also encourage you to explore the variety of majors and minors available to Connecticut College students, and to begin thinking about courses at your current institution that might prepare you foundationally for entry into a department or program: http://www.conncoll.edu/academics/majors-departments-programs/majors-and-minors/
Transfer applicants are required to submit transcripts for all coursework to the Office of Admission as part of the application process. Additional information about Transfer Admission can be found here.