Incoming Transfers

Advanced Standing

You may received advanced credit and standing in the following ways:

Rockland Community College welcomes students who have completed coursework at other institutions and who wish to continue their studies at RCC. If students are transferring from another college, RCC Records will evaluate their credits based on the degree they intend to pursue at RCC. At least half the number of credits required for the degree must be completed at RCC, with the exception of the LPN to RN Express Program students. For students seeking a certificate, half the number of credits required for this certificate must be completed at RCC.

The maximum number of transferable credits to RCC for an associate’s degree is 32 credits, with the exception of students entering with Automotive Service Excellence Certification A1-A8. The maximum number of credits transferred to RCC to earn a certificate is 15 credits. Courses for which a student has earned a grade lower than a “C” will not be accepted for transfer. See Transfer Credit Policy.

The College may grant credit to students who have successfully participated in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who earn satisfactory scores on the appropriate examinations may be granted credit. Qualifying scores and the number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines.

Rockland Community College participates in the College Level Examination Program. Students who earn satisfactory scores, on the appropriate examinations may be granted credit. Qualifying scores and the number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines. For a current listing of examinations and passing scores, or to arrange to take a CLEP exam, call Placement and Assessment at 845-574-4525.

RCC may grant credit for college-level learning acquired as a result of work experience. Students seeking this type of credit will take competency exams and/or prepare a portfolio that documents their learning. Students must be currently enrolled at RCC in credit bearing courses and complete that semester of enrollment in order to apply for this type of credit. Information concerning credit for life and work experience is available at Placement and Assessment 845-574-4525 or 845-574-4288.

A maximum of three Exercise and Human Performance (EHP) credits may be granted to veterans who have served at least six months in the Armed Forces. The College may grant credit for some courses offered by the Armed Forces. These courses are reviewed by Records when the official transcripts are submitted.

Note:
  • Students may appeal the results of their transfer credit evaluation by completing the Transfer Appeal Form.
  • For current RCC students we recommend that you seek approval prior to registering or testing for any additional credits for transfer.
  • Students who fail to provide official academic records from previous institutions may jeopardize their academic standing and financial aid status at the College.
  • There are some limitations on the time period before credits get “stale” and are no longer applicable for transfer.
  • All foreign college and university credits will need to be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company to qualify for transfer credits. Students may submit a course-by-course evaluation through one of the following options:
    • IFCS – RCC applicants can use the code DISNY to receive a discount on their evaluation
    • Any NACES accredited credential service
For more information contact Admissions at 845-574-4224.

Transfer Transcripts

All Official Transcripts should be mailed to:

Rockland Community College
Attn: Records
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Yes, Rockland Community College accepts eTranscripts from participating colleges and universities. All official eTranscripts should be sent directly from the college or the college’s vendor. All college eTranscripts should be emailed to: [email protected].

Note: The email listed above is for official College/University eTranscripts only, High School transcripts will not be accepted please contact Admission for additional information.

As long as the Official Transcript envelope has not been opened or tampered with, Rockland Community College will accept a hand delivered Official Transcript. Please bring the College Transcript to the front desk of Records, located on the first floor in the Technology Center. Note: RCC will not accept faxed transcripts as official transcripts.

Transfer Forms & Resources

Transfer FAQs

All Official Transcripts should be mailed to:

Rockland Community College
Attn: Records
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Yes, Rockland Community College accepts eTranscripts from participating colleges and universities. All official eTranscripts should be sent directly from the college or the college’s vendor. All college eTranscripts should be emailed to: [email protected].

Note: The email listed above is for official College/University eTranscripts only, High School transcripts will not be accepted please contact Admission for additional information.

No, Rockland Community College will not accept faxed transcripts as official.

As long as the Official Transcript envelope has not been opened or tampered with, Rockland Community College will accept a hand delivered Official Transcript. Please bring the College Transcript to the front desk of Admissions, located on the first floor in the Technology Center.

Transfer credits are granted based on the original transcript and the requirements of the selected curriculum of study at Rockland Community College. Course descriptions, credit(s) equivalence, earned grades, and other detailed information may be considered. In general, a grade of C or C+ and higher is necessary for a course to transfer for credit.

Evaluations are done in the order that they are received. The turnaround is roughly 5 to 7 business days and during peak registration periods 7 to 10 business days. This is an estimated time frame and on rare occasions may take a little longer.

Yes, Rockland Community College will need the official transcript from the original college, university or testing agency at which the course was taken. Rockland Community College needs to:

  • verify the original grade
  • determine if the original institution was a quarter- or semester-based
  • see the year in which the course was taken to verify its content
  • verify that the course material hasn’t expired.

Obtaining the original transcript is the best practice to gather this information.

At least half the number of credits required for the degree must be completed at RCC, with the exception of the LPN to RN Express Program students. For students seeking a certificate, half the number of credits required for this certificate must be completed at RCC. The maximum number of transferable credits to RCC for an associate’s degree is 32 credits, with the exception of students entering with Automotive Service Excellence Certification A1-A8. The maximum number of credits transferred to RCC to earn a certificate is 15 credits. Courses for which a student has earned a grade lower than a “C” (or “C+” in some cases) will not be accepted for transfer.

A Transfer Evaluation Form will be mailed to the address that you provided on your enrollment application.

The Transfer Evaluation Form is your record of courses that will be accepted. You should keep this form for your records. However, once you are ready to be advised for registration, you should bring the Transfer Evaluation Form with you for advisement.

Please bring your Transfer Evaluation form to an advisor (located on the 2nd floor of the Technology Center). The advisor will show you where the courses fit on the degree sheet and assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. If your questions and concerns are not resolved, the advisor will reach out to the transcript evaluator for assistance.

For continuing students: accepted transfer credits will be placed on your Rockland Community College transcript within 7 to 10 business days after the evaluation has been completed. If you do not see your accepted transfer credits posted to your account 10 days after you receive your Transfer Evaluation Form, please call or visit Records & Registration.

Records & Registration will begin posting new students’ and returning students’ accepted transfer credits to their Rockland Community College transcript during the month of:

  • October for students who start attending during the Fall
  • February for students who start attending during the Spring
  • July for students who start attending during the Summer

If you do not see your transfer credits posted by the 15 of November, March or August please call or visit Records & Registration.

* Please note: transfer credits will not be posted for students who do not attend. This applies to students who withdraw from all of their courses within the first three weeks of school.

Yes, you may appeal a decision.

If you disagree with the advisor and evaluator, you may submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal Form along with a written statement and proper documentation to the Records & Registration front desk (do not send via email) and allow 10 to 15 business days for an appeal response.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal Form

SUNY?
Yes, we accept transfer credits from all SUNY Colleges; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former SUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.
CUNY?
Yes, we accept transfer credits from all CUNY Colleges; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former CUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.
Private Colleges & Universities?
Yes, we accept transfer credits from all Private College & Universities; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former college or university. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc. This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.
Foreign College & Universities?
Yes we accept many credits from Foreign Colleges & Universities; credits earned at institutions outside of the U.S. require official evaluation form an accredited agency.
List of agencies
Advanced Placement?
Advanced Placement examinations and RCC equivalent courses
Army?
Yes, we accept transfer credits from all ARMY; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former SUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.
CLEP?
CLEP credits granted and RCC equivalent courses
Dantes?
Dantes and RCC equivalent courses
International Baccalaureate?
IB exams and RCC equivalent courses
Do you accept honors transfer credits?
Honors courses are accepted as transfer credit, however, to receive an honors designation, a course syllabus must be provided to Records & Registration. Once the syllabus is received the syllabus will be forwarded to the honors department & they will determine if the course meets the same rigor & depth to qualify as a RCC honors course.

Acceptable Examinations, Scores & Equivalents

Humanities

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
History of Art3ART 11900 & 120006

Data Processing

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
Computer Science5CSP 151004

English

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
Language & Composition with Essay4:5ENG 10100 & 102006
Literature & Composition with Essay4:5ENG 10200 & 205006

Languages

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
Chinese4CHI 201004
Chinese5CHI 20100 & 202008
French4FRE 201004
French5FRE 20100 & 202008
German4GER 201004
German5GER 20100 & 202008
Hebrew4HEB 201004
Hebrew5HEB 20100 & 202008
Spanish4SPA 201004
Spanish5SPA 20100 & 202008

Mathematics

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
Calculus AB4 or 5MAT 203004
Calculus BC4 or 5MAT 20300 & 204008
Statistics4 or 5MAT 125004

Music

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
Music Theory3MUS 20100 & 202006
Music Listening & lit3MUS 11100 & 112006

Science

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
NO AP credits are acceptedN/AN/AN/A

Social Sciences

ExaminationAP ScoreRCC EquivalentCredits
American/US History3HIS 20100 & 202006
European History3HIS 10100 & 102006
US Govt. Policies3POL 101003
Economics (Micro)3ECO 201003
Economics (Macro)3ECO 202003
Psychology3PSY 103003
World History3HIS 112003
Course #Course TitleGradeRCC EquivalentCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1C or higherENG 101003
MAT 103StatisticsC or higherMAT 104003
MAT 104College MathematicsC or higherMAT 134003
PSY 101Introduction to PsychologyC or higherPSY 103003
PSY 102Human Growth & DevelopmentC or higherPSY 203003
PSY 201Abnormal PsychologyC or higherPSY 222003
SCI 101Earth ScienceC or higherSCI 106003

General Exams

ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
College Composition (Essay typed)57ENG 101003
Natural Science58SCI 101003

Subject Exams

Composition and Literature
ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature w/Essay57 & “P” by Dept.ENG 102003
Business
ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
Financial Accounting50ACC 101004
60ACC 10100, 102008
Business Law, Introductory50BUS 203003
Management, Principles of50MGT 150003
Marketing, Principles of50MKT 201003
Foreign Languages
ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
French College Level58FRE 201004
63FRE 20100, 202008
German College Level58GER 201004
63GER 20100, 202008
Spanish College Level58SPA 201004
63SPA 20100, 202008
Science and Mathematics
ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
Calculus50MAT 203004
College Algebra54MAT 134003
College Mathematics54MAT 103003
Pre-Calculus57MAT 135004
Social Sciences and History
ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCourse EquivalentCredits
American Government50POL 101003
History of the U.S. I:
Early Colonizations to 1877
50HIS 201003
History of the U.S. II:
1865 to Present
50HIS 202003
Human Growth and Development50PSY 203003
Macroeconomics, Principles of50ECO 202003
Microeconomics, Principles of50ECO 201003
Psychology, Introductory53PSY 103003
Sociology, Introductory50SOC 100003
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 164850HIS 101003
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present50HIS 102003
ExaminationScoreEquivalentCredits
Astronomy400 PassSCI 101003
Business Law II400 PassBUS 204003
Human/Cultural Geography400 PassSCI 110003
Human Resource Management400 PassMGT 202003
Intro to Business400 PassBUS 101003
Money & Banking400 PassFIN 215003
Personal Finance400 PassFIN 217003
Principles of Financial Accounting400 PassACC 101004
Fundamentals of College Algebra400 PassMAT 102003
Principles of Statistics400 PassMAT 104003
Physical Science400 PassSCI 101003
Intro to Law Enforcement400 PassCRJ 102003
ExaminationScoreEquivalentCredits
Business Management70 or PassBUS 101003
Music6 or PassMUS 101003
Theater6 or PassPER 110003