Transfer Credit

Students may transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges prior to beginning their programs of study. The responsibility rests with students to provide the Admissions Office with an official copy of each college transcript, mailed directly from each college to the Admissions Office. A copy of the college catalog(s) may be requested.

Generally, courses with grades of C (2.0) or better which are judged by Eastern Maine Community College to be equivalent to Eastern Maine Community College course offerings will be transferred. On occasion, examinations may be required to show competency of subject material. Students may transfer courses not to exceed:

  • 75% of the total required credits, and
  • 65% of the total technical course credits in a major field.

In general, only courses taken within the past ten years are reviewed. Courses older than ten years may require additional documentation in order for transfer credit review to occur. Eastern Maine Community College is the final judge regarding awarding of transfer credits from other institutions.

Students who have achieved acceptable College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) scores may also be granted academic credit if the course is in those students’ programs of study. Transferred course grades and/or CLEP scores will appear on the students’ college transcript but will not be used in computing grade point averages. Students with questions about these examinations should contact the Academic Affairs Office.

Eastern Maine Community College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC). Assessment of service-connected prior learning is conducted using various nationally-recognized resources for determining course equivalence. Students eligible for veterans’ benefits must arrange for evaluations of all previous post-secondary educational experiences for possible transfer credit.