Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

Candidates seeking their bachelor’s degree should have a minimum of 56 completed college credits eligible for transfer. Those candidates with fewer than 56 eligible college credits should apply for the AA in General Arts and Sciences degree.

Before submitting an application to a Pace online degree completion program, you may use our Transfer Credit Equivalencies tool to determine which credits from previous institutions may be accepted.

Additional courses not found in this database may be transferable once an evaluation of the course descriptions and/or syllabi is completed upon a student’s application and admission to an online degree completion program.

After submitting a completed application, the Pace Online Admissions Committee will collaborate with the chairperson of each academic department to review transcripts and evaluate which courses meet the transfer credit policy. This evaluation process typically takes two to three weeks.

Admitted students will receive a Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) sheet with detailed information regarding eligible transfer credits. If a committee review is necessary, it will require course descriptions and/or syllabi from a student.

International Students: Please note that course descriptions will be required for all courses completed outside of the United States.

View a sample TCE sheet to get an idea what admitted students receive.

You can also watch this helpful screencast to learn more about how Pace Online Admission evaluates transfer credits for acceptance into online degree completion programs.


Transfer Credit Policy

Courses completed with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher from a regionally accredited institution are eligible for transfer credit.

A maximum of 68 credits may be transferred from two-year institutions and a maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from a four-year institution.

Not all transfer credits may count toward your intended degree. To see which credits from previous institutions may be accepted for transfer credit, you can use our Transfer Credit Equivalencies tool.

Additional courses not found in this database may be transferable once an evaluation of the course descriptions and/or syllabi is completed upon a student’s application and admission to a Pace online degree completion program.

Sources of Transfer Credit:

  • Institutions accredited by a regional affiliate of the Commission of Higher Education (e.g. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools)
  • Acceptable performance on standardized proficiency examinations
  • CLEP exams

Please speak with an admission advisor at (866) 815-5166 or at degreecompletion@pace.edu with questions or concerns related to eligible transfer credits.

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