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Transferring Credits from a Community College

Transfer Your Credits From a Two-Year to Four-Year Degree

As tuition costs for four-year colleges continue to rise, two-year community colleges have become a feasible path towards completing a Bachelor's degree. In fact, according to a recent survey, 60 percent of all community college students will transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges to complete their bachelor's degrees. At Marist, our reputation for delivering a high-quality education is second-to-none, and for students transferring credits from a community college, we make it easier than ever to enroll. Here's what you need to know about transferring credits to Marist.

How to Transfer Credits from a Community College

A large factor for all community college transfer students is the ability to transfer credits to a four-year school. Marist awards transfer credits if the courses you have already taken were taken at an accredited community college, and you earned a grade of "C" or higher. We then review the course level and material to decide if your academic credits are viable for transfer credits. You may transfer a maximum of 70 community college credits, plus an additional 20 credits from a four-year school, towards a Marist bachelor's degree. After 90 credits are completed, all additional credits must be completed at Marist.

Ready to Transfer Your Community College Credits to Marist?

To be considered for admission, applicants must include:

  • A completed undergraduate admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended
  • A writing sample with your response to one of the essay topics from the application
  • A current resume
  • There are special considerations for foreign students, including the official Test of English as a Foreign Language results (if English is not your primary language) and a Certificate of Financial Resources form for non-U.S. citizens.

Once the application process has been completed, our admissions review process judges each applicant on a series of criteria. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of criteria such as academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, essay, resume, and overall interest and excitement about attending Marist. We also try to consider the challenges facing each applicant, which is why we're perfect for community college students looking to continue their education.

Transfer Your Credits to an Online College

There are many reasons to choose Marist as the school to complete your bachelor's degree. We offer the option of finishing your bachelor's degree after transferring credits from a community college through a 100 percent online bachelor's degree curriculum. The Professional Studies program is designed to meet the needs of the busy student, offering the flexibility of online, on-campus, or a hybrid combination of courses.

For community college students seeking to transfer credits and complete their bachelor's degree, Marist is the logical choice for a world-class education that fits into your busy life. Contact us for more information or come visit the campus to see what a bachelor's degree from Marist can mean for your future.