Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at accredited institutions of higher education approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

Decisions concerning transfer credit are based on:

  • Equivalence of course content and credit hours and level of instruction to that provided by Platt College
  • Appropriateness and applicability of credit to your program at Platt College

Foundational Liberal Arts Courses (General Education)

Only general education course grades of “C” or higher that are ten (10) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an institution approved by the US Department of Education.

Foundational Science Courses (Cognates)

Cognate courses at Platt College are defined as courses offered in the science discipline. The purpose of cognate courses is to provide a student with more diverse perspectives in interdisciplinary fields.  Cognate classes at Platt College include:

BIOL 112, BIOL 206, BIOL 223, BIOL 224, BIOL 300, CHEM 121

Only cognate course grades of “C” or higher that are ten (10) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an institution approved by the US Department of Education.

Nursing Courses

Only nursing course grades of “B” or higher that are five (5) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an institution approved by the US Department of Education.

For more information on transfer credit, please see Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit. External credit refers to testing-out of courses and can be applied towards a students degree program at Platt College. For information on external credit, please see Policy 02:08:00 External Credit.

Platt College's Transfer Credit Guide Estimator is a helpful online tool that allows you to search for course equivalencies. Use the Transfer Credit Guide Estimator to find out how applicable undergraduate credits you completed at another college or university will possibly transfer to Platt College. If you have questions, you can find answers in the Transfer Credit Guide FAQ.

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