Transfer Credit Guide
Platt College makes it easy for you to see how your prior applicable college credit is accepted-simply click on the Transfer Credit Guide Estimator Chart and search for your previous college or university.
Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at accredited institutions of higher education approved by the US Department of Education.
Decisions concerning transfer credit are based on (1) equivalence of course content and credit hours and level of instruction to that provided by Platt College and (2) appropriateness and applicability of credit to the student’s program at Platt College.
Quick Facts Regarding Transfer Credit at Platt College:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Please note: the Transfer Credit Guide Estimator Chart only serves as a reference guide regarding transfer credit acceptance at Platt College. The guide does not guarantee transferability-credits are not guaranteed transferred until officially received, reviewed, and accepted by the College Registar according to Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit.
What is the deadline for submitting transfer credit?
All transfer credit must be submitted for review during the first two quarters of the program. Courses that are not offered as part of the program requirement will not be accepted as transfer credit. Transfer credit submitted after a student’s completion of the first two quarters will not be reviewed nor will transfer credit be awarded.
What is the maximum amount of transfer credit I can bring from another college?
The maximum transfer credit awarded cannot exceed 50% of the quarter credit hours of the total program requirement.
How do I convert semester credit hours to quarter credit hours?
Platt College uses quarter hours. One quarter credit is equivalent to two-thirds (2/3) of a semester credit. To convert quarter hours into semester hours, multiply the quarter hour by .66 to equal the semester credit hour (ex: 4.5 quarter hours x .66 = 3 semester credit hours). To convert semester credit hours to quarter credit hours, multiply the semester hours by 1.5 to equal the quarter credit hour (ex: 3 semester hours x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter credit hours).