online college will grant transfer credit from accredited colleges or
universities with a course grade of "C" or better, provided the
course is applicable. In order to gain transfer credit, official transcripts
from all schools attended must
be forwarded to:
Online Enrollment Services
Saint Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084-5263
An official transcript is
one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear
the college seal, date, and an appropriate signature. An official transcript
issued to a student may be considered official provided the transcript remains
unopened in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
The maximum number of
credits that may be awarded by transfer and/or portfolio process is:
Baccalaureate Degree: 95 semester-hour credits
Associate Degree: 48 semester-hour credits, 18 of which must be earned with Saint Joseph's College
Certificate Program: 6 semester-hour credits
Saint Joseph’s College also
has several transfer agreements with other higher education institutions. Saint
Joseph's College maintains agreements with other accredited institutions
allowing for the acceptance of previously earned credits. Learn more and find
out if your school has an agreement with our institution.
Joseph's College will grant transfer credit from hospital based schools.
Transfer credit guidelines apply and official transcripts are required. If the
school in question has closed, the State Department of Education in your state
should have record of the current custodian of records for the school. Programs
covered include Schools of Nursing,
Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, and Anesthesiology. Saint
Joseph's College will also consider credit for graduates from Medical Technician Training, Midwifery
Training, and Nurse Practitioner Training programs.
will be granted for military service school courses and skills if the American
Council on Education recommends the awarding of credit. The following
information must be obtained:
- Full and correct title of course
- Location of training
- Length of course in weeks
- Exact dates of attendance
- Branch of Service that gave the
The information listed
above may be obtained by one of the following methods:
Students entering the army on or after January 1984 must submit an AARTS
(Army/ACE Registry Transcript System). Transcripts may be requested by fax from
AARTS Operation Center, Commercial 913-684-2011 or Autovon 552-2011.
Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard
Credit may be given in accordance with ACE Guide recommendations.
Students who are active duty or Reserve Sailors/Marines must submit a
Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART).
Requests may be faxed to DSN 992-1291 or COM 850-1281. Transcripts listing
completed Marine Corps correspondence courses may be obtained from the Marine
Corps Institute, Arlington, VA 22222-0001 or call toll free 1-800-MCI-USMC.
Community College of the
Air Force personnel, both active and veteran, must submit a CCAF (Community
College of the Air Force) transcript. CCAF will not accept fax requests for
transcripts. Transcripts may be obtained from:
130 West Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6613
who do not have access to an official ACE Registry transcript, must submit an
official record and initiate the request for evaluation. Veterans and reserve
personnel must submit a certified copy of the DD214. Saint Joseph's College
generally follows ACE credit recommendations for all skill levels. Credit is
not awarded for Basic Training or for vocational/technical level
Joseph's College will award credit for passing scores on challenge exams that
fulfill degree program requirements. Saint Joseph’s College accepts ACE
(American Council on Education) recommended credit from the following
may receive up to 30 undergraduate credits through challenge examinations.
Students should consult with their Academic Advisor to inquire about challenge
exams that meet Saint Joseph’s College degree program requirements. The
Saint Joseph's College CLEP identification number is 3764 and the DSST
identification number is 8668.
College Credit Recommendation Service
1973, National CCRS (formerly National PONSI) has been evaluating training and
education programs offered outside of the traditional college classroom setting
and translating them into college credit equivalencies. National CCRS
coordinates teams of college faculty evaluators and subject matter experts to
conduct extensive reviews of education and training programs offered by
corporations, unions, religious organizations and proprietary schools. Over 1,500
Cooperating Colleges and Universities will consider granting actual college
credit based on our credit recommendations and in accordance with their own
transfer policies. Saint Joseph's College will award appropriate credit based
on CCRS recommendations.
National Guide to Education Credit for Training Programs
College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) helps adults obtain academic
credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside college and university
degree programs. For nearly 20 years, educational institutions have trusted
CREDIT to provide reliable information to make credit award decisions. Through
a rigorous and judicious process, credit recommendations are made for courses
and examinations offered by all types of organizations, including business and
industry, labor unions, professional and voluntary associations, schools,
training suppliers, and government agencies. Saint Joseph's College recognizes
these recommendations and will award advanced standing credit when applicable.
the recommendation of the American Council on Education (ACE), the College will
award credit for Advanced Placement grades of 3 or higher on any Advanced
Placement Exam. To receive credit, an official grade report must be sent directly
to Saint Joseph's College. To request a grade report, send a letter with your
name, gender, birth date, AP number or SS#, the year(s) you took the AP Exams,
and the name, city, and state of the college(s) to receive your transcript.
Send your request and a check made out to AP Exams ($15 for each transcript) to
AP Exams, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Joseph's College views the submission of an Experiential Learning Portfolio as
a learning process in and of itself. Students who choose to validate their
prior learning in this way are expected to demonstrate a synthesis of practical
and theoretical knowledge. The process itself encourages students to reflect
upon their experiences in a focused manner, thereby, facilitating a new
learning experience. The portfolio format is intended to produce a
thoughtful, coherent piece of work. Each participant in this process can expect
to devote as much time to this project as he/she would spend on the equivalent
credits of course work.
Not all submissions will
warrant the granting of credits. The portfolio must be strongly correlated to
the body of knowledge inherent in the courses for which credits are petitioned.
Students may use the portfolio format for courses that can't be satisfied
through a proficiency exam (see Credit-by-Examination). The maximum number of
semester hours that may be earned through the submission of an Experiential
Learning Portfolio are: bachelor's degree, 18, and associate degree, 9.
Certificate program students may not submit portfolios for credit. Portfolio
submission is only for matriculating students.
Credits may be awarded for
knowledge acquired through personal and/or professional experience. Such
knowledge may have been acquired through a combination of on-the-job
experiences, non-collegiate workshops, or non-degree courses. All relevant
experiences must be presented in a manner that will relate those experiences to
what was learned from them.
Guidelines for transfer credit applicability
Includes all science courses, except behavioral and social sciences.
Examples: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Biological
Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Animal Behavior), Environmental/Ecology, Entomology,
Chemistry, Physical Sciences (Geology, Physics, Earth Science, Astronomy,
Broadly defined as human and behavioral sciences
Examples: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work (including
Human Services and Social Welfare courses), Political Science (including
Examples: Philosophy , Logic
Not Acceptable: Medical Ethics
Not Acceptable: Medical Ethics
Examples: Bible Studies, Theology, Religious Studies
Examples: Theater/Drama/Film (History or Appreciation), Music (History
or Appreciation), Art (History or Appreciation), Literature, Mythology, Foreign
Language, History, Philosophy, Theology , Humanities survey courses
Not Acceptable: Education courses, Applied art (Ceramics, drawing, sculpture,
photography, silkscreen, watercolor), Applied music courses (chorus, piano,
French horn, etc.), Speech or Public Speaking or Broadcasting
Journalism courses, Writing courses (grammar, business writing, tech. writing,
creative writing, etc.), Political Science