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Transfer Credit Policy

Trinity accepts credits transferred from other accredited institutions in certain circumstances as set forth below:

General Undergraduate Credit Transfer

For transfer to undergraduate programs, courses must have been completed at an appropriately accredited institution of higher learning with a final grade of “C” or better (certain academic programs require higher grades to meet major or minor requirements). Transfer credits will only be accepted if they meet the student’s planned degree program: completed credits in excess of the number of electives available within a degree plan will not be transferred to Trinity, and any courses that must be completed on campus for a specific degree plan will not be transferred. (If a transfer student later selects a different major, any available course equivalencies and electives not previously applied may be retroactively applied). Courses taken Pass/No-Pass, Credit/Non-Credit, or Audit are not eligible for transfer to Trinity. Students transferring to Trinity on or after Fall 2002 for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 45 of their final 60 credits at Trinity, excluding credits for experiential learning.

Nursing Program Transfer Credits

The Trinity Nursing Program does not accept transfer credits for any NURS prefix courses. For pre-nursing courses, transfer credit is accepted based on Trinity transfer policy. However, the Nursing Program offers advanced placement for Registered Nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. RNs admitted into the program may receive transfer credit for general education courses and may transfer up to 32 nursing credits for their associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. In order to receive a degree from Trinity, the transcript must reflect 128 credits, with 32 of those taken in residence at the Trinity. Students may transfer up to 96 credits to fulfill the degree requirement of 128 credits.

  • Nursing Program Articulation Agreements:  Trinity has articulation agreements with Montgomery Community College and the College of Southern Maryland for the RN-BSN Program.

Graduate Program Transfer Credits

A maximum of six transfer credits may be granted for transfer to a graduate degree program. Courses eligible for transfer must have been completed at an appropriately accredited institution with a final grade of “B” or better, and the course(s) must have been taken at the graduate level. Each course must have been completed no longer than five years prior to the date of matriculation. Requests for transfer credit must be relevant to the degree sought. Continuing Education courses taken at Trinity or other approved organizations and institutions do not count toward a Trinity degree.

Information on Course Transfer Equivalencies

Students and others may look up transfer equivalences (courses previously accepted for transfer to Trinity) in Self-Service by following this link:

Please note that this material is provided for information only and is subject to change: students are responsible for consulting with their advisors and for providing all necessary materials, such as official transcripts from the sending institution. Transfer credit has been officially accepted only when it appears on a student transcript.

*Associations recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEA) confer appropriate accreditation; these associations include but are not limited to regional accreditors.

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