Transfer students are students who have earned academic credit from previous colleges/universities and are transferring their credit to Bergen Community College for the purpose of completing a degree.
Bergen Community College will accept credits for courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities (and from properly accredited programs) provided that the course is compatible with the curriculum of Bergen Community College, as approved by the faculty, and the course is applicable to the requested program of study. Bergen Community College also accepts transfer credits based on statewide agreements and will consider awarding credits based on established articulation agreements. Only courses that have received a grade of “C” (or the equivalent) or better are accepted for transfer. Transfer credits are not included in computing the grade point average and are recorded as “TR” grades.
It is the student's responsibility to provide, in a timely manner, all the transcripts and documents needed to evaluate any previous educational experience.
No more than 45 transferred credits will be applied toward earning an associate degree and no more than 18 transferred credits will be applied toward earning an academic certificate. These credits may be earned from a prior Bergen Community College degree/certificate, transfer credits from other institutions, and proficiency and/or CLEP examinations. The list of approved subject examinations for CLEP credits may be obtained at the Office of Testing Services. The balance of credits required for any degree or certificate must be earned through actual course enrollment at Bergen Community College.
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Tel: (201) 493-3774
Pitkin Education Center (main building)
Office of Admission Records - Room A-123
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Since Bergen Community College is a SOC institution, credit is awarded for basic or recruit training by submitting your official separation paper (Form DD214). An honorable discharge entitles you to 2 credits for health education, WEX 101, and 1 credit for physical activity, WEX 202.
Students who attended institutions of higher learning in other countries must have their transcript translated and evaluated course by course by an agency associated with National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Contact information for some of these agencies is as follows:
College Level Examination Program and Advanced Placement
A list of approved subject examinations for CLEP credit and AP credit can be found be found on page 23 and 24 of the Academics Catalog. Scores must be received directly from the College Entrance Examination Board.
New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Test
The test evaluates a student’s knowledge and assigns points. Students should take the 16-point exam, and can be awarded 3 credits in humanities. Students who wish to test in Spanish, German, or French should take the CLEP exam.
American Council on Education
Credits recommended by the American Council on Education for non-traditional education will be taken into consideration for the transfer of credit.
To request this information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-447-7200
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652