1. Complete an admission application.
2. Submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to:
Anne Arundel Community College
Records and Registration office SSVC 140
101 College Pkwy
Arnold, MD 21012
Please Note: Transcripts from other institutions must be current and received by AACC within one year of the date printed to be considered for transfer credit award.
Want to know if we have received your transcripts? Log in to MyAACC and click on the Self Services tab.
3. You will receive official notification of transfer credit by mail to your address on file with the college. The transfer credit award letter is also available in your MyAACC account.
Transfer credit is reviewed by the Records and Registration Office, which reviews courses on an individual basis. The Records and Registration Office considers the institution where the course was taken, date completed, department and course number, course title, and grade in deciding whether the course will transfer to AACC. Some academic departments may limit the courses that can be accepted for transfer credit at AACC based on professional accreditation or licensure requirements.
If the student’s cumulative GPA from a previous institution is less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, AACC will review only those courses with a grade of C or better. Exception: If a student has less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited Maryland public institution and then transfers to AACC, AACC will accept credits in which a grade of D is earned for general education courses. Grades issued on a plus (+) or minus (-) scale at a previous institution are equated to AACC's letter grade scale using the grading scale provided with the official transcript from the previous institution.
AACC will convert courses taken at institutions that operate on a quarter system to term credit hours if the credit is transferable. Quarter hours are multiplied by 2/3 to equal term credit hours.
Transfer credit cannot be awarded for a course if credit has already been earned at AACC. AACC does not transfer grades or GPA, only courses and credits.
In some cases, AACC will need to review the official course description or course syllabus to determine equivalency. Upon request, the student must submit the required information.
Credit may transfer if one of the following is met:
- The institution is regionally accredited by a commission on higher education. Credit is not accepted from institutions that are candidates for regional accreditation or for courses taken while an institution was not regionally accredited.
- AACC has an articulation agreement with a high school, business, or industry. Articulation agreements specify award of credit for meeting certain criteria and presenting certain documents.
- The American Council on Education has reviewed and recommended the course or military occupation for college credit.
- The institution is legally authorized to grant standard college degrees and is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. The college may award transfer credit based upon course equivalencies, expected learning outcomes and applicability to AACC’s curricula, standards, and course offerings. AACC’s transfer credit policy complies with COMAR 13B.02.02.16.
- AACC awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DSST exams. Please contact a transfer credit evaluator for details and minimum score requirements.
- Foreign institutions: Transcripts must be evaluated by a professional transcript evaluation service before transfer credit will be reviewed. AACC requires the course-by-course evaluation from this service to review transfer credit. AACC accepts only the following transcript evaluation services:
Credit for Military Training
If you completed training through the U.S. military, submit your official Joint Services (Army, Navy, or Marines), Community College of the Air Force, or Coast Guard Institute transcript, or a photocopy of your DD-214. AACC awards credit for your general education health/fitness/wellness requirement for basic training and also awards credit for other military training and occupations using the American Council on Education credit recommendations.
Applying Credits Toward Graduation
Typically, students may allocate up to 45 transfer credits toward an associate degree or half the credits required for a certificate. Only credits that apply to the chosen program may count toward graduation. Students can earn up to 30 of these transfer hours through transfer of nontraditional credit. Be sure to talk to your academic advisor to discuss options and track your academic progress.
Reverse Transfer - Transfer Credits Back to AACC to Earn a Degree
Reverse transfer allows you to earn your associate degree while working toward your bachelors degree. Reverse transfer is the process to transfer credits from your four-year institution back to AACC. We then review all of your college coursework to determine if you have completed the remaining requirements for your associate degree at AACC.
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For more transfer credit information, please visit the College Catalog