Transfer credit is reviewed by the Records and Registration office, which examines 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 if 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 in 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.
AACC does not delete transfer credit unless the student needs to repeat the course at AACC. Deletion of transfer credit for this purpose may affect financial aid eligibility. Contact AACC’s Financial Aid office for details.