General Transfer Information
Students wishing to transfer to Three Rivers Community College from other colleges are encouraged to do so. See the How to Apply section for specific instructions about getting started.
Transfer credit is accepted from all regionally accredited colleges and schools. Regional accreditation includes Middle States, New England, North Central, Southern, and The Northwest and Western Associations of Schools and Colleges. Transfer credit may also be awarded for non-collegiate courses that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE), the National program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI) or Charter Oak State College. Non-collegiate courses include military credit and many training programs in the workplace. Proficiency exams, including CLEP, DSST and AP exams, can also be transferred for credit.
Eligibility for Transfer Credit Evaluation
Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and be registered for courses to be eligible for an official evaluation. Academic advisors and counselors will advise new students and help them pick courses that will not duplicate their previously earned transfer credit. Students typically receive their official evaluations in their first semester at Three Rivers Community College.
Official transcripts from every college attended must be sent to the Registrars Office. CLEP, DSST, and AP official exam scores must also be submitted to the Registrars Office, even if this credit has been recorded on another transcript. Military records and transcripts must also be sent directly to the college.
Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
Our transfer programs give students the opportunity to start college at Three Rivers and finish at a four-year college. Agreements with the state university system and with other four-year colleges make the transfer to a four-year school a smooth transition. Many students, with their academic advisor, plan for eventual transfer to a four-year school from their very first semester at Three Rivers. Advisors and counselors have lists of course-to-course equivalencies and program-to-program articulations to help students select courses that will apply to their four-year degrees at specific colleges and universities.
Course Equivalency Guides:
- Eastern Connecticut State University - Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
- Central Connecticut State University - General Education Equivalencies
- Southern Connecticut State University - General Education Requirements
- University of Connecticut - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - General Education Requirements
The Connecticut State University System (CSUS) and the Connecticut Community College System have developed a Transfer Compact which offers Dual Admission to students who are planning to enroll at a CSUS university after completing an associate's degree. The following link to the CSUS website contains detailed information about the program: Dual Admission
In addition, there are transfer agreements with University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, and University of Connecticut. See Guaranteed Transfer Options* for details.
* The "Guaranteed Transfer Options" document is being updated. The following link contains the most current information: Transfer Opportunities.
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