Transferring Credits to Mercer
Credits from Other Colleges
Many students use transfer credits earned at other accredited colleges to complete some of their program requirements for a Mercer degree or certificate. In most programs, transfer credits and/or credits awarded by other nontraditional means may be applied, except that a minimum of 15 credits, including those for at least two sophomore-level courses in the major, must be earned at Mercer. Only courses in which a grade of C or better was earned are eligible for transfer credits.
To have credits from another college reviewed for transfer, the student must request that college to send an official transcript of his or her coursework to Mercerís Enrollment Services office. Foreign transcripts will require, at the studentís expense, translation and evaluation by an approved outside agency.
Approved transfer credits are entered on the studentís transcript only after the student has been accepted in their chosen degree program and is enrolled in classes at Mercer.
Information about Mercer's transfer credit policy and procedures is available from the Admissions office. Mercer reserves the right to deny inappropriate credit requests.
International students: special instructions
Mercer County and Bucks County residents can enroll at reasonable cost in academic programs
not offered at their home county college. A program-sharing agreement among Bucks County
Community College and Mercer County Community College enables students to take basic courses
at their home institution and specialized courses for the degree at the other college.
Students pay out-of-county instead of out-of-state rates.
For more information call (609) 586-4800, ext. 3240, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available to Mercer County students
Available to Bucks County students
BUCKS Associate Degree programs:
BUCKS Certificate programs:
MERCER Associate Degree programs:
Architecture and Building
Aviation Customer Relations
Aviation Flight Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Funeral Service Preparatory
Physical Therapist Assistant
MERCER Certificate programs:
Aviation Flight Technology
Mercer will grant advanced standing for demonstrated knowledge gained from courses taken in high school which are equivalent to collegiate entry-level courses. Advanced standing may be granted in foreign languages, mathematics, and other disciplines. Check individual programs for specific information, and call the Admissions office to determine eligibility.
Students who complete Advanced Placement courses during high school and pass Advanced Placement tests at the 3 level or higher are eligible for course credit in the following disciplines:
Government and Politics
Credit for Nontraditional Learning Experiences
Mercer recognizes that learning in the classroom is only part of the learning that takes place in the modern world. Credit may be granted by examinations and other demonstrations of knowledge or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. These include appropriate life and work experiences in addition to formal learning through military schools, proprietary schools, or training programs.
Detailed information about credit for nontraditional learning experiences is available from the Student Records office. Mercer reserves the right to deny inappropriate credit requests. Veterans may wish to have their military training and experience evaluated for possible college credit. Those wishing to do so should contact the Veterans Affairs office.
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