Transfer Credit & Advanced Standing

Interested in transferring credits from another institution or applying for advanced standing based on previous coursework or experience?  Here's the information you need to get started.

Transfer Credit

If an applicant has attended another VSC school prior to the 2002 summer term or another college outside the VSC system, Vermont Tech requires official transcripts. These should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the college at the time of application.

Transcript evaluations are available upon request. 

Generally, credit for applicable college courses taken may be granted for those courses completed with a grade of C- or better or C for any science course required for PN, ADN, DHY, BSN or RSP; however, the transferred grades will not be computed into a student’s Vermont Tech GPA.

Courses taken at an accredited institution on a pass/fail basis may be transferred. However, Vermont Tech may require the student to obtain a grade equivalent in the course from the institution at which the course was taken.

Examinations may be required to show competence of subject material. Vermont Tech will be the final judge as to what transfer credit it accepts. Transfer credit varies depending upon a number of factors, such as the student’s academic record, the college or university selected, and the program selected.

Credits earned within the VSC are transferable to other colleges or universities only at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Advanced Standing

Admission candidates may be granted advanced standing in a degree program by transfer of courses from other accredited post-secondary institutions, advanced placement examination, recognized equivalent military courses, credit by challenge examinations, or previous relevant experience.

Consideration of previous relevant experience for credit is initiated by a completed academic portfolio, normally through the VSC Assessment of Prior Learning Program. The Vermont Tech department chairs and/or the Academic Dean will decidewhether the assessed learning is equivalent to our required courses. If approved, the portfolio will be returned to the Registrar’s office with the signatures of approval from the program’s department chair, the credit-granting department, and the Academic Dean. The college may require a challenge exam in these cases

Advanced standing in a degree program is subject to the following restrictions: no more than 50% of the total required credits may be obtained by advanced standing for an associate degree or the plus 2 portion of a bachelor’s degree and no more than 50% of the total major technical course credits in an academic program may be obtained by advanced standing.