Credit Transfer

College credit transfer information for degree program applicants

Will My Credits Transfer?

Sessions College encourages applicants to transfer college credits from other accredited institutions. Credit will be accepted for courses that are comparable in level and focus to Sessions degree program courses. The following policy applies to Associate Degree programs; there is no credit transfer into the Undergraduate Certificate.

Following are school policies on college credit transfer:

  • Credits will be accepted for college-level courses from nationally or regionally accredited institutions.
  • Courses transferred must be comparable in level and focus to Sessions degree program courses and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Students seeking to transfer credits must have earned a "C" grade (GPA 2.0) or higher.
  • Students can transfer a maximum of 50% of credits (36 credits) to a Sessions College 72-credit degree program.
  • Students requesting credit transfer must submit official college transcripts prior to the registration deadline.
  • Students who received a score of 3 or above on high school AP English, Art History, or Psychology exams may receive credit for specific general education requirements. CLEP scores in English and Psychology may also be considered for credit. Official AP and/or CLEP scores must be submitted to Sessions College prior to the registration deadline.
  • Sessions non-credit certificate program graduates may be able to transfer credits for courses in which their work and grades are strong. Visit the Sessions academic bridge program.

All credit transfer requests will be evaluated on an individual basis. All Sessions College credit transfer decisions will be at the discretion of the AOS Program Acceptance Committee and made prior to enrollment.

Credit Transfer for Military Service Members

Sessions College pledges to use military-friendly policies and practices and provide easy access to information about programs, policies, and procedures. Sessions College also supports the credit transfer policies defined by the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the SOC Military Student Bill of Rights. Following SOC guidelines, the following credit transfer policies apply to U.S. military service members:

  • Credit for nationally recognized testing programs. Credit is awarded for appropriate scores in CLEP exams in English and Psychology and AP exams in English, Psychology, and Art History.
  • Credit for military training and experience. Credit is awarded for military training courses in applicable subjects listed in the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.
  • Reduced academic residency. Servicemembers are required to complete no more than 30% of program credits at Sessions College. Credits transferred from external institutions are subject to the school's general credit transfer policy detailed above.

For military servicemembers, the fact that Sessions College is a SOC Consortium member facilitates the transfer of credit from the Sessions College degree program to 1,900 military-friendly colleges across the United States, including some of the top schools in the country. See PDF list of SOC Consortium schools.

Can I Transfer My Sessions College Degree to Other Schools?

Some students may consider further academic study after completing their Sessions College degrees courses or programs. While college credit transfer is never guaranteed—any admissions decision is always at the discretion of the accepting school—the status of Sessions College as a DETC accredited school makes a favorable credit transfer decision more likely than courses taken at a non-accredited school.

A 2006 DETC graduate survey indicated that of those who attempted to transfer credits and degrees, 70% were successful. However, if credit transfer is important to you, you should always check with the college or university that you wish to transfer your credits to before you enroll.

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