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Transfer to JCC

A candidate for admission who has completed previous coursework is required to follow the transfer application procedure:

  • Complete the online application and submit high school transcript, a copy of GED, or other documentation indicating successful completion of high school.
  • Students seeking transfer credit from other institutions must request official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended and have them mailed to the JCC admissions office. JCC will ordinarily accept transfer credit toward an associate’s degree of up to 30 hours completed at another institution. No grades C- and below are accepted as transfer credit. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit at JCC to be eligible for an associate degree from JCC.

Transfer credit is awarded from colleges and universities that are recognized by an appropriate accrediting agency, such as Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  Individuals seeking admission who do not fit one of the above categories should contact the admissions director for assistance.

Transferring Credits

  • Please request any official college transcript (other than JCC) or military transcripts to be forwarded to the admissions office at JCC.  (Note: Transfer credit is reviewed and determined by the JCC registrar's office.) Download request for transcript form here.

A student may transfer up to 30 semester hours of credit to JCC from another institution or other external sources. JCC considers expected learning outcomes and standards when evaluating incoming transcripts. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit from JCC to be eligible for an associate degree from JCC. Each additional associate degree will require 30 additional hours, 15 of which must be earned from JCC. If transfer credits are applied toward additional degrees, the credits must be a part of the maximum of 30 allowable transfer credits. Student must complete 15 semester hours of credit from JCC to be eligible for a certificate from JCC. This policy applies to students enrolling for the first time beginning in fall 2008 or thereafter.

An exception to this policy will be made for professional piloting students enrolled in partnership programs involving the agreement developed by JCC with other colleges. Students participating in these approved partnership programs will be allowed to transfer up to 31.5 credits from the partner institution toward their JCC degree.

A student may transfer credit hours to JCC from another post-secondary institution, recognized by an accrediting body, providing the student has earned a C grade or better or equivalent in each course being transferred to JCC. No “D” grades are accepted as transfer credits.

Appeal Process for Transfer Evaluations at JCC

Students who wish to appeal the results of a transfer evaluation may do so by contacting the JCC registrar in writing to briefly explain the issue under appeal and request a meeting to discuss it. The registrar may request that you provide additional information (such as a course syllabus). At the meeting, the registrar, or other evaluator, will discuss with you the criteria used to evaluate the credits brought to JCC. 

If the appeal is not resolved in your meeting with the registrar, you may request that the appeal be forwarded to the academic department that oversees the course(s) under review. A program coordinator or dean will review the decision and all available information and render a decision to uphold the appeal or not. The coordinator or dean may request that you provide additional information for consideration. 

If the appeal is not resolved with the decision of the coordinator or dean, you may request that the appeal be forwarded to the vice president of academic affairs who will review the appeal and supporting information and render a decision to uphold the appeal or not. The vice president may request that you provide additional information for consideration. The vice president’s decision is final for students transferring credits to JCC from non-SUNY institutions.

If you are transferring credits to JCC from a SUNY institution and do not agree with the vice president of academic affairs’ decision, you may take your appeal to the SUNY system provost by submitting the student transfer appeal form. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate each step of the appeal process and to provide any additional information requested pertaining to the course(s) in question.