Transfer of Credit From Other Institutions
Credits are accepted by transfer from other regionally accredited schools or colleges with requisite transcript documents. A maximum of 45 credits earned at other institutions may be applied to academic programs in addition to formal coursework taken at Middlesex Community College. A minimum of 15 credits towards an associate degree from MCC must be earned through formal coursework at Middlesex, and a minimum of nine credits must be completed in the field of specialization. Students who transferred 12 or more credits into MCC are exempted from the intensive value requirements. (Note: Initial review applies credits to the maximum amount of credit we can award to you; the final number depends on your major program of study.)
Transfer Credit will be awarded when a grade of "C" or better is earned for a course from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses should be comparable to those offered and taught at MCC. All transferred courses must meet any program and/or prerequisite course grade requirements in order to be utilized to meet a program and/or prerequisite requirement. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to clarify any questions about transfer credits.
Before enrolling in courses at another college, students should obtain approval from the Academic Planning Center to ensure that this coursework is applicable to their degree program and therefore acceptable as transfer credit at Middlesex Community College. Credit for coursework completed at non-accredited institutions may be considered on a provisional basis.
Credit for Health Profession Certification
Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses who have been accepted into the Nursing program may challenge NUR 101, Fundamentals of Nursing, and NUR 102, Nursing Practicum. Upon completion of the challenge process, students may be awarded credit for these courses and may enroll in NUR 155, Inter-generational Nursing. Detailed information concerning the challenge process may be obtained in the Student Information Center.
Middlesex Community College has articulation agreements with Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School, Assabet Valley Vocational Technical School, and Shawsheen Vocational School post-secondary licensed practical nursing programs. Recent graduates of these programs (within the last five years) who are admitted into MCC’s associate degree Nursing program may be eligible to receive credit for NUR 101, NUR 155 and concurrent clinical practicum courses. Further information is available at the Student Information Center.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Radiologic Technologists and Registered Nurses
Thirty (30) credits of professional electives may be granted toward completion of the Liberal Studies degree program to diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technologists or Registered Nurses upon presentation of current registration or certification.
Fifteen (15) credits of professional electives may be granted toward completion of the Liberal Studies degree program to medical assistants upon presentation of current certification.