We believe that if you have previous college experience, you should receive credit for it! Granite State College views your prior learning as a foundation on which to build your degree program. We have a liberal transfer policy, depending upon your degree, which allows you to transfer credits from an associate degree program into one of our bachelor's degree programs. It may also be possible to complete a bachelor's degree you previously started elsewhere. Below, you'll find all the information you need to get started with the transfer process:
When applying to a degree program at Granite State College, you must also request official transcripts from all previous colleges you have attended. To request official transcripts from any prior schools/colleges that you attended:
1. Print and complete the Previous College Transfer Request Form
2. Mail the form to each of the prior schools/colleges that you attended
In addition, you should arrange to have official score reports for any testing you have completed to be sent directly to Granite State College.
Students who have graduated from a Community College System of New Hampshire college can apply to GSC for free! There is no application fee for all CCSNH associate degree graduates, making it even easier to transfer existing credits towards a bachelor's degree.
Beginning in Fall 2012, Granite State College will debut a co-location on the campus of Nashua Community College (NCC). These programs compliment the most popular and in-demand associate degree programs from NCC and other community colleges and students will benefit from these practical and relevant options.
If you are a current CCSNH student or CCSNH graduate the first step is to visit NH Transfer to find out how you can begin or continue your postsecondary education at a four-year college in the University System of New Hampshire. You can "seamlessly" transfer your credits toward a bachelor's degree at Granite State College or any other University System of New Hampshire (USNH) college or university.
Granite State College has many academic program agreements with the CCSNH institutions, as well as pre-approved transfer degree programs and Degree Completion Pathways. Talk with your CCSNH academic advisor or contact a Granite State College Admissions Coach to learn more.
Credits Earned from a non-U.S. Institution
If you attended a college or university outside of the United States and wish to have credits transferred into a Granite State College degree program, you will need to have your transcript translated and evaluated before you are fully admitted.
Information on the evaluation of foreign transcripts is available by writing directly to:
Center for Educational Documentation
Prior Learning Credit
Granite State College recognizes that you have college level knowledge gained from a variety of experiences such as work, volunteering, professional development training, and personal interest. These prior learning credits can help you accelerate completing your degree and make a huge difference in both the time and money you spend on your college education.
Granite State College applies a maximum of 48 prior learning credits towards an associate degree and 94 credits towards a bachelor's degree. Of these, a maximum of 32 credits toward an associate degree or 64 credits toward a bachelor's degree can be earned through testing. These credit limits include all types of prior learning such as: transfer credit, tests, validations and training and assessment portfolios. For more information about credit for prior learning, click here.
Click here to learn more about testing or to register for one of Granite State College's testing programs.
Determination of Transfer Credits
The amount of transfer credits accepted will depend upon the specific degree requirements in the program you select.
If you are an admitted Granite State College degree-seeking student, all of your course work taken after your application date at any USNH institution is maintained at the college Registrar's Office. If you are a non-degree student and have taken any courses through Granite State College (formerly College for Lifelong Learning) that originated from University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, or Plymouth State University prior to Fall of 1989, the transcripts for these courses are available only through those institutions