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Credit Transfer

If you have earned credits at a different institution, you may be able to transfer some or all of those credits to CCAC, up to 45 credits for an Associate Degree. You may also receive credit for AP, CLEP, DSST and Military coursework. See Advanced Placement Credit for a complete listing of exams, certifications and training that may be accepted.

  1. Submit your official transcripts to CCAC today for evaluation. Contact the other institution and request an OFFICIAL transcript be sent to CCAC. The fastest method is to request electronic delivery via electronic data exchange, which is an option for most transcript providers. If the transcript service only offers delivery via email, use the email address registrar@ccac.edu as the recipient. If the school will only mail paper transcripts, contact the Registrar's Office at 412-237-3074. 
  2. Your transcript will be reviewed as described below and courses will be transferred in with "preliminary" status.
  3. You can view transcript evaluation decisions online at CCAC Self-Service Transfer Summary
  4. At the completion of your first term at CCAC with at least one credit completed, these credits will be converted and posted to your CCAC academic transcript.

There is no need to submit an Application for Credit Transfer, unless you are requesting a reevaluation of transfer credit.

How do I know what courses will transfer to CCAC?

CCAC Directors of Registration and Advisement will evaluate official transcripts from other colleges, universities, technical schools, etc. The following standards and restrictions will apply:

  • College-level course credit is granted for equivalent courses from any institution that is accredited by a Regional Accrediting Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • Coursework from non-accredited postsecondary schools will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to confirm equivalencies of course content and academic rigor.
  • Evaluations are curriculum-specific. Courses will be accepted for transfer to CCAC if they will fulfill the requirements of your program/major at the time of application for credit transfer. If you change your major, a new evaluation will be necessary.
  • Transfer credits must include courses with an earned C grade or better. Portfolio credits may also be accepted for transfer.
  • If you attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, the credits will be converted to a semester system.
  • Science and technical courses over 10 years old will not transfer to science, technology or health-related programs.
  • Transfer credits cannot exceed a maximum as defined by CCAC's residency requirements for a degree, certificate or diploma.
  • If you have earned credit outside the US, have your transcripts evaluated course by course by a NACES-approved credential evaluator and sent to the College. We prefer course-by-course format when requesting international transcripts.