Credit for Previous Education


Any applicant requesting a transfer credit to Brookline College from another school must meet all of Brookline College’s admission requirements.

Students may earn transfer credit in the following ways:

1.  Evaluation of previously earned credit from another postsecondary educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education

2.  Nationally recognized college-equivalency examinations: Successful completion of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) (formerly DANTES) Assessments, or National League for Nursing (NLN) Achievement Tests

3.  Review of ACE College Credit Recommendation Service Transcript

4.  For international students, official transcript translation and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Requirements for Evaluation:

  1. Academic Credit – For credit to be awarded for previously earned academic credit from another accredited postsecondary institution, an official academic transcript(s) must be submitted to the Registrar. Course descriptions and/or syllabi may also be requested for evaluation purposes. Applicants seeking transfer credit for nursing courses may be requested to complete skill/competency assessments, if applicable, for the course involved. For international students, official transcript translation and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If requested course descriptions or syllabi must be provided to the Registrar. Coursework completed at an academic institution other than Brookline College must have a grade of “C” (2.0) or better on a standard 4.0 scale in order to be considered for transfer. A grade of “B” (3.0) or higher is required to be considered for transfer into a Graduate-level program. In addition, developmental/remedial coursework is not eligible for transfer.
  2. Substitution for a specific course will be considered for transfer credit.
  3. No academic credit is given for life experience or work experience.
  4. CLEP – Official CLEP transcripts (not greater than five (5) years old) obtained from the CollegeBoard.
  5. DSST – Official transcripts (not greater than 5 years old) from DSST.
  6. NLN Achievement Tests for RN programs – Official score reports (not greater than five (5) years old) from NLN Testing Services
  7. ACE (approved military training and service) Recommendation – An ACE transcript.
  8. Non-general education/core concentration courses completed greater than five (5) years prior will generally not be accepted.
  9. General education coursework completed greater than 10 years prior will generally not be accepted.
  10. Courses or degrees completed at another institution must be similar in content and duration to those offered in Brookline College program for which an applicant has applied.

Additional information can be found in the Brookline College catalog.  Click here to access.