Credit for Previous Education 2018-03-19T10:31:44+00:00

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 post-secondary 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), or National League for Nursing (NLN) Achievement Tests
  3. Review of ACE College Credit Recommendation Service Transcript.
  4. For international students, official transcript translation (if applicable) 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 post-secondary institution, an official academic transcript(s) must be submitted to the Registrar. Course descriptions and/or syllabi must be submitted with the transcript 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). A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required to be considered for transfer credit into D

    iploma, Associate and Bachelor programs. 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. Brookline College does not accept advanced placement and/or credit for experiential learning.
  5. ACE (approved military training and service) Recommendation-An ACE transcript.
  6. Non-general education/core concentration courses completed greater than five (5) years prior will generally not be accepted.
  7. 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.
  8. For transfer of credit requirements pertaining to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) programs, please refer to program specific information listed under the Admittance Requirements section of this catalog.

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

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