Transfer into Bergen Community College

Transfer Requirements

A student must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order for his/her official transcript to be reviewed, evaluated and have credits transferred.
Only official transcripts in a sealed envelope are accepted for transfer of credits.
Please submit an official college/university transcript from every institution attended to the
Admissions Office, 400 Paramus Road, Room A-115, Paramus, NJ 07652.
Transcripts also may be hand delivered as long as they are in a sealed envelope.
To send electronic transcripts, use the following email address:
Transcripts from other institutions will not be released to the students or a third party.

An email will be sent to the student’s address on file when a transcript is received and will be logged in to the student’s academic record. Once the transcript is evaluated and transfer credits posted, a transfer equivalency report will be mailed to the student’s address.

Transfer Requirements

Transfer Evaluation of Credit from Other Post-Secondary Institutions

Bergen Community College will accept credits for courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities provided that the course is compatible with the curriculum of Bergen Community College, as approved by the faculty, and the course is applicable to the requested program of study. Bergen Community College also accepts transfer credits based on statewide agreements and will consider awarding credits based on established articulation agreements. Only those courses that have received a grade of “C” or better are accepted for transfer.

Transfer credits are not included in computing the grade point average and are recorded as “TR” grades.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide, in a timely manner, all the transcripts and documents needed to evaluate any previous educational experience.

No more than 45 transferred credits will be applied toward earning an associate degree, and no more than 18 transferred credits will be applied toward earning an academic certificate. These credits may be earned from a prior Bergen Community College degree/certificate, transfer credits from other institutions, and proficiency and/or CLEP examinations. The list of approved subject examinations for CLEP credits may be obtained in the college catalog. The balance of credits required for any degree or certificate must be earned through actual course enrollment at Bergen Community College.