Transfer into Bergen Community College

Transcript 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
Bergen Community College
Office of Enrollment Services
ATN: Transcript Evaluator

Paramus Campus, Pitkin Education Center
400 Paramus Road, 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: transfertobcc@bergen.edu
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 institutionally 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.

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

Students who have taken one or more of the following advanced placement examinations may receive course credit with a score of three or above (see table below). Scores must be received directly from the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) before credit is awarded.

CREDIT

REQUIRED

SCORE

BERGEN COURSE 

CREDIT

CREDITS

GRANTED

History of Art 3, 4, 5 ART 102 and 103 6 credits
Biology 3, 4, 5 BIO 101 and 203 8 credits
Environmental Sciences 3, 4, 5 BIO 108 4 credits
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 CHM 140, 141, 240 and 241 8 credits
Computer Science, Principles
3, 4, 5
CIS 158 3 credits
Economics 3, 4, 5 ECO 101 and 201 6 credits
History, European 3, 4, 5 HIS 101 and 102 6 credits
History, U.S. 3, 4, 5 HIS 111 and 112 6 credits
Computer Science A 4, 5 INF 236 3 credits
French 4, 5 LAN 110, 200, 201, 202 12 credits
French 3 LAN 110, 200 6 credits
German 4, 5 LAN 111, 210, 211, 212 12 credits
German 3 LAN 111, 210 6 credits
Italian 3 LAN-112, 220 6 credits
Italian 4, 5 LAN-112, 220, 221, 222 12 credits
Spanish 4, 5 LAN 113, 230, 231, 232 12 credits
Spanish 3 LAN 113, 230 6 credits
Statistics 4,5 MAT 150 3 Credits
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MAT 280 4 credits
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 MAT 280, 281 8 credits
Music Theory
3 MUS 132 and 134
4 credits
Music Theory
4, 5
MUS 132, 134, 232 and 234 8 credits
Physics I
3, 4, 5 PHY 186
4 credits
Physics II
3, 4, 5
PHY 286
4 credits
Physics C: Mechanics 3, 4, 5 PHY 280 4 credits
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3, 4, 5 PHY 290 4 credits
Psychology 4,5 PSY-101 3 credits
Language and Composition 3, 4, 5 WRT 101 3 credits
Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 WRT 101 and 201 6 credits

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Bergen Community College may award credit to individuals who have received a minimum score of 50, unless otherwise stated (see table below) for the following examinations. Scores must be received directly from the College Entrance Examination Board before credit is awarded. Credit received through CLEP is not necessarily transferable to other colleges and universities.

SUBJECT
EXAMINATION

REQUIRED

SCORE

CREDITS

GRANTED

BERGEN COURSE 

CREDIT

Financial Accounting
50 3 ACC 110
Principles of Marketing
50 3 BUS 201
Principles of Management
50 3 BUS 207
Introductory Business Law
50 3
BUS 233
Biology 50 8 BIO 101 & BIO 203
Chemistry 50
6
CHM 140 & CHM 240
Principles of Macroeconomics
50 3 ECO 101
Principles of Microeconomics
50
3 ECO 102
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East -1648
50 3 HIS 101
Western Civilization II: 1648 - Present
50 3 HIS 102
History of the US I: Early Colon. 1877 50 3 HIS 111
History of the US II: 1865 - Present 50 3 HIS 112
Information Systems
50 3 INF 101
French Language Level 1
50 6
LAN 110 & LAN 200
French Language Level 2
50 3 LAN 201
German Language Level 1
50 6
LAN 111 & LAN 210
German Language Level 2
50 3 LAN 211
Spanish Language Level 1 w/Writing*
50 6
LAN 113 & LAN 230
Spanish Language Level 2 w/Writing*
65 6 LAN 231 & LAN 232
American Literature
50 3 LIT 201
English Literature
50 3
LIT 206
College Mathematics
50 3
MAT 130
College Algebra
50 0*
MAT 160 *Waiver entered
Precalculus 50 4
MAT 180
Calculus 50 4 MAT 280
American Government
50
3
POL 101
Introductory Psychology
50 3 PSY 101
Introductory Educational Psychology
50 3 PSY 103
Human Growth and Development
50 3 PSY 106
Introductory Sociology
50 3 SOC 101
College Composition**
50 3 WRT 101
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
w/optional essay (Required)
50 3 WRT 201
       
 GENERAL SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS ACCEPTED:
HUMANITIES (choice of 2*) 50 6* 2 courses only
Music Appreciation (MUS 101)



Art Appreciation     (ART 101)



World Literature I   (LIT 203)
       
NATURAL SCIENCES
50 8
General Biology (BIO 101) and



Intro to Physics (PHY 185)




SOCIAL SIENCES AND HISTORY 50 6 Sociology (SOC 101) and



Western Civ I (HIS 101)

*NOTES:
1. Bergen Community College CEEB CODE: 2032
2. Official CLEP scores report required directly from CollegeBoard.
3. As of January 1, 2020, BCC will only accept the Spanish with Writing CLEP exam. Students can now receive up to 12 credits based on their scores on the Spanish with writing Exam depending on their scores.
4. BCC does not require an Essay. Do not take College Composition Modular exam. For more information, current testing locations, or study guides, please go to: www.clep.org
5. For questions/concerns about your CLEP scores equivalency evaluation, please email : transfertobcc@bergen.edu

Assessment of Prior Learning (PLA)

Students may receive credit for nontraditional learning by demonstrating competency via Credit by Exam (CBE).

If you are a BCC student and would like additional information on how your prior learning can be assessed via the PLA process, please email ikleinman@bergen.edu.