Transfer Credits & Recognition of Prior Learning

GCNYC recognizes that some students join GCNYC already having earned some graduate-level credit at other accredited Universities, and we want to recognize the work you have done. Students may apply for two types of previously achieved learning outcomes that can apply to your studies at GCNYC:

  • Transfer Credit (TC)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Transfer Credit results in the acceptance of academic credits awarded by another accredited University/College; award of credits has to be evidenced by student’s academic transcript from another University/ College.

Whereas Transfer Credit is based on a review of academic transcript, Recognition of Prior Learning is an assessment process that involves an evaluation of the student’s knowledge in a subject area that he or she is seeking an award of credit for. Thus, TC and RPL are validated differently. The benefits of TC and RPL are a significant reduction of tuition costs and time to degree completion. Students can achieve up to 16 credits via either, or a combination of both, methods.

How Can I Get My Credit?

Credits earned at other institutions are evaluated for transfer by the Office of the Registrar. Students should file a Transfer of Credit Petition, available from the Registrar.

Contact the Office of the Registrar for eligibility and procedures at Questions and disputes about transfer credits can be taken up with the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar posts approved transfer credits to the student’s transcript. Note that GCNYC does not transfer grades or grade points from other institutions, only credit points are transferred.

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