Transferring Credits to FLCC
Learning takes place in and out of the classroom. Your previous studies, work or military experience, or test scores could count toward the requirements of your education. Your prior learning experience could mean that you'll reach your goals even faster.
Prior Learning Experience
There are a number of ways that you may have earned college-level learning, including advanced placement high school courses, pursuit of personal interests, travel, service in the armed forces, reading and independent study, professional development, or work experience. Explore your options for transferring credits to FLCC for your prior learning experience.
If you are a newly entering student or a returning student and have acquired college credit from other institution(s), you must submit official college transcript(s) to the Admissions Office at the time you apply or re-activate your enrollment at FLCC. A transfer credit evaluation will be completed by the Student Records Office once all official transcripts have been received in Admissions.
Upon admittance to FLCC, you will receive a transfer credit evaluation indicating the transfer credits awarded toward the chosen degree program.
What type of previous college credit will transfer?
Transfer credit is awarded from colleges and universities that are recognized by an appropriate accrediting agency, such as Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The American Council on Education (ACE), NYS Board of Regents, etc. College-level work completed at an accredited, degree-granting institution will be evaluated for applicable credit. Evaluation of credit appropriate for transfer is done on an individual basis. Grades of "C-" and higher are considered for transfer if the coursework meets degree requirements.
Grades for courses completed at other colleges and universities will not be used in computing your cumulative grade point average at FLCC.
What if I have questions about my transfer credit evaluation?
Contact the FLCC Student Records Office at (585)785-1675.
Credits may be accepted for transfer credit from non-accredited colleges and universities; evaluation for transfer credit will be made on a course-by-course basis.
Training that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be transferred as college credit based on ACE recommendations.
Individual who have served in the military should submit an AARTS, SMART, or CLAF transcript to the Admissions Office; DD214 forms will be evaluated for Health/Physical Education credit.
Students may transfer college credits to FLCC that were earned through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject or General Exams, Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Excelsior College Exams (formerly Regents College Examinations), Departmental Challenge Examinations, and high school Advance Placement (AP). A maximum of 32 credit hours may be granted to a matriculated student through any combination of the above.
How can I apply my examination credit to my FLCC transcript?
If you have earned college credit through one of the examination methods above (except departmental exams), you must submit an official examination grade report to the Student Records Office for evaluation. If you have questions about the applicability of credit for a specific exam to a degree program, contact the Student Records Office.
Examination credit (except for Departmental Challenge Exams) is not included in the minimum of 32 credits that must be completed to earn an FLCC degree and is not used in calculating a student's grade point average.
FLCC utilizes the ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations for minimum score, number, and type of credits awarded, for these examination programs:
- CLEP Exams
- Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
- Excelsior College Examinations
- Advanced Placement exams (AP) for high school students
- International Baccalaureate
Departmental Challenge exams may be offered for college credit at the discretion of the individual department for any course that is not represented in the other approved examination programs. The exact nature of the examination is the responsibility of the academic department. If you are interested in taking a departmental examination, consult with the respective department chairperson.
Portfolio Review credit may be applied toward a degree program for knowledge gained through specific life experiences that result in learning outcomes equivalent to coursework at FLCC.
To receive credit through the Portfolio review process, students will provide substantive evidence that course learning outcomes have been achieved by completing a portfolio. Students must be matriculated before portfolio review occurs. In addition, students will be responsible for a fee as established by the Board of Trustees. The number of credits that can be earned in this manner is limited to twelve. Portfolio review credit is not counted toward residency requirements, is not used in calculating a student's grade point average, and is included in the maximum allowable transfer credit.
Interested students can contact the appropriate Department Chairperson for more information, and to obtain the Portfolio Proposal form.
Articulated Credit allows students to receive college credit for having completed programs that do not award college credit. Credit will only be given for the approved articulation agreements as given below and the credit is subject to the following conditions:
- Students must be matriculated before credit will be awarded.
- Articulated credit is not counted toward residency requirements.
- Articulated credit is included in the maximum allowable transfer credit.
- Articulated credit is not used in calculating a student's grade point average.
To obtain articulated credit for one of the following complete a Credit Conversion Form and bring it with proof of completion to the FLCC OneStop.
|Non-Credit Program||FLCC Transfer Credit|
|ServSafe Manager Course - provide proof of completion and pass exam within the last five years||
|ACEN LPN Program - provide proof of completion within the past two years with an average of 84, B, or 3.0 or better in nursing courses||
|FLCC Non-Credit Mechatronic Technology Training program - provide proof of successful completion||
|FLCC Non-Credit Advanced Manufacturing Machinist program - provide proof of successful completion||
|NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS Course - provide proof of successful completion and valid card||
|NYS Police Officer Academy - provide proof of successful completion||
|FLCC CNA Training Program - provide proof of successful completion||
|Military Service - provide copy of DD-214||
|First Aid and Basic Life Support - provide proof of American Heart Assoc./Red Cross/National Safety Council First Aid Certification & Basic Life Support for the Healthcare provider certification through American Heart Association||
|EMCC Health Program - provide official transcript or letter of completion for EMCC Professional Health Careers program & certification of first aid and basic life support in compliance with American Heart Association||
|EMCCC Health Program Credit - Eastern Monroe Career Center professional health careers two-year program, and matriculate into the AS Health Care Studies program||
|HPE214 Articulation for Nursing Majors - successful completion of an accredited LPN, RN, or NP program||
|Criminal Justice-BOCES - complete two-year criminal justice program at a NYS BOCES and matriculate into the AAS Criminal Justice program at FLCC||
|Lifeguarding & Water Safety Certification - provide proof of Current Lifeguarding or Water Safety Instruction (WSI) certification program, and currently enrolled in the Physical Education and Exercise Science degree||
HPE Credit for RNs, LPNs, and NPs - Provide a certificate or diploma indicating completion of an LPN, RN, of NP program.
Criminal Justice-WEWOCO BOCES 2 - Provide a letter or official transcript that indicates completion on the New Visions Justice Careers program and, if applicable, an official Monroe Community College transcript.
FLCC's High School and Homeschool Programs
Many high school students enroll in college courses while in high school. FLCC has several program options for high school and homeschool students who are looking to get a head start on college.
If you've completed FLCC courses through these programs, you do not need to request a transcript. Your grades are already here.
High School and Homeschool Programs at Other Colleges
For students who have completed college courses through a different college or university, you’ll need to request an official transcript from the registrar at that institution.