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Show or Hide answer Where should I mail my College/University transcript(s)?

All Official Transcripts should be mailed to:

Rockland Community College
Attn: Records & Registration
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901

Show or Hide answer Do you accept eTranscripts? If yes, where should they be sent?

Yes, Rockland Community College accepts eTranscripts from participating colleges and universities. All official eTranscripts should be sent directly from the college or the college’s vendor. All college eTranscripts should be emailed to:

etranscripts@sunyrockland.edu

Show or Hide answer Do you accept faxed transcripts as official transcripts?

No, Rockland Community College will not accept faxed transcripts as official.

Show or Hide answer May I hand deliver my official transcript? If yes, where should I take it?

As long as the official transcript envelope has not been opened or tampered with, Rockland Community College will accept a hand-delivered official transcript. Please bring the college transcript to the front desk of Records & Registration, located on the first floor in the Technology building.

Show or Hide answer How do you determine what courses are acceptable?

Transfer credits are granted based on the original transcript and the requirements of the selected curriculum of study at Rockland Community College. Course descriptions, credit(s) equivalence, earned grades, and other detailed information may be considered. In general, a grade of C or C+ and higher is necessary for a course to transfer for credit.

Show or Hide answer How long does it take to complete the evaluation

Evaluations are done in the order that they are received. The turnaround is roughly 5 to 7 business days and during peak registration periods 7 to 10 business days. This is an estimated time frame and on rare occasions may take a little longer.

Show or Hide answer If I attended more than one college or university do I need to send a transcript from each individual college/university? If yes, why?

Yes, Rockland Community College will need the official transcript from the original college, university or testing agency at which the course was taken. Rockland Community College needs to:

  • verify the original grade
  • determine if the original institution was a quarter- or semester-based
  • see the year in which the course was taken to verify its content
  • verify that the course material hasn’t expired.

Obtaining the original transcript is the best practice to gather this information.

Show or Hide answer How many credits can be accepted?

At least half the number of credits required for the degree must be completed at RCC, with the exception of the LPN to RN Express Program students. For students seeking a certificate, half the number of credits required for this certificate must be completed at RCC. The maximum number of transferable credits to RCC for an associate’s degree is 32 credits, with the exception of students entering with Automotive Service Excellence Certification A1-A8. The maximum number of credits transferred to RCC to earn a certificate is 15 credits. Courses for which a student has earned a grade lower than a “C” (or “C+” in some cases) will not be accepted for transfer.

Show or Hide answer How will I be notified of the accepted transfer credits?

A Transfer Evaluation Form will be mailed to the address that you provided on your enrollment application.

Show or Hide answer Once I receive the Transfer Evaluation Form, what should I do?

The Transfer Evaluation Form is your record of courses that will be accepted. You should keep this form for your records. However, once you are ready to be advised for registration, you should bring the Transfer Evaluation Form with you for advisement.

Show or Hide answer What should I do if I have questions or concerns regarding my evaluation?

Please bring your Transfer Evaluation form to an advisor (located on the 2nd floor of the Technology Center). The advisor will show you where the courses fit on the degree sheet and assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. If your questions and concerns are not resolved, the advisor will reach out to the transcript evaluator for assistance.

Show or Hide answer When will I be able to see the accepted transfer credits on my Rockland Community College transcript?

For continuing students: accepted transfer credits will be placed on your Rockland Community College transcript within 7 to 10 business days after the evaluation has been completed. If you do not see your accepted transfer credits posted to your account 10 days after you receive your Transfer Evaluation Form, please call or visit Records & Registration.

Records & Registration will begin posting new students’ and returning students’ accepted transfer credits to their Rockland Community College transcript during the month of:

  • October for students who start attending during the Fall
  • February for students who start attending during the Spring
  • July for students who start attending during the Summer

If you do not see your transfer credits posted by the 15 of November, March or August please call or visit Records & Registration. * Please note: transfer credits will not be posted for students who do not attend. This applies to students who withdraw from all of their courses within the first three weeks of school.

Show or Hide answer I attend another college/university; however, I have been given permission to take a course with Rockland Community College, what do I need to do to take the course?

Rockland Community College welcomes visiting students. As a visiting student, here are several steps you may need to take in order to enroll in the college and complete your course(s) successfully:

  • Complete a student data sheet or Enrollment application to have a student account in RCC’s database.
  • Provide your picture ID.
  • Complete RCC’s registration form indicating the course(s) that you wish to enroll in.
  • If the course you wish to take has prerequisites at RCC, you will need to prove that you met the prerequisites by providing a transcript from your home college/university reflecting final grades.
  • If you are enrolling in more than 6 or more credits, your immunizations will be required
  • Once enrolled you should activate your student portal and attend any orientations or information sessions that will provide information regarding the traditional, online, hybrid or distant learning course.
Show or Hide answer The evaluator has told me that Rockland Community College will not accept a course. Can I appeal the decision? If yes, how?

Yes, you may appeal a decision.

If you disagree with the advisor and evaluator, you may submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal Form along with a written statement and proper documentation to the Records & Registration front desk (do not send via email) and allow 10 to 15 business days for an appeal response. The Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal Form can be obtained at:

http://www.sunyrockland.edu/admissions/records-and-registration/registration-forms-and-resources/transfer-credit-evaluation-appeal-form.pdf.

Show or Hide answer Do you accept credits from:

SUNY?

Yes, we accept transfer credits from all SUNY Colleges; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former SUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.

CUNY?

Yes, we accept transfer credits from all CUNY Colleges; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former CUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.

Private Colleges & Universities?

Yes, we accept transfer credits from all Private College & Universities; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former college or university. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc. This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.

Foreign College & Universities?

Yes we accept many credits from Foreign Colleges & Universities; credits earned at institutions outside of the U.S. require official evaluation form an accredited agency. A list of agencies can be found here.

Advanced Placement?

Advanced Placement examinations and RCC equivalent courses can be found here.

Army?

Yes, we accept transfer credits from all ARMY; however, we may not have the exact course that was originally taken from the former SUNY College or University. If the academic subject is required for your degree program, or can fill an elective and meets the minimal grade, RCC will grant credit for the course(s) in the format of: CRJ 000, ENG 000, PSY 000 etc.  This indicates that the grade in the course meet our transfer grade policy and fills a requirement or elective, but that RCC does not offer that exact course.

CLEP?

CLEP credits granted and RCC equivalent courses can be found here.

Dantes?

Dantes and RCC equivalent courses can be found here.

International Baccalaureate?

IB exams and RCC equivalent courses can be found here.

Do you accept honors transfer credits?

Honors courses are accepted as transfer credit, however, to receive an honors designation, a course syllabus must be provided to Records & Registration. Once the syllabus is received the syllabus will be forwarded to the honors department & they will determine if the course meets the same rigor & depth to qualify as a RCC honors course.

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