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Transfer of credit may be granted for courses completed at other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions, that are a part of a student’s degree program, and completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Some courses for specific programs (ex. nursing) must be taken within a specified time limit. Transfer credits are not calculated into a student’s overall grade point average. Students must also meet the Mercy College residency requirement prior to graduation. Please view the full transfer credit policy below for additional information on all transfer credit guidelines and procedures.

For information on Advanced Placement, CLEP, or DSSTS visit the Credit by Examination page.

  • Document .pdfTransfer Credit Policy


    The purpose of this policy is to ensure transfer credit is entered appropriately and properly into the student information system.

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Transferology is the first stop for any student who is looking to transfer to Mercy College of Ohio. Students can request information on a specific course's transferability by utilizing Transferology. Students can enter their previous and current course work into a free user account to then see which courses at Mercy College they have earned credit. Begin by reviewing the directions and selecting the Transferology link below.

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  • Document .pdfTransferology Directions


    A step-by-step guide to using Transferology for students who are looking to transfer to Mercy College of Ohio.

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Remember if a course is not in Transferology this does not mean it does not transfer. It means we just need to review it for a transfer equivalency. This extra step ensures that the student gets the best evaluation for the transfer work.

Credit for Military Service and Training

You may be eligible to receive college credit toward a certificate or degree by using the learning you received while in the military. To be considered for credit, please order a copy of your Military Joint Services Transcript or AirForce/CCAF transcript and provide a copy of your DD214 to the Student Records office.

Post Enrollment Transfer of Credit

After a student has initially enrolled, the College may permit the transfer of up to either six semester hours of credit or up to two courses which can exceed six semester hours of credit. To qualify for post-enrollment of transfer credit students are subject to the following guidelines:

  • Students must meet the minimum graduation residency requirements of the College (30 credit hours for an Associate degree and 36 credit hours for a Bachelor’s degree).
  • Students must be in good academic standing (maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better).
  • Students must acquire the approval of the program director/lead.

Form 516-B Post-Enrollment Transfer Credit must be completed prior to enrolling in a course(s) at another institution. Credits may not be accepted if the form has not been completed and submitted to the Office of Student Records prior to enrolling at another institution. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better for the course to be accepted will be accepted for transfer. The College reserves the right to determine the acceptability of transfer and prior learning credits in accordance with its regulatory bodies and College policies. Acceptable transfer credit must reflect the content and credit-hour requirements set forth by the College, both for general education and specific programs of study. This policy is not a guarantee of transfer credit to be granted for any course. Courses accepted from other institutions, along with approved exams as listed in this policy, are subject to revision on an annual basis; therefore, the College reserves the right to change, at any time, and without notice, the criteria for awarding credit in any or all subject areas. To be considered for transfer, credit courses must appear on the transcript with a final grade from the original institution from which the course was taken.

To be considered for post-enrollment transfer of credits, admitted students must perform the following steps:

1. Download the Form 516-B Post-Enrollment Transfer Credit.

2. Meet with academic advisor or program director and review the possible courses for transfer. The program director/lead must sign the form.

3. Submit the signed form to the Office of Student Records.

Transfer of Credit Appeal Process

If the student disagrees with the awarding of transfer credit and wishes to appeal the award, he/she must submit an appeal in writing to the Office of Student Records within two weeks of receipt of the degree audit.

1. The appeal will then be forwarded to the appropriate division dean.
2. Upon receipt of the appeal, research will be conducted by the appropriate division dean to further assess the transfer credit validity.
3. The division dean will send official notification of the final decision to the student and the Office of Student Records.