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Transferring to Housatonic

Are you planning to transfer credit to complete an associate degree at Housatonic Community College or would like to enroll in a class to transfer back to your home institution? Housatonic Community College will accept courses in transfer with a grade of C-minus to be applied towards HCC programs except where courses and prerequisites stipulate a grade of C or better. Students are advised to check the academic catalog to see which courses require a C or better grade for credit toward the degree or to fulfill the prerequisite requirement.

Transfer In Guidelines

Transfer In Guidelines

  1. Students must be accepted by the Admissions Office and enrolled in a Degree or Certificate Program.
  2. Make sure you notify the Admissions Office immediately upon admittance, that you have transfer courses from another college or university.
  3. In order for your transfer courses to be evaluated and accepted at HCC, you must provide official college transcripts:

    Mail: Contact your previous college and request an official transcript be mailed to HCC:
    Housatonic Community College
    Transfer Office – LH B104
    900 Lafayette Blvd
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

    Online Request: Visit your previous college’s website. Many colleges offer online college transcript requests. In this case, you complete an online request form and your official college transcript is sent electronically to HCC’s Transfer Office.

    Hand-deliver: Contact your previous college and request an official transcript be mailed directly to you or pick up the document in-person. *Do not open the envelope. Bring the sealed envelope to the Transfer Office, LH B104. Any ‘opened’ and unsealed envelope will be considered ‘unofficial’, and cannot be officially applied to your degree or certificate program.

  4. Courses are evaluated and officially accepted by the Transfer Office.
  5. Course Descriptions: Transfer students are required to provide course descriptions for courses completed 5 years ago or more.
  6. Unofficial Transcripts: Any ‘opened’ or unsealed envelope, faxed, scanned or copies of college transcripts. These cannot be officially applied to your degree or certificate program. However, you may provide an unofficial transcript to your Advisor for advising purposes. In this case, the Advisor will ‘unofficially’ evaluate your transfer courses and help you build your course schedule and register. In order for your college transcript to be officially evaluated and applied to your degree or certificate program, please refer to step 3 above.
  7. Checking to see your transfer courses accepted at HCC:

    Visit the HCC website
    On the right, click MyCommNet
    Log into MyCommNet
    Select Degree Works - Housatonic Community College
    Enter your Student ID#/name
    Under format, select Degree Evaluation
    TR will indicate transfer courses

  8. Scheduling a meeting: The Transfer Office staff will assist transfer students with transfer related information; and assess each student’s needs in order to determine if an individual meeting is necessary.
  9. BHSN Graduates are responsible for having their official transcripts sent directly to the Admissions Office.
  10. Graduating students have priority status: HCC students with 50+ credits, and plan to graduate from HCC, may notify the Transfer Office accordingly. As a result, your transcripts will be evaluated as soon as possible.
  11. How to contact the Transfer Office: Email:
  12. Click here to go to the Transfer Planning page.

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    File name: HCC Catalog & Handbook

    16387 886

Receiving Transfer Credit

An applicant who has attended another post-secondary institution (college/training institute) and wishes to have transfer credits earned from another accredited academic institution applied towards his or her degree at Housatonic Community College must fulfill the following requirements:

1. An applicant who has attended another post-secondary institution (college/training institute) must request official transcript(s) of previous course work be sent to the HCC Admissions Office;

2. Official college transcript(s) from previous college(s) can be mailed directly or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the Admissions Office. Official transcripts are imprinted with a raised college seal;

3. Transfer students are required to provide course descriptions for any course work completed ten years ago or more;

4. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and currently attending classes.

Checklist for Receiving Transfer Credits

Student must be in a Degree/Certificate Program in order to transfer credits into Housatonic Community College.

1. New and Transfer students: notify the Admissions Office immediately about transfer credits from previous college(s). Re-Admit and Continuing students can bring copies of the unofficial transcript(s) to Counseling Office for advising purposes only. Official transcripts need to be sent to the Admissions Office. Please see #2.

2. Request “Official” college transcript(s) from previous college(s) be mailed directly to the Admissions Office. Official transcripts are imprinted with a raised college seal and can be mailed or hand delivered directly to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope. The Admissions Office will not accept hand delivered transcripts that have been opened as being official.

3. The Admissions Office will notify students by mail upon receipt of their official college transcript(s). Once receipt of official college transcript(s) is confirmed by the Admissions Office, an Assistant Director within the Admissions Office will evaluate the transcript(s) and award any applicable transfer credit. Courses accepted as transfer credit will appear on the student’s HCC transcript which can be found online at my.CommNet.edu. The Admissions Office will notify students by mail once the transfer credit evaluation has been completed.Note: Not all credits accepted may apply to the major. Students are encouraged to see their faculty advisor for details.

4. What if my “Official” transcripts are not available at this time? Students must bring an “Unofficial” transcript for advising purposes. “Unofficial” transcripts can be photocopies of the transcript(s) or final semester grade reports. (You must follow up with Steps 2 and 3.)

5. Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing graduates are responsible for having their official transcripts sent directly to the Admissions Office.

6. Please note: The Admissions Office evaluates transcripts as they are received from the Admissions Office, as expeditiously as possible. During Open and Late Registration periods, students are encouraged to bring a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) to expedite advising and registration.

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