All students should receive the maximum opportunity and flexibility in awarding college credit for previous academic work completed, and related academic and non-academic experience. Advance standing credit may be obtained in three ways:

  1. Transfer credit awarded for course work completed at recognized institutions of higher learning.
  2. Course credit/waiver for veterans' experience and training.
  3. Credit by examination.
College Transfers

The evaluation process begins after a student applies as a degree-seeking student or declares a major at RCBC. Students seeking to transfer credit from another accredited, post secondary institution must submit official transcripts from institutions regionally accredited by the Council for Higher Education.

The course transfer process is as follows:

  1. All courses, regardless of mode of delivery, are evaluated based on equivalency to RCBC courses. Courses that do not equate to a RCBC course are given a 990 course code and elective credit within the division of the course (i.e. ART 990, PHI 990, etc.).
  2. Courses that are completed at other colleges and universities that grant Quarter Hours are converted into credits hours based on the conversion table of Converting Quarter Hours to Semester Hours.
  3. A transfer course that is more credits than the equivalent RCBC course is awarded the same credits allotted to the RCBC course. If the transfer course is a lower number of credits, it will be transferred in as elective credit.
  4. Courses completed at other colleges and universities must have a grade of “C” or better for transfer, unless a higher grade is required for a selective admissions program as published by the college catalog.
  5. **Course descriptions are reviewed from other colleges and universities to verify course content. The descriptions are viewed on the institution’s website, course catalog, or course descriptions/syllabi supplied by the college or university.
  6. **In the instances where course descriptions are vague or do not match RCBC course descriptions, the academic division deans review the descriptions and content to determine course equivalency for transfer.
  7. Courses taken in mathematics, the sciences, and computer science are subject to review after five years and all other courses are subject to review after ten years.
  8. Transfer credit will be reflected on the student’s RCBC official transcript by course title, credit hours awarded, and a “TR” code to indicate transfer. No grades are recorded for transfer courses and they will not affect the calculation of the RCBC grade point average. However, the total credit hours achieved will apply toward fulfilling the graduation requirement.
  9. Burlington County College participates in NJ Transfer and accepts all course equivalencies listed on the NJ Transfer website (

Transfer students must be placed or waived from the Basic Skills Test prior to registration as published in the “College Assessment” section of the college catalog.

Test Transfers

Rowan College at Burlington County grants credit for acceptable scores from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the College Board Advanced Placement (AP and IB) exams and Credit by Department examination. Scores for CLEP and AP must also be official and are evaluated for advanced standing for full-time students. The academic divisions set the minimum score levels for individual tests for both CLEP and AP.

For more information about transcripts and CLEP/AP Course Equivalency, click here.

Students may contact the Liberal Arts Division or the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division regarding Credit by Department examinations.

Military Transfers

Transfer credit may be awarded for military service and training by submitting the following, or other official military record documenting completion of military coursework:

Evaluation of military credit is based upon the recommendations found in the American Council on Education's "Guidebook to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services."

International Transfers

Rowan College at Burlington County requires all foreign transcripts to be translated into English via a formal evaluation to an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). 

A student in need of this service should find and select a member approved by NACES to perform their foreign credential evaluation by visiting:

For any questions or concerns, students need to contact NACES directly at or

High School and Other Articulation Agreement Transfers

Articulation agreements are contracted agreements between RCBC and area high schools, police academies and fire academies. The transfer courses are pre-determined courses that can be transferred in for particular students (non-degree or degree-seeking) that fall under the agreements.

Rowan College at Burlington County and local high schools have developed agreements which enable high school students to earn college credits for selected courses completed while in high school. All high school students must obtain a Special Application (PDF) which must be signed by the student's parent/guardian and by the school principal or guidance counselor.

Rowan College at Burlington County’s College Acceleration Program (CAP) provides students the opportunity to take college level courses for credit while in enrolled in their current high school classes. High schools currently participating in CAP are:

  • Baptist Academy
  • Bordentown Regional High School
  • BCIT Medford and Westampton
  • Burlington City High School
  • Burlington Township High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Cinnaminson High School
  • Delran High School
  • Doane Academy
  • Florence High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Lenape High School
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Moorestown High School
  • Northern Burlington High School
  • Palmyra High School
  • Pemberton High School
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Seneca High School
  • Shawnee High School
  • Willingboro High School

For more information, click here.

RCBC Guaranteed Admissions/Articulation Agreements

RCBC has guaranteed admissions programs with Rowan University and many other four-year universities. For complete information, please visit

The Registrar’s Office (RO) processes transfer evaluations for certificate or degree-seeking students who have previous education comprised of college credits, military education, tests (i.e. College Level Examination Program/CLEP and AP), and certain articulated high school work. A student may transfer a maximum of 49 credits toward a Rowan College at Burlington County associate degree program. A minimum of 15 credits must be successfully completed at RCBC toward one associate degree program and the student must earn 15 additional credits for each associate degree program the student pursues.

Transfer courses must be comparable to a Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) course and applicable to a RCBC certificate or degree program. Applicants to the American Sign Language/Interpreter Education, Nursing, Health Sciences and Paralegal programs must consult respective departments for specific policies about transferring college courses into each discipline.

After the Registrar’s Office has determined the acceptability and appropriateness of the credits to the student’s program, the transfer credit will be applied to the student’s academic record. Students may view their academic record in Self-Service.

Appeals of transfer decisions are to be directed to the Office of the Provost.