Pearl River Community College may accept transfer credit from another college or university. Credit may also be granted based on the results of Advanced Placement examinations and on military experience.
A course that has been passed by a student at another postsecondary institution that is fully accredited by a regional accrediting association will normally be accepted by the College for transfer credit to apply toward an associate degree or certificate. Whenever possible, a transfer course is equated to an equivalent Pearl River Community College course. If there is not an equivalent course, elective credit may be granted. A course from a postsecondary institution that is not fully accredited by a regional accrediting association may be considered for transfer credit when approval is recommended by the Vice President for Instruction. The transfer of a technical or career course and its applicability toward a specific degree or certificate is subject to the approval of the faculty and administration of the department offering the degree or certificate program. A course that is developmental or remedial in nature may be considered for the purpose of meeting a prerequisite for enrollment in a Pearl River course, but will not be accepted as transfer credit to apply toward any degree or certificate.
Veterans who are attending college after a period of active duty in the armed forces may be eligible to receive undergraduate credit according to the following rules:
- For four months of active duty, a veteran is exempted from the physical education requirement for graduation and is awarded two hours of credit for HPR 1111 and HPR 1121.
- For six months of active duty, a veteran is exempted from the physical education requirement for graduation and is awarded five hours of credit for HPR 1111, HPR 1121, and HPR 1213.
- For a year or more of active duty, a veteran is exempted from the physical education requirement for graduation and is awarded seven hours of credit for HPR 1111, HPR 1121, HPR 1551, HPR 1561, and HPR 1213.
Credit may be awarded for successful completion of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations and of challenge examinations administered by College faculty. The procedures for these programs are described under the Credit by Examination Policy.