Transferring to HCC

General Transfer Policy

Transfer credit is reviewed by the Transcript Evaluator in the Registration & Records Office. The evaluator takes into consideration the institution, its accreditation status, course descriptions, credit earned, the grade received, and applicability to the student’s declared program of study at HCC when determining the transferability of courses.

All transcripts received by Registration & Records are the property of the College and cannot be released to the student; they will not be duplicated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any other college, university, individual, or agency.

The College’s transfer credit policy complies with Maryland COMAR 13B.02.02.16.

HCC may award transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions and from institutions that are candidates for regional accreditation. Course work completed at degree-granting and non-degree- granting higher education institutions that are not regionally accredited but hold national or specialized accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.

HCC adheres to the general education and transfer policies of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). All applicable general education courses earned from a Maryland public institution are acceptable for credit with an earned grade of “D” or higher. Courses for non-general education credit applicable to the student’s program will be transferred in as long as the calculated cumulative grade point average of the block of courses is 2.0 or higher. Please note that some HCC programs of study require a grade of “C” or better in some courses. These are noted in the “Programs of Instruction” section of the college catalog. Courses designated as General Education at non-MHEC institutions will be designated as General Education at HCC; however, a course cannot be accepted for General Education credit if less than three semester credit hours.

Non-traditional credit applicable to the student’s declared program of study may be awarded for up to a maximum of (45) credit hours and may include: