Academic Policies & Procedures
Transferring Previous Credits to Peninsula College
In general, Peninsula College routinely accepts credits for college-level courses completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Authority for acceptance of credits is delegated to the Credentials Evaluator.
The decision to grant transfer credit is based upon several factors, chief among them is accreditation. For transfer purposes, Peninsula College recognizes as fully accredited only those institutions that have received accreditation by one of the following associations: (1), Higher Learning Commission, (2) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, (3) New England Association of Schools , (4) New York State Board of Regents, 5) Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 6) Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education, 7) Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education, 8) Puerto Rico State Agency (9) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and (10) Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Regardless of institutional accreditation, Peninsula College does not grant credit for religion or theology courses that are sectarian in nature. In order to have credits transferred, previous college official transcripts must be sent to Peninsula College. In accordance with the Community and Technical College (CTC) Inter-College Reciprocity Policy, Peninsula College offers reciprocity to students transferring within the CTC system who are pursuing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree.
When military courses are directly related to your course of study or program at Peninsula College, it is possible for credit to be awarded for use toward a specific degree or certificate. It should be noted, however, that many such courses may not be applicable and, therefore, no credit will be awarded. Official documentation needs to be submitted to the Student Services office. Procedures for requesting a formal evaluation of credit and to obtain a crosswalk of accepted coursework, may be obtained from Student Services (360) 417-6340.