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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Are policies for granting credit the same at all colleges?

No. Academic institutions set their own policies regarding whether to award credit for learning experiences completed at other colleges and universities (or noncollegiate organizations). These policies vary among institutions. Some colleges may grant credit for successful completion of courses or programs sponsored by noncollegiate organizations; other colleges may not. Other colleges may not grant credit but may, instead, waive a prerequisite or a required course. Some policies are institution-wide; others are set by each academic unit or department. Students should check with the college they are interested in attending to determine its policies. Check the list of cooperating colleges here and contact the Registrar or Admissions Office.