Transfer to BC3

If you have earned college credit in high school, at another college or university, have military or life experience, please use the resources below to determine if your credits will transfer to BC3.

High School

Did you take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school? Review AP credit equivalencies.

Did you attend a vo-tech in high school? See if tests, courses, or programs you've completed will transfer to BC3.

Certain high school courses can earn you BC3 credits. See if you’ve taken a class that will transfer to BC3.

If you're a high school student, you can earn free college credit at BC3 for what you study at a vo-tech or career and technical center. Learn more.

Colleges & Universities

Did you attend one of the 14 PA Community Colleges or one of the 14 PA State Universities (PASSHE)? Review transfer credit equivalencies.

Other transfer credit equivalencies may exist. Please contact the Office of Records and Registration.


Are you a service member of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy? Request your transcript.

Are you an Air Force service member? Request your transcripts from the college you attended.

Credit for Work or Life Experience

Prospective and current students can earn college credit based on prior work or life experience toward their BC3 degree requirements. Credit may be awarded for employment, training programs, certifications, military service, independent study, and/or community service.

Those interested in exploring this option should reach out to the respective academic dean in which the course(s) fall to determine whether they meet set objectives. If approved, they are to compile a comprehensive electronic portfolio of supporting documents sending it to upon completion. There is an $150.00 portfolio evaluation fee per course.

Other Prior Learning

Did you attend a career and technical center? See if tests, courses, or programs you've completed will transfer to BC3.

Have you taken College-level Examination Program (CLEP) exams? Review acceptable CLEP recommendations and computer scores below.

CLEP Exam Title Min. Score BC3 Course Credits
American Literature 50 ENGL 201 
ENGL 206
3 each
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENGL 214
ENGL 225
3 each
College Composition 50 ENGL 101 3
English Literature 50 ENGL 209
ENGL 210
3 each
French Language Lvl. 1 & 2 50 FREN 101
FREN 102

FREN 201
FREN 202
3 each
Spanish Language Lvl. 1 & 2 50 SPAN 101
SPAN 102

SPAN 201
SPAN 202
3 each
American Government  50 POLI 210 3
History of the US I 50 HIST 201 3
History of the US II 50 HIST 202 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC 203 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PSYC 202 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 201 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 211 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 101 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 102 3
Social Sciences and History 50 SOSC ELE 3
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 122 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 123 3
Biology 50 BIOL 101 4
Calculus 50 MATH 221 4
Chemistry 50 CHEM 101 4
College Algebra 50 MATH 101 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 100 3
Precalculus  50 MATH 102 3
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 203 3
Information Systems 50 COMP 101 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUSN 102 3
Principles of Management 50 BUSN 123 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BUSN 214 3


Transfer Application Information

Complete the following steps to transfer to BC3:

  1. Apply to BC3 and pay the $25 application fee. 
  2. If you are transferring high school classes for college credit, submit your transcript to Admissions.
  3. If you are using AP test scores for college credit, you must submit a copy of the score from The College Board to Records & Registration.  Scores must be "3" or higher
  4. If you are transferring college credits earned at another college or university, submit your transcripts to Records & Registration. You must have received a “C” or higher final grade in a course for it to transfer. You must also provide a high school transcript or GED/HiSET test scores. 
  5. See BC3's New Student Checklist for additional information about the enrollment process for transfer students.