Transfer Affairs Office

The Academic Records Office and Transfer Affairs assist new, current and graduating BHCC students with the transfer process and transfer opportunities to and from the college. Transfer Counselors also conduct a series of transfer workshops on transfer related topics. The calendar of workshops is available online for your convenience.  

Transferring Credits into BHCC

Students who have attended another college may apply for transfer credit and advanced standing at BHCC.  Official transcripts from all previous colleges should be sent directly to the Academic Records Office at the time the student applies to the college.  Once the student is accepted and becomes a matriculated student college transcripts will then be evaluated. Credit may be awarded if:

  • the courses are comparable to those offered at BHCC
  • computer courses may not transfer if they are older than three years
  • Anatomy and Physiology I, II and Microbiology for students applying to some health programs are not more than five years old
  • a grade of C or better is earned from a regionally accredited college or university. Programs requiring a C+ or higher are noted on the program curriculum sheet located in the BHCC College Catalog.

A grade of P may be accepted as general elective credit only if it can be demonstrated that the P grade is equivalent to a grade of C or higher.

Credits earned at colleges which follow a quarter system will be converted to semester-hour equivalents resulting in an adjustment in the number of credits transferred.  The college will accept a maximum of 45 transfer credits toward the BHCC associate degree and 75 percent of the total number of credits required for certificate programs.

Transferring from BHCC

BHCC strives to ease the process by which our graduates may transfer into baccalaureate programs at four-year colleges and universities.  As part of this goal, the college negotiates transfer articulation agreements designed to protect earned college-level credits.  Each agreement is individually developed by an academic department at BHCC with the receiving institution and is unique. For assistance in planning for transfer, and in interpreting transfer agreements, as well as for a complete description of guarantees, requirements, benefits and limitations of the agreements, students are urged to contact the department chair of the program they are studying or the receiving institution. A list of the current academic year’s articulation agreements between BHCC and other academic institutions is available online for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs at Articulation Agreements.

Transfer Counselors conduct a series of transfer workshops on transfer related topics such as MassTransfer, Transfer Application process, and Common Application. The calendar of workshops is available online for your convenience.  Transfer Counselors will meet with students by appointment once they have attended a workshop.  Transfer Counselors are located in the Academic Records Office in Room B204 on the Charlestown Campus, or by calling 617-228-2403 or by e-mail at