Transfer: Transferring College Credits

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At Marist, we value what our transfer students contribute to our vibrant student community. We know you've worked hard and we respect that, which is why we accept up to 90% of transfer credits. Our Transfer Credit Roadmap will estimate how many of your credits from other institutions will transfer to your desired degree program at Marist, track your transfer steps and deadlines, and find resources to ease your college transition.

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Dutchess Community College Transfer Credit Agreements

Marist has partnered with Dutchess Community College to help ease the transition for students with associate degrees to a bachelor-degree program. We have a Transfer Credit Agreements for the following programs:

  • Associate’s in Business, which will directly transfer to Marist’s Business Administration degree
  • Associate's in Human Services, which will directly transfer to Marist’s Social Work degree
  • Associate's in Visual Arts, which will directly transfer to Marist’s Digital Media degree

Please note this information is evaluated by the Admission Office and final approval for use of these credits in your degree program is determined by the Registrar’s Office.

View the Transfer Credit Agreements:




Transferring Credits

Transferring Credits from Other Institutions

Students can use our online course equivalency database to check course-to-course equivalencies as determined by Marist College. This database is for informational purposes only. Please note this is an unofficial resource and we encourage you to reach out to our office at should you have further questions or concerns.

Transferring College Credits to Marist


How can I receive a transfer credit evaluation?

  • Official transcript evaluations are performed for accepted, deposited, and matriculated students who submit college transcripts for review.
  • Marist will evaluate credits for prospective students planning to take courses at another college before enrolling at Marist. If you are interested in a tentative credit evaluation, please send your transcripts and your intended major to and we will review this information.
  • Accepted students will receive an official transcript evaluation for the program to which they apply. The evaluation will be mailed to each candidate after all records are received.
  • The evaluation will specify how many credits are transferable towards the baccalaureate degree at Marist, how many credits may be accepted but not applied towards the baccalaureate degree, and the remaining courses necessary to fulfill Marist degree requirements.
  • Any questions pertaining to the evaluation should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Transfer credit is evaluated using the following guidelines:

  1. The course(s) must be similar in scope and content to courses offered at Marist.
  2. Only courses in which a C or better has been obtained may be transferred to meet major, related fields, and Core requirements. Credit for C- grades may be awarded on the elective credit category only.
  3. Marist will accept P grades for transferable credit for P grades earned during the student's spring 2020 semester. 
  4. Transfer courses applicable to a student's academic program will be accepted from accredited colleges and universities that meet Marist College's transferability standards. (Check with the Office of the Registrar for a complete list of acceptable accrediting agencies.)
  5. The awarding of a baccalaureate degree is dependent on meeting the specific requirements for that degree. Consequently, it may be possible, under exceptional circumstances, for a student to have completed 120 or more credits and not be eligible to be awarded a degree.
  6. Grades for courses taken at other institutions are not included in the computation of the student's grade-point average at Marist.

Transfers from two-year colleges must complete at least 50 credits hours at Marist. Transfers from four-year colleges must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Marist. Up to 70 credits may be accepted from a community college or accredited two-year institution, although fulfilling requirements toward a student's degree is dependent on meeting all specific program requirements for that degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of upper-level credits in the major field. Transfer students may only have a maximum of 6 transfer credits applied toward the completion of a minor, stand-alone concentration, or certificate.  (In cases of math or science minors transfer of up to 8 credits may be applied if the transfer course is approved 4-credit courses).