Transfer Students

  • Thinking of Transferring to Carroll?

  • If you are transferring to Carroll from another institution, complete the credit enrollment application and follow the steps to get started, including sending an official transcript by mail or providing an unofficial transcript in person from your previous college(s).

    Placement tests are required as part of the admissions process, unless you can satisfy the following criteria.

    • Reading: You have completed at least 12 credits, or you earned 480 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT or a 21 on the ACT Reading. 
    • Math: You earned 530 or higher (570 for pre-calculus) on the math SAT, 21 on the ACT (24+ for pre-calculus) tests or successfully completed a college level math class at another college.
    • English: You earned 480 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT, 21 on the ACT or have taken the English 101 equivalent at another college.

    Our advisors can help you determine whether placement testing is necessary by reviewing your previous college(s) transcripts. An admissions counselor provides you with an estimate of how many classes will successfully transfer. Official transcripts should be sent to the Records office for an official evaluation for transfer. 

    Review the following information to transfer credits as a new Carroll student:

  • Carroll County Public Schools' Articulation

    If you have completed any of the follow Career Connections programs, Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) vocational programs, you may receive credit at Carroll.

    • Accounting/Financial Services
    • Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Teacher Academy of Maryland
    • Computer Technology
    • Drafting
    • Print Production

    Speak with the guidance counselors at your high school or Career and Tech Center to obtain proof of completion and an articulation form. High school grade and attendance restrictions apply. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must have completed your CCPS program within the last two years.

    View the  college catalog for specific course information.

    Advanced Placement Credit

    Call The College Board at 609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427 or send an email to for information about forwarding your official Advanced Placement (AP) scores to Carroll.

    For additional information and established course equivalencies, review the college policy, Credit for Prior Learning. If Carroll does not recognize AP/College Board subjects, the Records office will facilitate faculty evaluation. Contact the Records office at 410-386-8440 for assistance.

    College-level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Carroll awards credits for CLEP exam performance. Review the college policy, Credit for Prior Learning, for testing course equivalents. Contact The College Board to have official CLEP scores forwarded to Carroll at 800-257-9558 or visit the The College Board  website to download a request form. Carroll Community College is a CLEP test site.

    Credit by Exam

    To earn credit via Carroll's Credit by Exam program, meet with the appropriate faculty chair, and refer to college catalog for established Credit by Exam courses. Speak with faculty chairs for questions about additional test equivalencies. Half of the course tuition, which is not refundable, is required prior to testing. Credit awarded by exam is not usually accepted by other colleges in transfer. CLEP is a better option if you intend to transfer.

    Credits from Other Colleges and Universities

    Forward official college/university transcripts to the Records office (A112) for evaluation. Contact your former institution about their request procedure and charges.

    Transcripts must be opened by Carroll staff to be considered official. Only credits applicable to a Carroll program of study are posted on the Carroll transcript and only after all official college transcripts are received

    If we have not previously accepted the course, you will need to provide your course syllabus for faculty chairs to evaluate your course for an equivalent Carroll course.

    Send your Carroll transcript to other institutions.

  • Previous Carroll Students

    If you transferred from Carroll before graduating, you may transfer your credits back to Carroll to complete an associate degree. This process is known as Reverse Transfer.

    Reverse Transfer can be accomplished by one of two methods:

    • When transferring from Carroll, complete the Reverse Transfer section of the Transcript Request form. We will request your transcript from your transfer institution once you have completed enough credits.
    • If you have enough credits to complete your Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree, contact your institution's Registrar's office to request an official transcript be sent to Carroll, and contact a Carroll Academic Adviser to discuss applying for graduation.
  • apply and register - transfer students

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    (no appointment required):

    Monday – Thursday: 
    8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Note: New students should arrive one hour prior to closing to register