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Transfer Students

Admissions with Advanced Standing

Students who have attended another college and wish to transfer credits to Jefferson must follow the same application procedures as a new student.

If you are applying to Jefferson Community College and have previously attended college, you must request your official college transcript be sent to the Jefferson Community College Admissions Office. High school transcripts are also required unless you have completed either a recognized associate or bachelor’s degree. Specific programs may still require your high school transcripts and if that is the case you will be notified.

Your college transcripts are evaluated once you are admitted to Jefferson. Upon admission, the transcripts are scanned, imaged, and reviewed by an evaluator who is trained to assign appropriate credit. You will be notified once the evaluation is complete via your cannon email account and instructions will be provided for viewing the evaluation and credit. Only coursework with a grade of “C” or above is eligible for transfer credit.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at an accredited college provided the courses are applicable to the degree or certificate program at Jefferson Community College. A minimum grade of 2.0(C) is required for all credit transferred. To earn a degree or certificate at Jefferson, a minimum of 50% of the required coursework must be completed through Jefferson Community College. Students applying for admission with advanced standing must have an official transcript sent to the Admissions Office. Once admitted (matriculated), the transcript will be evaluated for credit. Transfer credit will not be used in calculation of the student grade point average.

See Transfer Credit Evaluation policies

Military Service School

Military Service School educational achievements and experiences can be accepted for admission with advanced standing in either required or elective areas. Military transcripts must be submitted for evaluation to the Admissions Office. Once admitted to a degree program the transcript will be evaluated for credit.

Credit by Examination

College credit may be granted under several examination programs. Students may submit scores from:

  1. The Regents College Examination of the State University of New York
  2. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board
  3. Advance Placement (AP) exams of the College Board

Score reports from tests administered at the high school must be forwarded to the Admissions Office.

The Learning and Success Center at Jefferson administers CLEP testing on a monthly basis.


Other helpful links:


Office of Admissions
Jules Center 6-010 (Ground floor)
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Tel: 315-786-2437 or toll-free 888-435-6522 (ask for Admissions)
Fax: 315-786-2349
Office Hours:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday