Transfer StudentsTransfer Students are required to meet with their academic advisor to register for classes. Students are encouraged to bring evidence of prerequisites having been met to successfully register for classes (i.e., grade report, student transcript).
Three Rivers awards college credit in transfer for college-level courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by the following accrediting agencies: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and Council on Occupational Education. Credit earned at other institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
If a student has completed college/university coursework at an institution outside of the U.S., they must have their transcripts/diplomas evaluated by AACRAO, members of NACES, or other professional credential evaluation companies. "Course by course" evaluations should be obtained if at all possible. Students are responsible for paying any fees associated with the credential evaluation process. If a student is coming from a foreign institution accredited by a U.S. regional accreditor, they do not need to have their credentials evaluated.
Similar transfer courses are equated to TRC courses. Non-equivalent transfer courses may be counted as electives. Students must request that an official transcript from each institution attended be sent directly to the TRC Office of the Registrar. Only official transcripts will be evaluated. Allow two to four weeks for the Office of the Registrar to receive the transcript(s).
Only courses that will count toward a degree program at TRC will be transcripted. All courses transferred to TRC will calculate in the cumulative GPA.
Repeated courses from an incoming transcript will be noted on the TRC transcript the same as they are noted on the transcript from the incoming school. Students may view their transcripts from other institutions, but may not obtain a hard copy once they are submitted to TRC to become part of the permanent record.
The designated transfer articulation officer at TRC is the College Registrar. Requests to have transfer credit re-evaluated should be submitted to the registrar.
Additional questions should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 573-840-9665.