Courses Considered for Pre-Matriculation Transfer Credit

In order to be considered for general credit, the courses must have been taken at an accredited institution. Courses must have earned a letter grade or have a letter grade equivalency. Only courses with earned grades of C or higher are eligible. Please see Credits Taken Before Admission for additional criteria.

Credit is awarded based on the semester hours earned, as they appear on the official transcript (Example - 3 semester hours=3 credits; 4 semester hours=4 credits). If unsure of semester hours earned, please contact the institution that issued the transcript.

Please note that individual departments have the sole discretion to determine whether a transfer credit course should count toward the major or minor or to determine course equivalency, including for pre-requisite purposes. 

The following may be helpful in determining potential transfer credit. Please also refer to the Transfer Credit Roadmap

Introductory college-level courses in the following subject areas will be considered for general pre-matriculation transfer credit.

Intermediate and advanced courses in these subjects may be considered for possible transfer as general credit, if an approximate counterpart is taught at the College.

  • Accounting
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Studies
  • Art
  • Art History 
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • East Asian Cultures
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies
  • German Studies
  • Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • Global Islamic Studies
  • Government 
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Development
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, at the Calculus level or higher
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Languages taught at Connecticut College (American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish) 


Courses that MAY be accepted for pre-matriculation credit:

*A limit of ONE Business course in Marketing, Management, or a related field, subject to evaluation
*First-Year Seminars, with a course description and syllabus, and an approximate counterpart to a course offered at the College


NOT accepted for pre-matriculation credit:

Algebra or Pre-Calculus
CLEP Testing
Non-Credit courses
Physical Education
Public Speaking
Remedial courses
Courses without an approximate counterpart to those offered at the College
Courses that have not been earned with a letter grade or letter grade equivalency