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Transfer Students

Finding the right college is about fit – and it doesn’t always happen the first time around. New England College is a small, supportive academic community dedicated to your success. And since our founding in 1946, we’ve welcomed transfer students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Transfer students can apply for either the fall or spring semester. With our rolling admission process, you will receive an admission decision and preliminary credit evaluation within two weeks of your file being complete.

We’re growing and invite you to become a Pilgrim!

TWO CAMPUSES

Pursue a Bachelor’s degree at our Manchester campus, where our BFA programs are housed, or our Henniker campus, which is home to our BA and BS degrees.

AFFORDABLE

Graduates of any community college in New Hampshire and Northern Essex Community College can complete their Bachelor’s degree for $10,000 each year (fees and room and board are additional). Click here to find out more about our NH Community College Graduate Discount Program.

VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

  • We offer over 40 undergraduate majors across education, business and management, the sciences, humanities and art and design.
  • NEC offers an array of Division III athletic programs.
  • New England’s most premiere esports arena is housed in our Simon Center, and is where our club esports team practices and competes.
  • In spring 2020, New England College opened the Rosamond Page Putnam Center for the Performing Arts, a performance center designed for all types of theatre performances, music, dance, guest speakers, political town hall meetings, and more!

GENEROUS TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

You can transfer in up to 90 credits for any course with a grade of C- or higher, and we offer generous academic scholarships and financial aid packages to transfer students to help make your NEC experience affordable! In addition, if you’ve completed your Associate’s degree, you are eligible to transfer in up to 16 credits for courses with a grade of D or higher.

Click here to find out more about our transfer process and transfer merit scholarships available!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits can be transferred in? Students may transfer a maximum of 90 credits. Please visit the Transfer Credit Evaluation page for more information.

How do transfer students register for classes? Our Pathways Center staff assists students in selecting classes based on transfer credit evaluation and student goals

Do transfer students have an academic advisor? Yes! All students are assigned an academic advisor (based on your major) to support your academic success, as well as a faculty advisor from your major.

Where do transfer students live? Transfer students are granted upperclassmen privileges for residence hall options that include doubles, suites, or small houses (typically single rooms in the small houses). Incoming students with 60 or more transfer credits may live off campus.

May transfer students play sports? Yes! Eligibility is based on NCAA standards and determined by the coach. Learn more about athletics at NEC and contact our coaches here.

Who do I contact if I have other questions? Please call the Office of Admission at 603.428.2223 to connect with one of our counselors.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

We understand the complexity and importance of the transfer process and work to make the transition as seamless as possible. All courses completed at an accredited post-secondary institution with a grade “C-“or higher are considered transferable to New England College. Exceptions may be made for students who have completed an Associate Degree, allowing up to 16 credits of grades recorded as a “D” to be transferred. For more detailed information, please review our Transfer Policy

Transfer Agreements

We have transfer agreements with these community colleges.

  • Dallas Community College District (TX)
  • Lakes Region Community College (NH)
  • Manchester Community College (NH)
  • Great Bay Community College (NH)
  • New Hampshire Technical Institute (NH)
  • Nashua Community College (NH)
  • River Valley Community College (NH)
  • Nashua Community College (NH)
  • Northern Essex Community College (MA)