Transfer Credits

Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion

Only Pay for the Credits You Need: Transfer Up to 90 Credits

Transfer up to 90 credits from prior college coursework or prior learning experiences (work experience or job training).

Prior College Coursework Credits
At least one (1) unofficial transcript is required to determine transfer credit eligibility. You can transfer up to 90 credits (124 total credits required for graduation).

Prior Learning Experiences
Credit for Prior Learning (PL). Course credits may be granted for prior learning for a maximum of 16 possible credits. Credits for prior learning are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor Degree Completion (BDC) Program out of the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies. Prior learning experiences that may be counted as course credit at Merrimack College include:


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Prior Learning Experiences

EMT Training. Professional licensure or certification where there is a body of knowledge and an official transcript made available.


  • Official transcripts
  • Certification of Completion
  • Letter Written on the training sponsor’s letterhead outlining the content and connection to a body of knowledge

Programs that issue CEUs or PDPs are programs that students participate in without offering college-level credit yet nonetheless indicate that learning has taken place


  • Copies of Certificate of Completion(s)
  • Program Outline and Syllabus including assignments and deliverables
  • Other documentation that demonstrates a knowledge base and skill set equivalent to that of a college course

State Licensures & Government Programs


  • Copies of the license or certificate along with a detailed description of how the knowledge base and skill merit college credit

Industry experience that aligns with BDC program outcomes


  • A student-prepared portfolio that outlines specific job competencies that are connected to program outcomes to demonstrate learning through on-the-job experiences.

In all cases, the Academic Director of the BDC will make final assessments and, when appropriate, grant approval of prior learning for credit. When necessary, approvals may be made in consultation with appropriate faculty members on the BDC Learning Council.


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Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Program