Transfer Student

Welcome to Sussex County Community College!

Sussex County Community College will accept a maximum of 50% of the credits required for a degree (A.A., A.S. or A.F.A.) or certificate or up to 39 credits for an A.A.S. degree for credits earned at other institutions, by experiences and/or by examination (CLEP or Challenge) in order to complete requirements for a degree from Sussex. If science and computer courses were completed more than eight years ago, students will be required to repeat them (for the PCCC Nursing Program there is a five-year limit on sciences, from the date of the course completion).

These credits will be entered in the Credits Earned column of the transcript and will not affect a student’s quality-point average.

Transfer credits

  • Transfer Credits earned at other institutions are entered on the transcripts only after a student has been accepted and matriculated in a curriculum.
  • Students transferring credits from another institution should arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation.
  • After the transcript evaluation is complete, students will be informed which courses have been accepted for transfer toward a Sussex degree.
  • Students who are registering before receiving their transcript evaluation should meet with the Transfer Counselor in the Advising and Counseling Center for an unofficial assessment of their transcript.

Minimum Grade for Transfer
A minimum grade of “C” or its equivalent is required for transfer credit to be applicable to a student’s certificate or associate degree curriculum..
Special accredited courses and other training will be evaluated (i.e. Ponsi, banking, ACE, military) on an individual basis.

International students must have their foreign transcripts translated and evaluated into US equivalents by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member.

What's my next Step?

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

On the Application under Admission Status please choose Transfer Student. Once admitted, you will receive an Official Letter and Email of Acceptance which will include your Student ID Number.

Step 2: Visit the Advising and Counseling Center

Visit the Advising and Counseling Center to review your previous institutions transcript and plan your academic goals and objectives. An unofficial copy of your transcript can be used for this initial advising conversation.  During non-peak registration periods Appointments are recommended, or call 973.300.2207.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

Visit www.fafsa.gov to apply. The Sussex School Code is 025688. Once you complete the FAFSA and register for classes, call the Financial Aid Office at 973-300-2225 to determine your aid status.

Step 4: Met with an Advisor and register for classes

Once you have met with an Advisor in the Advising  & Counseling Center and reviewed your previous institutions transcripts, you will be guided through the registration process. It is important that you follow your Program Check Sheet or Year Plan.

Step 5: Pay your Tuition

The easiest way to make your tuition payment is online. Payments can also be made in person at the Bursar’s Office. Ease the burden and spread your tuition payments over several months with our Interest-free Payment Plan.

For questions, please email bursar@sussex.edu or call 973-300-2106/2114 

Additional Steps for success

  • Get Your Student Photo ID: Stop by the Reception Desk in the Administration Building (B) during regular hours to have your photograph taken and get your Student ID card. Bring your Bursar’s Office receipt as proof of payment.
  • Activate your SCCC Online Tools: Once you are registered you will be issued a student email account and my.sussex login. Set up your student email immediately as important college information will be sent. My.sussex is the online student portal which will give you easy access to your schedule, grades, transcripts, financial aid and more.
  • Attend Orientation: Connect to our campus! Students are required to participate in the Fall Orientation that will help you begin your education at Sussex. This half day event is filled with a motivational speaker, meeting new classmates and getting to know our campus! Don’t miss it!