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Earn credit for previous coursework and life experience—and save money and time.

The School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) at Cedar Crest College offers the most generous transfer credit policies in the Lehigh Valley. While you will need to complete at least 30 credits at Cedar Crest College in order to earn a bachelor’s degree, our generous transfer credits policies are designed to allow adult students to make the most of what they have already learned—and, in the process, save thousands of dollars and a considerable amount of valuable time.

For example, SAGE offers college credits for coursework completed at many other institutions—regardless of when it was completed—as well as experience gained on the job or in the military. Just look at what we offer to you:

General Education Credits

We guarantee that you will not be required to take any additional general education courses if you have earned any ONE of the following:

  • An Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree
  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree
  • At least 90 transferrable credits from a four-year college or university

This policy applies regardless of when you completed your credits or earned your degree. It also applies to any regionally accredited institution anywhere in the United States. The policy does not apply to Applied Associate degrees.

Maximum Transfer Credits

We guarantee that you will be able to transfer:

  • Up to 68 credits from a community college
  • Up to 90 credits from a four-year college or university

This policy applies to courses in which you have earned a grade of “C” or better, regardless of when you completed the course. It also applies to any regionally accredited institution anywhere in the United States.

Please note that to receive this credit, the Registrar’s Office will need to perform an official credit evaluation of your official college transcripts. In certain cases, you also may be asked to provide a course description or a course syllabus.

Credit for Life Experiences

You’ve learned plenty in your life—on the job, through your volunteer work, and by simply learning on your own. Once you have enrolled at Cedar Crest, you may be eligible to earn:

  • Up to 12 college credits for “experiential learning” (on the job experience)
  • Up to 12 college credits for service-related training, if you are a military veteran

To earn experiential learning credits, you will be asked to assemble a portfolio demonstrating that you have acquired college-level knowledge of an academic subject. To apply, you also will need to have earned at least 9 credits at Cedar Crest with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Please ask a SAGE admissions counselor for more details about this opportunity to earn credits for what you have learned over the course of your lifetime.

Transfer Guides from Local Schools

Bucks County Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Luzerne Community College
Montgomery County Community College
Northampton Community College
Reading Area Community College
Raritan Valley Community College
Warren County Community College

Graduate Program Transfer Credit Policy

Students applying for admission to any of the Graduate Nursing programs (including Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Education, Nurse Administration, or Nurse Practitioner) may have the opportunity to transfer 6 to 9 credits of graduate coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director on a case to case basis. Credits will be considered for the following core courses only: MSN 510, MSN 512, MSN 516, NAP/MSN 514, NAP/MSN 520 as well as a maximum of two of the following courses: NAP/MSN 550, NAP.MSN 551, or NAP.MSN 552. 

No transfer credits will be granted for track- specific practicum courses or their didactic counterparts where applicable. Students will be required to submit transcripts and a course syllabus for evaluation for any courses for which transfer credits are requested. Only grade B or higher will be accepted.  This policy does not pertain to post-MSN students.