Transfer Credits from BC3

70% of BC3 students transfer their credits to a 4-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. BC3 credits are recognized by public, private, state-related, and online colleges and universities. If you plan your transfer from the start, you’ll save time and money.

Steps to Get Started

  1. Find a transfer program that interests you.
  2. Speak to your academic advisor or to a transfer counselor at BC3.
  3. Contact the Transfer Admissions Office of the college or university you would like to attend.  See contact information below.
  4. Stop by BC3’s University Partnership Center to speak to a college or university representative.
  5. Check out the BC3 Events Calendar for upcoming transfer visits and events.
  6. Send Official Transcripts when you apply.

BC3 Transfer Agreements

View details on the institutions and programs below:

PA Statewide Transfer Agreements

Students who complete an associate degree from BC3 in one of the following qualifying programs can transfer to any of the 14 PASSHE Institutions (PA State System of Higher Education) with junior standing:

  • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Computer Science, A.S.
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Communications, A.A.
  • Criminology, A.A.
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4), A.A.
  • English, A.A.
  • History, A.A. 
  • Psychology, A.A. 
  • Social Work, A.A.
  • Biological Science, A.S. 
  • Chemistry, A.S.
  • Mathematics, A.S.

PASSHE institutions in Western Pennsylvania include Slippery Rock University, Clarion University, Edinboro University, California University, and Indiana University.

Many other PA colleges and universities participate in statewide articulation agreements. Visit or use the chart below to explore transfer equivalencies:

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses Transfer Agreements

Students who complete an associate degree from BC3 in one of the following qualifying programs can transfer all credits to any of the 14 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses in these programs:

  • Business Administration, A.S. > Business, B.S.
  • Computer Science, A.S.  > Computer Science, A.S.
Health Care
  • Nursing, R.N., A.A.S. > Nursing, R.N., B.S. 
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Criminology, A.A. > Administration of Justice, B.S. 
  • Communications, A.A.  > Communications, B.A. 
  • English, A.A.  > English, B.A.
  • General Studies, A.A. > Human Development and Family Studies, B.S.
  • Psychology, A.A.  > Psychology, B.A. OR Psychology, B.S.
  • Chemistry, A.S. > Earth Science, B.S. 

PSU Shenango Additional Agreements

Students who attend BC3 @ LindenPointe can transfer credits to Penn State Shenango in these programs:

  • Administration of Justice, B.S. 
  • Business, B.S.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, B.S.
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences, B.A.
  • Nursing, R.N., B.S.

Online Program Transfer Agreements

Franklin University

Franklin University has been a BC3 partner for over 10 years and offers 30 programs that are fully online. Depending on the program, Franklin University will accept over 90 credits transferred from BC3. Contact Lois Kuttesch at

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a private institution in Phoenix, Arizona that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that are fully online. Contact Laura Soukup at

Information on Local Transfer Institutions


PA Transfer Equivalencies

Visit to create your student account and obtain comprehensive transfer information about transferring to or from participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
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