Learn about SNHU's transfer-friendly college pathways with community colleges and specialized schools
At SNHU we work with community college transfer students to make sure they get the most out of their hard-earned credits - because it's part of our mission to help you see yourself succeed.
When you transfer credit from community college to SNHU, you can expect:
- Transfer-friendly enrollment. Benefit from transfer advisors who specialize in maximizing your credits - saving you time and money. Our generous transfer credit policies allow students to transfer up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree. Every community college transfer applicant receives a free official credit evaluation, so you can see how your transfer credits can fit into your program before making any decisions.
- 200+ degree programs. Your college’s partnership with SNHU may allow you to pursue your associate or bachelor’s degree online or on campus. This could give you the opportunity to take courses in a traditional classroom setting during day or evening hours, online or a combination of both.
- Affordable education. SNHU offers one of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation, and as a community college alum, you may be eligible for a 10% online tuition scholarship. You could save up to $15,000 in academic scholarships when pursuing a degree on campus. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Please note that students in some of our programs - such as the online MS in Business Analytics - may only be eligible for military tuition discounts at this time.
- Expert instruction. Learn from faculty who bring real-world experience and relevant insights to the classroom.
- Academic support. Count on your dedicated academic advisor, tutors and a host of student resources.
- Career services. Work one-on-one with your career advisor to connect with employers in your area while you're enrolled at SNHU and after graduation.
As part of our goal to streamline your transfer process, SNHU partners with community colleges and specialized schools to create transfer pathways that help you make the most of your education.
- Estrella Mountain
- Paradise Valley
- Rio Salado
- South Mountain
- Cosumnes River College
- Folsom Lake College
- Sacramento City College
- East Los Angeles College
- Los Angeles City College
- Los Angeles Harbor College
- Los Angeles Mission College
- Los Angeles Pierce College
- Los Angeles Southwest College
- Los Angeles Trade - Tech College
- Los Angeles Valley College
- West Los Angeles College
- Ashland Community & Technical College
- Big Sandy Community & Technical College
- Bluegrass Community & Technical College
- Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
- Gateway Community & Technical College
- Hazard Community & Technical College
- Henderson Community College
- Hopkinsville Community College
- Jefferson Community & Technical College
- Madisonville Community College
- Maysville Community & Technical College
- Owensboro Community & Technical College
- Somerset Community College
- Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
- Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
- West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Allegany College of Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Frederick Community College
Harford Community College
Prince George's Community College
Wor-Wic Community College
- Berkshire Community College
- Bristol Community College
- Bunker Hill Community College
- Cape Cod Community College
- Greenfield Community College
- Holyoke Community College
- Mass Bay Community College
- Massasoit Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Mount Wachusett Community College
- North Shore Community College
- Northern Essex Community College
- Quinsigamond Community College
- Roxbury Community College
- Springfield Technical Community College
Great Bay Community College
Lakes Region Community College
Manchester Community College
Nashua Community College
NHTI - Concord's Community College
River Valley Community College
St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing
White Mountains Community College
- Community College of Allegheny County
- Community College of Beaver County
- Bucks County Community College
- Butler County Community College
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Delaware County Community College
- HACC – Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
- Lehigh Carbon Community College
- Luzerne County Community College
- Montgomery County Community College
- Northampton Community College
- Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
- Reading Area Community College
- Westmoreland County Community College
- Northeast Lakeview College
- Northwest Vista College
- Palo Alto College
- San Antonio College
- St. Philip's College
- Brookhaven College
- Cedar Valley College
- Eastfield College
- El Centro College
- Mountain View College
- North Lake College
- Richland College
Don't see your college listed above? Don't worry. We know you've worked hard to earn your credits - and we'll work hard help you keep them. Whether you want to finish your associate degree or enroll in a bachelor's program, SNHU is here to help make your community college transfer process seamless.
Ready to explore your degree options? Find your program today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What colleges are easy to transfer into?
Transferring from a community college to a new school with courses already completed can often be easier than applying to a school from scratch. That’s because you already have experience as a college student. You know how college works. You probably have a pretty good idea of what you need to move forward toward earning the degree of your dreams.
Students decide to transfer to a new school for many different reasons. Some decide on a career change and need to attend a school that has the unique degree they wish to earn. Or the cost of tuition is of concern. A lot of students come to Southern New Hampshire University after starting in a campus program because they realize a quality online degree suits them better.
We love to help students earn transfer credits toward becoming Penmen. Every student receives a free transcript evaluation at time of transfer. Our admission counselors and academic advisors are transfer specialists, and they can help you get the most out of every hard-earned credit you already earned at another school.
We have one of the most generous transfer policies of any school. You can transfer up to 45 credits toward an associate’s degree, and up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
With more than 200 degree programs on campus and online, and one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, we’re ready to help every transfer student find their academic home.
Is it better to transfer from a community college?
Many general education requirements at community colleges are similar to the requirements at most colleges and universities. Students are often able to save a lot of money by transferring from a community college to the school where they wish to specialize.
The transfer process can be quite easy, especially when the school you’re transferring into partners with community colleges around the country. Our aim at Southern New Hampshire University is to make it as easy as possible to help every student succeed. That's why we have developed partnerships with many community colleges and have designed our curriculum to be as compatible as possible.
We pride ourselves on being one of the most transfer friendly-colleges around. With more than 200 degree programs, there is an option for any career path. Community college alums from partner schools also receive a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in our online programs.
Is transferring from a community college hard?
Transferring couldn’t be easier when you apply your community college credits to a school that has taken care to establish a transfer-friendly environment. From an academic perspective, you'll already have some coursework under your belt. You’ll know what college professors are expecting from you and you’ll know how to manage the workload. To transfer credits from a community college means you’ll have the experience to help you succeed.
From an administrative standpoint, when you partner with a school like Southern New Hampshire University, you’ll be working with professional admission counselors and academic advisors who are trained in how to maximize every one of your hard-earned credits. We’ll accept up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and up to 90 credits for a bachelor’s degree.
What GPA do you need to transfer from a community college?
One of the benefits of coming to a new school from a community college is that while many of your credits may transfer, your GPA will not. If your GPA was strong at your community college, don’t worry. The record of your academic excellence will stand on your transcript. If, though, you didn’t get started on as strong a foot as you would have liked, no worries there, either. You’ll be able to receive credit for most, if not all, of your completed courses while starting fresh with a clean academic slate.
Every student at Southern New Hampshire University receives a free transcript evaluation. Our admission counselors and academic advisors can help you try to receive the maximum transfer credits possible. SNHU transfer credits can be up to 45 credits toward an associate degree and up to 90 credits towards a bachelor’s degree. Generally, courses where you earned a C or higher can transfer, providing that the course description and outcomes are comparable to the courses offered at SNHU.
The best part? Every course at SNHU was designed with transfer students in mind. Our course designers ensured that every course outcome, especially for our general education courses, is in alignment with most community colleges. While we can’t guarantee that every course transfers over without conducting an audit of your transcript, rest assured that our curriculum was designed to be as transfer-friendly as it gets.
Does your GPA start over when your transfer?
In a manner of speaking, yes. Your grades at your original institution stay on record with that school. Any time you request a transcript from that school, the grades and the GPA will still be there.
So, if you performed well and want to ensure that your strong performance stays on the record even after you transfer, you’re in luck. If, however, your GPA isn’t quite where you know it could be, don't worry. While your credits can transfer, your previous grades won't factor into your new GPA or show on your Southern New Hampshire University transcript. You essentially get the best of both worlds.
Will my community college credits transfer?
Chances are good that most or maybe even all credits earned at a community college will transfer to another accredited school.
With Southern New Hampshire University, we accept up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We also accept up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. That’s more than half of a typical bachelor’s degree. We have designed our general education curriculum to be in alignment with most community college curricula. We took care to do this for the sole purpose of making a pathway to success for each and every student.
Not only can many community college credits transfer, but they can be applied to more than 200 degree programs. Every program is accredited and taught by professionals working in their respective fields. You'll not only receive a high-quality education, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field. You’ll be able to make important connections and build your network.
We have made the transfer process as easy as possible because we want to ensure that every student gets the most out of their hard-earned credits.
What college credits will transfer?
Most students have to complete a suite of general education courses at the beginning of any degree. Those courses may include writing, math, statistics and social science. Often, these general education credits transfer to a new program. This is especially true for course where you earned grades of C or higher.
At Southern New Hampshire University, we have designed our general education courses with community colleges in mind. We aimed to align our course outcomes with community colleges and other 4-year schools with intention. This means that students may transfer in as many of their hard-earned credits as possible when they’re ready to become Penmen.
Every student receives a free transcript evaluation from our admission team. Full consideration is given to transfer in as many credits as possible. SNHU transfer credits are designed to be generous and easy for every student. We accept up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We also accept up to 90 credits – that’s 75% – toward a bachelor’s degree.
Is it better to go to community college, then transfer?
The answer all depends on your needs and your chosen path to achieving your goals and dreams. Community colleges can be a great choice. They allow you to attend school in your community, often at deeply discounted residential tuition rates. You could complete general education courses at your pace, often while working. When you’re ready, you can transfer many, if not all, of those credits toward an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree at another school.
Taking this path can save you precious money and time. This pathway also can allow you to start your college career prior to deciding on a major. Then, when you’re ready to specialize in a degree field, you can transfer to the school of your dreams. We’re hoping that school is Southern New Hampshire University.
At SNHU, we work hard to make the transfer process as seamless as possible. We offer a free transcript evaluation to every incoming student. We accept up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. For a bachelor’s degree, we’ll take up to 90 credits.
Every course is taught by a professional in their respective field. And best of all, we offer one of the lowest online tuition rates in the country. A community college alum can receive a 10% tuition scholarship in our online courses. If you decide to apply that scholarship to our campus program, you could save up to $15,000 over the course of your degree.
How soon can you transfer to another college?
While there is no hard and fast rule, generally you can transfer to another school as soon as you have one term of completed coursework on your transcript.
We encourage you to call us as soon as possible. We’ll conduct a free transcript review to provide you with the list of courses we’ll be able to apply to your degree at Southern New Hampshire University.
As part of that review, we may be able to identify work or life experiences that may count toward college credit as well.
Because we partner with community colleges around the country, we have many established curriculum pathways to make the transfer process as seamless as possible. We're ready to help you succeed in earning the degree of your dreams.