Transfer to Bay College

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Thinking about transferring to Bay College?  The links provided below will answer many of your questions!

Advanced Placement Program

College course credit will be granted to students who participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at their area high school and pass the Advanced Placement examinations with an appropriate score. Only those AP courses approved by Bay College faculty will transfer in as Bay College credit. Advanced Placement exam scores must be sent directly to the Registrar to be evaluated for transfer credit.

AP Exam

Required Score

Credits Awarded

Bay College Course Equivalent

Biology 3 8 BIOL 110 - Evolution & Diversity -AND-
BIOL 112 - Cells & Molecules
Calculus AB 4 5 MATH 141 - Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
Calculus BC 4 5 MATH 142 - Analytical Geometry & Calculus II
Chemistry 3 10 CHEM 110 - General Chemistry I -AND-
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II
English Language & Composition 3 3 ENGL 101 - Rhetoric & Composition
English Literature & Composition 3 3 ENGL 101 - Rhetoric & Composition
Government & Politics (US) 3 3 POLI 111 - American Government
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 131 - Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 132 - Microeconomics
Physics B 4 8 PHYS 201 - Elements of Physics I -AND-
PHYS 202 - Elements of Physics II
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 5 PHYS 205 - Engineering Physics I
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) 4 5 PHYS 206 - Engineering Physics II
Psychology 3 3 PSYC 201 - Introduction to Psychology
Statistics 3 4 MATH 210 - Introduction to Statistics
U.S. History 3 3 HIST 211 - U.S. History to 1865
Comp Sci A 5 3 CSCI 121 - C++ Programming I

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is administered by the College Board. CLEP enables those who have reached the college level of education to assess the level of their academic achievement and to use the test results for college credit. Students must have official CLEP transcripts sent directly to Bay College for consideration of transfer. Bay College’s CLEP ID# is 1049.
Students planning to transfer to a university should consult that institution’s CLEP policies before taking CLEP tests. Some institutions, such as medical schools, do not accept CLEP credits for some subjects, such as biology and chemistry.

Students may not earn credit for CLEP subject examinations if the student has already earned credit in the course, was previously or currently enrolled in the course, or has credit in a higher level course in that subject. CLEP credit will not count toward the minimum 17 credits required to be taken at Bay College for degrees and certificates. CLEP credits receive no grades and are not calculated in the student’s GPA. Only the courses listed below will be considered for transfer and only if the final score is 50 or higher.



Credits Awarded

Bay College Course Equivalent

Composition and Literature    
College Composition  3 ENGL 101 - Rhetoric & Composition
World Languages    
French Language: Levels 1 & 2 6 FREN 111 - French I -AND- FREN 112 - French II
German Language: Levels 1 & 2 6 GRMN 101 - German Language & Culture I -AND-
GRMN 102 - German Language & Culture II
Spanish Language: Levels 1 & 2 6 SPAN 101 - Spanish I -AND- SPAN 102 - Spanish II
History and Social Science    
American Government  3 POLI 111 - American Government
History of the United States I  3 HIST 211 - U.S. History to 1865
History of the United States II  3 HIST 212 - U.S. History 1865 to Present
Introductory Psychology  3 PSYC 201 - Introduction to Psychology
Introductory Sociology  3 SOCY 151 - Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics  3 ECON 131 - Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics  3 ECON 132 - Microeconomics
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648  3 HIS 101 - Western Civilization to 1600
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present  3 HIS 102 - Western Civilization 1600 to Present
Science and Math    
Biology  8 BIOL 110 - Evolution & Diversity -AND-
BIOL 112 - Cells & Molecules
Calculus  5 MATH 141 - Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
Chemistry  10 CHEM 110 - General Chemistry I -AND-
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II
College Algebra  4 MATH 110 - College Algebra
Precalculus  3 MATH 111 - Trigonometry
Financial Accounting  8 ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I -AND-
ACCT 102 - Accounting Principles II
Information Systems & Computer Applications 4 CIS 101 - Computer Concepts & Applications
Principles of Management  3 BUSN 242 - Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing  3 BUSN 253 - Marketing

Military Training Credit

All veterans having a certified DD Form 214 on file in the Admissions Office will automatically be given credit for two semester hours of physical education. Veterans who feel that other training received in the military is applicable to their program of study may request that such training be evaluated for credit. The veteran must produce proper documentation that will be evaluated by the Registrar based on the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. For more information, visit their web site at Veterans planning to transfer from Bay College to another institution should be aware that the institution may not accept the credit for military training given by Bay College, but will usually wish to re-evaluate the training documentation.

Transferring Credit from International Institutions to Bay College

Students who attend colleges outside of the United States or Canada must have their transcripts evaluated course-by-course by one of the following sources and request a copy of the evaluation be sent to the Admissions Office as part of their application process. The student is responsible to pay any fee incurred.
  International students who have not attended an institution of higher learning must have their high school diploma/certificate verified by one of the agencies listed above. Direct any questions about the transcript evaluation to the Registrar’s Office.
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