Transfer to Bay College

Further your education at Bay College

Thinking about transferring to Bay College? Students may request that credits earned at another institution be transferred to Bay College. The student must submit an official transcript to Bay College which will be evaluated to determine which credits will transfer and which course requirements are fulfilled by those credits. The information provided below will answer many of your questions. Please Email the Director%20of%20Transfer%20and%20Student%20Advising or call 906-217-4014 with any further questions. Please send official transcripts to:

Bay College Admissions Office
2001 N. Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
(Fax) 906-217-1714

Transfer Your Courses

The Michigan Transfer Network allows students and advisors to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities. You can search for courses by sending institution (the institution where you completed the course) or by the receiving institution (the institution where you plan to transfer the course). Can't find your course? Contact a participating institution.


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 Score Credits Bay College Course Equivalent
Biology 3 8 BIOL 110 BIOL 112
Calculus AB 4 5 MATH 141 CALC I
Calculus BC 4 5 MATH 142 CALC II
Chemistry 3 10 CHEM 110 CHEM 112
English Language and Composition 3 3 ENGL 101
English Literature and Composition 3 3 ENGL 101  
Government and Politics (US) 3 3 POLI 111 
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 131 
Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 132 
Physics B 4 8 PHYS 201 PHYS 202
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 5 PHYS 205 
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 5 PHYS 206
Psychology 3 3 PSYC 201 
Statistics 3 4 MATH 210 
U.S. History 3 3 HIST 211 
Comp Sci A 5 3 CSCI 121 

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.

CLEP Exam Credits Bay College Course Equivalent
College Composition 3 ENGL 101
French Language: Levels I and II 6 FREN 111 FREN 112
German Language: Levels I and II 6 GRMN 101 GRMN 102
Spanish Language: Levels I and II 6 SPAN 101 SPAN 102
American Government 3 POLI 111
History of the United States I 3 HIST 211
History of the United States II 3 HIST 212
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYC 201
Introductory Sociology 3 SOCY 151
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 131
Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 132
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 3 HIST 101
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 3 HIST 102
Biology 8 BIOL 110 BIOL 112
Calculus 5 MATH 141 CALC I
Chemistry 10 CHEM 110 CHEM 112
College Algebra 4 MATH 110
Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 111
Financial Accounting 8 ACCT 101 ACCT 102
Information Systems and Computer Applications 4 CIS 101
Principles of Management 3 BUSN 242
Principles of Marketing 3 BSUN 253

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.

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.