Transfer Credit Information

After all official transcripts have been evaluated, the Admission Office will send you a Transfer Credit Report. The report is a listing all of the courses taken elsewhere with their Sage course equivalencies. Sage brings in only the transfer credits that will meet a specific major or degree requirement. For students starting a new major or career direction, they may find that not all of their previous college credits are accepted. Evaluation is conducted on a course-by-course basis for all work in which grades of C- or above have been earned.

  • SPCE students may transfer up to 90 credits (maximum). Of this 90, 66 credits (maximum allowed) may be from 2-year colleges. 30 credits must be completed at Sage.
  • Courses with a letter grade of “C-” or better will be accepted. Note: course grades from other institutions do not transfer; only credits do.
  • Only official and sealed transcripts will be evaluated.
  • Delays in final evaluations may be the result of unique courses, which are being researched with the faculty at Sage.
  • 1/2 of the major requirements must be completed at Sage.
  • Articulation Agreements with area institutions
  • Transfer Equivalency Course Guide

Credit for Prior Learning

Sage recognizes skills and knowledge gained outside of the classroom through its Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio program. Many students coming to Sage have amassed expertise through employment, military, community service or personal life experience. The credit for prior learning program grants credit after successful completion of a portfolio that demonstrates college-level learning based on a faculty evaluation. Prior learning credits should support a student’s goals and academic degree program. On average, most students in the CPL program pursue 6-12 credits. In preparation for discussion with the Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator, students should review College course descriptions to determine courses that their portfolios will address. The proposed portfolio courses should focus on skills and experiences supporting a college-level learning experience.


  • Must be a matriculated Sage student in a baccalaureate degree program
  • Must have completed at least 3 credits at Sage with a “C” or better (2.00) and be enrolled in an additional 3 credit course
  • Cumulative average must be a 2.00 or higher and 2.20 or higher in the major.
  • Credit for Prior Learning is offered during the fall and spring terms only.


  1. Credit will be granted for college-level learning only, not for experience per se.
  2. While the College provides general guidance and assistance, it is each student’s responsibility to complete a narrative and a portfolio of documentation, which will be the basis for awarding credit.
  3. The process of assessment and validation will have such control by the faculty that it can confidently certify such students for graduation.
  4. Credit under this program cannot be obtained for learning when proficiency exams are required by the appropriate department.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits of Sage course work before graduation (prior learning credit is not included).
  6. The maximum combined transfer credits including credit for prior learning is 90 credits (SPCE).
  7. Students are not eligible for the credit for prior learning program in their anticipated term of completion (i.e., graduation term).
  8. Participation in the prior learning portfolio program requires a one time enrollment fee of $150.00. Students must register for NCR 091 during the term in which they will be completing and handing in their portfolio.
  9. Fees: upon faculty assessment and approval of prior learning credit, students will be charged a per credit fee of $100.00 (up to a maximum of $1000.00 for 10 credits or more). Portfolios must be submitted to the Prior Learning Coordinator two weeks prior to the last day of classes as indicated on the College academic calendar.
  10. A full-time member of The Sage Colleges faculty designated by the Coordinator will evaluate the portfolio and determine if and how much credit the Student will receive. The Faculty Member provides the final decision on course information and number of credits. Faculty evaluation is available during the Fall and Spring semesters.