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CCRI Articulation Agreement​

Providence College and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) have an articulation agreement that outlines the process for CCRI students who meet appropriate academic requirements to transfer into PC.

The agreement began in Fall 2011 and applies to eligible students for the PC Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Beginning with the PC Class of 2016, an additional review will be required for students who will participate in the College's new Core Curriculum.  Listed below are the terms of the agreement.

Providence College guarantees CCRI students, who meet the conditions stated below, admission to the Undergraduate Day School.  Due to the re-structuring of the Core Curriculum at Providence College, this agreement applies to students who enter Providence College in the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015. A separate agreement exists between the Community College of Rhode Island and the Providence College School of Continuing Education.

Any student who completes at least one full year of full-time study in a liberal arts curriculum is eligible to apply as a transfer student separate from this agreement.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be competitive.  An interview is recommended to discuss individual goals and programs.

Conditions and Requirements of Articulation Agreement for Successful Transfer

  1. Students are required to meet with the transfer counselor at Providence College upon making a decision to enter into the articulation agreement to discuss specific majors and goals.
  2. Students must complete the Transfer Application Process by April 1 for fall entry and December 1 for spring entry and enroll by the deadline designated on the enrollment form which accompanies the letter of invitation.
  3. Students must complete the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts program at CCRI in compliance with the Course Equivalency Chart provided by Providence College and incorporated by reference to this agreement.  The Course Equivalency Chart indicates the transferability of courses.  In order to determine the applicability of transfer credit, candidates for transfer must meet with the Providence College counselor as indicated above.
  4. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a full-time schedule and be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of graduation as determined by CCRI.  Students who complete the program in more than two years will be considered on an individual basis.
  5. A maximum of 56 credits, earned within 10 years prior to enrollment at Providence College, may be transferred to Providence College.  This articulation agreement does not apply to students who are enrolled in a high school dual enrollment program. College credit earned while a student is still in high school may be granted if the course is not required to meet high school graduation requirements.  The course must be taken on a college campus and taught by a full-time faculty member.  The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies reserves the right to determine whether courses taken from a college or university by incoming students while in high school may be accepted as transfer credits.  If credit is granted, it goes towards placement only and will not advance the student’s standing.  AP credit will be granted to students who earn a 4 or 5 on any of the AP exams accepted by Providence College. IB credit will be granted to students who score a 5, 6, or 7 in the Higher Level of the IB program for courses accepted by Providence College .  AP and IB credit will be used for placement only and will not advance the student’s standing.  Courses not taken at the CCRI are subject to review for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.  Providence College has final determination on the transferability of credit.
  6. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to earn transfer credit for a course.
  7. To be eligible to receive a Providence College degree, transfer students must complete the final two years in full-time attendance at Providence College and earn at least 50% of the student’s major credits with Providence College coursework.  The Education and Social Work Programs require that students complete 2 ½ years at Providence College to complete the necessary field work required for the major.  Sequential majors, including but not limited to, math and science may require additional course work to meet departmental graduation requirements.
For questions regarding the Articulation Agreement, please contact Sandra A. Miller, Coordinator of Transfer Admission, at (401) 865-2535.
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