Transfer to TMCC

Location: Admissions and Records Office, Red Mountain Building 319
Phone: 775-673-7042
Fax: 775-673-7028

Transferring in Credit

TMCC accepts credit/units from a variety of training and educational programs toward an associate degree and/or certificate of achievement. 

The maximum number of units allowed for transfer from all sources is 45 units per degree. The maximum number of units possible in each category is:

  • From other colleges and universities: 45 units
  • From credit by examination: 30 units
  • From nontraditional sources: 15 units or a maximum of 25% of the total units required for the degree

Transcripts received from other colleges or universities must come directly from that school to the Admissions and Records Office to be classified as official transcripts. TMCC accepts official transcripts from students provided the envelope is not open. All other transcripts will be considered unofficial and will not be evaluated. For the full policy, see the  Transfer Credit Policy on the Evaluation of Previous Training and Education section of this College Catalog.

Credit by Exam

TMCC accepts the following examinations for students attempting to earn college-level credit. Please refer to the section on Transfer Credit Policy on the Evaluation of Previous Training and Education and Credit by Examination Procedures for more detail.

  • ACT-PEP (Proficiency Examination Program)
  • CBAPE (Advanced Placement)
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
  • DANTES (Defense Activities for Nontraditional Education Support)-Subject Standardized Tests
  • Department Examinations
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Departmental Exams

A currently admitted student may petition for a departmental examination in certain courses approved by the College. Credit by Examination Procedure is detailed in the Admissions and Records website.The credit by examination petition may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office. The student must complete the petition and return it with the necessary fee. It will be approved or disapproved in accordance with the policies listed in Transfer Credit Policy on the Evaluation of Previous Training and Education. Upon approval by the Admissions and Records Office, the petition will be forwarded to the department in charge of administering the examination. The examination is prepared by the department of the College responsible for instruction of the course. The examination will be comprehensive in nature, covering all the basic skills required of a student completing the course in the regular manner. Lists of courses approved for department examinations and related fees are available in the Admissions and Records Office.