Credit for Prior Learning

Giving credit where it’s due

As part of our commitment to serving the community, we want you to be able to take advantage of all your academic-credit-worthy experience. We will help you navigate the placement testing process, including any exemptions you deserve, to ensure you receive appropriate academic credit.

You can apply credits from:

  • Other accredited colleges – other REGIONALLY ACCREDITED Colleges
  • Military experience (send your SMART transcript for evaluation)
  • Certain high school programs(when college credit was earned) – CCP (College Career Pathway) & HSP (High School Partnership)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Equivalencies (see chart below)
  • Certain workplace training programs (when college credit was earned) – send Official College Transcript)
  • CLEP and DSST testing of personal knowledge (see chart below)
    CLEP exams may be completed at Charter Oak   and other approved testing locations.
  • Foreign College Credential Evaluation Services –  A translation or statement of course by course evaluation by the following authorized service:

When you enroll in a Middlesex degree or certificate program, our registrar staff will work with you to make sure all valid college-level credits are applied.

Transfer Course Tool

To see how your previous courses might transfer in to Middlesex please use our Transfer Course Tool. Please note that an official evaluation from our registrar’s office will be required to verify your credits. Please note that even if a course is not listed in the tool, it may still transfer. Please contact the registrar at with any questions.

Required documents

You will need to send all applicable paperwork (official transcripts, test scores from the College Board, and military SMART records) to our Registrar’s Office. These items can be sent via USPS mail at the address below or be sent electronically to the Registrar’s Office at:

Enrollment Services
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457

If you have further questions about transferring credits to MxCC, call us at 860-343-5724 or send an email to



Composition and Literature

English Language and CompositionENG*101 and ENG*ELE6
English Literature and CompositionENG*101 and ENG*102 OR ENG*1106

Foreign Language

Spanish1 Language and CultureSPA*101, SPA*102, SPA*201 and SPA*2026-12
1 6 credits will be awarded for score of 3 and 12 credits for a score of 4 or higher

Social Services and History

2-D Art ad DesignART*1213
Art HistoryART*1013
Government and Politics/CompartivePOL*1023
Government and Politics/U.S.POL*1113
History/EuropeanHIS*244 and HIS*ELE6
History/United StatesHIS*201 and HIS*2026
History/World HistoryHIS*121 and HIS*1226
Human GeographyGEO*1013
Music Theory2MUS*111 and/or MUS*ELE3-6
2 3 credits will be awarded for a score of 3 and 6 credits for a score of 4 or higher

Science and Mathematics

Calculus ABMAT*2544
Calculus BCMAT*254 and MAT*2568
Chemistry3CHE*121 and/or CHE*1224-8
4 credits will be awarded for a score of 3 and 8 credits for a score of 4 or higher
Environmental ScienceEVS*1003
Physics 1 - Algebra BasedPHY*1214
Physics 2 - Algebra BasedPHY*1224


Computer ScienceCSC*2203
* A score of 3 or higher is required


CLEP exams may be completed at Charter Oak   and other approved testing locations.
Analyzing/Interpreting LiteratureENG*1103
College CompositionENG*1013
College AlgebraMAT*1373
Information SystemsCSC*1013
Introductory Business LawBBG*2313
Introduction PsychologyPSY*1113
Spanish Language Levels (1 and 2)SPA*101, SPA*102 and/or SPA*2016-9
Western Civilization IHIS*1013
Western Civilization IIHIS*1023