We want transfer candidates to be well prepared for the demands of study here at PC. Admission to Providence College as a transfer student is selective but sensitive to individual circumstances and needs. Given the limited number of vacancies, it is important to understand that our Committee on Admission reviews your application, college transcripts, and courses in progress, high school records, a required essay, an intended major (if one has been selected), and college disciplinary records to ensure that the match to PC is a good one.
Transferring from Community or Junior College
Community College of Rhode Island & Providence College Articulation Agreement
Students currently attending a community or junior college, who have earned a high school diploma, may wish to consider completion of the Associate's Degree, though you are not required to do so for transfer admission consideration at Providence College.
If a community or junior college is the first college you have attended, we strongly recommend that you successfully complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits pursued as a full-time student, achieving a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in order to be competitive for admission to PC. These courses should reflect a broad, liberal arts perspective, and they should be that institution's most demanding program.
As a community or junior college student, we advise you to limit the number of courses taken toward an intended major, with perhaps one or two courses as a maximum, because your intended major or field of study should be "saved" for the senior institution. Your community or junior college education should be used to identify and explore that major with introductory coursework only. Ideally, the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts (often called simply a "transfer program") is your best choice.
The following forms are helpful, but not required: