Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Transfer Students

    You have earned the credits and now it is time to earn the degree. Transfer in up to 90 college credits, including credit for work experience, military training, and CLEP, and turn your hard-earned credits into a bachelor’s degree at Monroe College.

    Take advantage of our flexible scheduling options, 6 calendar starts per year, online and on-campus opportunities and generous life experience credit opportunities. Let Monroe help finish what you started. If you have any questions, please contact Lamar Haynes, Vice President of Adult Enrollment:

    Transfer Credit Sources

    Previous Education

    Students may transfer up to 30 credits toward an Associate Degree or up to 90 credits into the Bachelor’s Degree program from an accredited degree-granting college or university. A grade of C or better is required for transfer credits. Some Schools or academic departments may require a higher grade based on specific programs. Students transferring from two-year institutions to a bachelor’s degree program may transfer a maximum of 66 credits, none of which may be used to satisfy upper level major area courses, unless approved by the School Dean.

    Prior Learning

    At Monroe College, we recognize that college level learning does not only take place in a classroom. Adults who are returning to college seeking a degree after years of life experience may have gained expertise that can translate into credits toward required course work. We work with adults to evaluate and assess their college-level knowledge and skills gained outside of the classroom for college credit. This evaluation is called prior learning assessment (PLA).

    Prior Learning Sources

    • work experience
    • volunteer work
    • training programs or in-service courses
    • military service
    • community activities
    • independent reading and study

    Evidence of learning can be documented and evaluated through the following formats

    • proficiency exams
    • professional certifications or training
    • national exams
    • prior learning portfolio

    Every day, adults across the country earn credit toward a college degree simply because of their work training and experience. Curious if you can, too? 

    Monroe College can help you find out.

    We’ve partnered with an organization named CAEL to help working adults find out if a first -- or second -- college degree is a lot closer than they think.

    Find out today via:

    Take five minutes and complete the

    Credit Predictor


    If you have more time, complete the full CAEL’s Prior Learning Assessment questionnaire to see whether your knowledge and expertise may equal college credit – saving you time and money! 

    Prior Learning Accelerator

    Credit By Examination

    Monroe grants credit earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Program and other examinations based on the students program of study. Students can make a reservation to take a CLEP exam by clicking here.

    Please refer to the Adult Learners page to see our admissions process and upcoming events.

    Admissions Process

    Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

    Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

    Step 2: Submit Credentials

    After completing and submitting the online application, students will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:

    • High School Transcript or Diploma (if a student is transferring from a previous college or university, he/she must submit an academic transcript)
    • Transfer Credit (if students are transferring credits from a previous institution, they must submit academic transcripts)
    • $35 Admissions Fee (we accept check, money order, certified bank draft or cash)
    • Professional References (direct admit bachelor’s students must submit two letters of recommendation)
    • SAT scores (only required for students interested in scholarship consideration)

    Step 3: Admissions Interview

    To complete the application, students will need to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor from Monroe College to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. Students who live outside of the New York City metropolitan area may conduct their interview over the phone. Please call the campus of your choice to schedule an interview after completing steps one and two.