Transfer Students are required to meet with their academic advisor to register for classes. Students are encouraged to bring evidence of prerequisites having been met to successfully register for classes (such as grade report, student transcript).
Only official college transcripts will be accepted for transfer credit evaluation purposes. Students must provide all credentials for evaluation at least two weeks before registering to guarantee transfer credits will be evaluated before selecting classes. Official transcripts can be received in the following ways:
- Electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment or other verifiable E-script service
- Unopened envelope mailed or hand delivered to the Office of the Registrar
Three Rivers College
Office of the Registrar
2080 Three Rivers College
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Three Rivers awards college credit in transfer for college-level courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by the following accrediting agencies: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and Council on Occupational Education. Credit earned at other institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
If a student has completed college/university coursework at an institution outside of the U.S., they must have their transcripts/diplomas evaluated by AACRAO, members of NACES, or other professional credential evaluation companies. "Course by course" evaluations should be obtained if at all possible. Students are responsible for paying any fees associated with the credential evaluation process. If a student is coming from a foreign institution accredited by a U.S. regional accreditor, they do not need to have their credentials evaluated.
Similar transfer courses are equated to Three Rivers courses. Non-equivalent transfer courses may be counted as electives. Students must request that an official transcript from each institution attended be sent directly to the Three Rivers College Office of the Registrar. Only official transcripts will be evaluated.
Only courses that will count toward a degree program at TRC will be transcripted. All courses transferred to TRC will calculate in the cumulative GPA. Repeated courses from an incoming transcript will be treated the same way as repeated courses taken at Three Rivers College with regard to GPA calculations. Students may view their transcripts from other institutions but may not obtain a hard copy once they are submitted to TRC to become part of the permanent record.
Three Rivers College adheres to the guidelines set forth in the Credit Transfer: Guidelines for Student Transfer and Articulation among Missouri Colleges and Universities, approved by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Under these guidelines, students who transfer from Missouri public colleges and universities and Missouri private institutions that adhere to these guidelines will be considered as having met the Three Rivers College general education requirements if they complete the Missouri CORE 42 block of general education.
Questions regarding transfer of credit policy, regulations and procedures should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 573-840-9665.