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SCE Advantage

  • Small classes with faculty who understand adult students

  • Advisors who will help you get started and reach your goals

  • Part-time, evening, and online classes

  • Transfer up to 75 credits

  • Affordable tuition — just $963 a course

  • Scholarships and financial aid

Our Faculty

One of the first words used to describe SCE is “community.”  You’ll feel this support in the classroom, where our faculty understand the challenges of being an adult learner. These teachers — a mix of full-time PC faculty and industry professionals — are  inspiring educators, and strong advocates for students.

Our Students

SCE students come from all walks of life — parents who are going back to school, professionals looking to advance in their careers, and members of the military. 
Just like you, they faced obstacles when they decided to go back to school. And just like you, they’re overcoming those obstacles with the support of the SCE community.

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Harkins Hall, Room 109
Phone: 401-865-2487
Fax: 401-865-1723

SCE’s new transfer agreement with CCRI makes college more accessible and affordable than ever. 


Transfer Credit at Providence College

Transfer Credit from other Schools

SCE is transfer-friendly!  If you've earned college credits from an accredited college or university — no matter how long ago — SCE lets you apply up to: 75 credits toward a bachelor's degree; 36 credits toward an associate's degree; and 3 credits toward a certificate.

An adviser will help you determine how many credits you can transfer to SCE — and how to obtain your transcripts.
To request transfer credit:

  • Review your program’s requirements in the SCE Catalog.
  • Match the courses you have completed at other institutions to SCE program requirements. Every program has room for some “free electives,” where transfer credits can often fit.
  • If you decide to apply to SCE, order official transcripts from each institution you attended -- use this handy Transcript Request Form​. Only courses with grades of C or higher are transferable. 
  • You must complete at least half of the courses required for your major at Providence College 

Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges

SCE has​ transfer agreements with area community colleges that ease the way for students who have earned an associate's degree to transfer to SCE and earn their bachelor’s degree.

Prior Learning Credit


  • Adult students often obtain substantial knowledge outside the classroom -- through work experience, volunteering, military service, job training, reading and travel.
  • Earn credit for what you've already learned through “Learning Counts,” a program of the Council  on Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL).
  • To learn more, visit

Take a Test


The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are both nationally recognized testing programs that allow you to demonstrate college-level learning in certain subjects. Credit is awarded for pre-approved tests in which you achieve the minimum score or higher. These credits are​ part of your overall transfer credit package.

Local CLEP test centers include the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, and Newport; the University of Rhode Island – Providence Feinstein campus; and Johnson & Wales University. PC's code is 3693. For more information, see College Level Examination Program. The DSST is offered at CCRI’s Warwick campus. For more information, see DSST for civilians or DSST for military servicemembers.

UExcel® Credit-by-Examination is another testing program offered at the Pearson Professional Centers, Warwick, RI. Learn more at

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations are another way you may able to earn college credit. Students who obtain a score of 4 or 5 will typically be awarded equivalent credit for coursework at Providence College. For more information, visit College Board AP Program.

Credit for Military and Professional Training


The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates and awards credit for training programs offered by the military, employers, government agencies, professional associations and more.  To see if your training qualifies for college credit, visit the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training or Military Transfer Guide.

Additional information for servicemembers and their families can be found here.​

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity