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Transferring to Sierra Nevada College

Take your college experience to a higher level! Sierra Nevada College welcomes applications from transfer students.

What are the Requirements to Transfer to SNC?
  • You have taken college level classes since graduating from high school or receiving your high school equivalency diploma.
  • You are in good standing at all the colleges you previously attended, and could return to your last college if you have not graduated.
How do I apply?

There is no fee to apply, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit your Application.
  2. Have official transcripts sent to the SNC Admissions office from all colleges (or other post-secondary institutions) you have attended.
  3. If your overall college GPA is less than 2.0, or if you have taken less than 15 college credits since completing high school, have your official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores sent to the SNC Admissions office.

In most cases, you will receive an admission decision within a week of completing your application file.

Can I Get Financial Aid? A Scholarship?
  • Your SNC Transfer Scholarship is determined by your overall college GPA. Use the Transfer Cost Calculator to estimate your award.
  • Fill out the FAFSA, and we can determine your eligibility for need-based federal and state grants, loans, and work – study.

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Transferring Your Credits

SNC Tahoe is transfer friendly.

Students who have completed their lower level requirements elsewhere can often finish their bachelor’s degree in approximately two years here.

If you have questions about courses or requirements, please contact your admissions counselor. We’re here to make the transfer process as easy as possible.

What credits are transferrable?
  • Courses must be passed with a “C” or better.
  • Courses must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • The student must have an official transcript sent from the previous institution(s) to the SNC Admissions office.
  • No lower division courses can be substituted for upper division courses.
  • A minimum of 45 credits toward an SNC degree must be taken at SNC.
  • The last 30 credits of an SNC degree must be taken at SNC.
Transferring from California?

All of the IGETC and CSU-GE credits completed with a C or better grade can be applied toward your 4-year degree.

Transferring Military Credit

Transfer credit for military school courses is based on the recommendations of the American Council of Education. The student must have an official Armed Forces transcript sent to the SNC Admissions office.

Articulation Agreements

If your current college is not listed below, contact SNC Admissions at or 866-412-4636 for details about transferring your existing credits.

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Sierra Nevada College Admissions Office
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451