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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

Transfer and Articulation

Transferring to a Louisiana Public Institution

Many students come to RPCC with the intention of earning college-level credits that can be applied to a degree program at another college or university. The information below is designed to assist students in planning for an eventual transfer to another university or college.

Students planning to transfer to a public Louisiana university may wish to consider earning a Louisiana Transfer degree in either the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science program. At RPCC, students pursuing the Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer degree will choose a track in Business, Criminal Justice, Humanities, or Social Sciences, while those earning the Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer degree will select a track in Biological or Physical Sciences. These tracks provide flexibility in course selection and enable students to take classes appropriate for their intended majors.

Courses for the Louisiana Transfer degree should be chosen carefully with the assistance of an advisor or counselor. Students may also need to consult with the receiving institution for assistance with course selection. Additionally, students should note that the Louisiana Transfer degrees, while they do correspond requirements-wise with many four-year degrees, are not designed to facilitate transfer into all university majors.

Students who successfully complete either of these degree programs are guaranteed the following:

  • admission to a public Louisiana university
  • junior-level standing
  • transfer of all 60 non-developmental hours required for the degree
  • completion of the general education requirement
  • equal competition for limited-access programs

Successful completion of a Louisiana Transfer degree does not guarantee admission to every four-year university or degree program, nor does it guarantee that every course taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.

Students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education may wish to consider earning the Associate of Science in Teaching at RPCC. Like the Louisiana Transfer degrees, the Associate of Science in Teaching also comes with its own set of transfer guarantees. More information is available by contacting

Students who wish to transfer to a public Louisiana college or university and who are not earning one of the aforementioned degrees will likely find the Louisiana Board of Regents Articulation Matrix helpful. The matrix shows how to select general education, science, and business courses transfer between two- and four-year public institutions in Louisiana.

Transferring Elsewhere
Students transferring to a college or university that is not a public Louisiana institution should contact that institution for help in selecting courses at RPCC that can be used for their intended program at the transfer/receiving institution.


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