Whether you're well along your career path or just starting out, higher education can help you reach the next level. If you're ready to move forward, we're ready to help.
Your degree may be closer than you think. If you haven’t finished your associate, bachelor's or master's degree, now is your chance. Our students were able to save time and money by receiving credit due to their previous college experience, military service, and other prior learning. Are you aware that you can apply your prior learning towards a degree at our university?
There are many types of prior learning that are accepted. Please complete a request for additional information (using the form on this page) to contact admissions with your specific questions. A sample of what may be eligible includes:
Undergraduate students who apply at the associate level may transfer up to a maximum of 46 credit hours; those applying at the bachelor's level may transfer up to 91 credit hours. Students with no prior college experience may have their ACE-evaluated military or professional experience considered for transfer credit.
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There is no fee to apply and the application process only takes 15-25 minutes.
Here's how to get started:1
Select your desired academic program from our 190+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, call us before you start the application: 877-755-2787.
Click on a degree level below to view all of our programs offered.
There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program.
After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.
American Public University's affordable and flexible online programs are designed specifically for you. Ready to pursue your educational goals? APU can help.
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(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2014. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2012-13 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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