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Discover how to gain credit for your prior courses or work experience.

Your degree: closer than you think.

Let us help you discover where your previous college courses, military service, and other work experience can take you. You may be closer to completing your degree than you think. In fact, more than 50% of our students received credit for their prior learning or work experience, with our undergraduate students transferring an average of 51 credit hours from other institutions.

If you’re wondering whether any of your previous courses might transfer here, you can get a quick glimpse by using our unofficial Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) before submitting your transfer credit application. Looking for college credit for work experience? Then speak to one of our advisors about our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program that offers credit for knowledge gained outside of college. And, if you’re enrolled elsewhere and just looking to take one or two courses here to transfer, we can help with that too.


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Like schools with physical classrooms, here you'll find field-tested professors who teach you, other working adult students who relate to you, and understanding academic and career coaches who guide you. Plus, our award-winning e-library and helpful blogs and newsletters are always right at your fingertips. You may be learning online, but you won’t feel alone.

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of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012


of employers would hire another one of our graduates

APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2010-December 2015


of seniors would choose us again

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012


of our students return for another degree

American Public Education Fact Sheet, June 2013