Undergraduate Transfer Students
If you previously attended a college or university, but have not yet earned a bachelor's degree, you are considered an undergraduate transfer student and are required to submit a transfer credit evaluation request. Please view our undergraduate admissions page for complete details on admission requirements.
Undergraduate Certificate Limit
Transfer up to 9 credit hours toward an undergraduate certificate program.
Associate Degree Limit
Transfer up to 45 credit hours toward an associate program. If you have a permanent address in Virginia, transfer up to 42 credit hours to comply with the 30% residency credit requirement.
Bachelor's Degree Limit
Transfer up to 90 credit hours toward a bachelor's program. If you have a permanent address in Virginia, transfer up to 84 credit hours to comply with the 30% residency credit requirement.
Graduate Transfer Students
If you attended another graduate school and have credits to transfer, we encourage you to complete our transfer credit application. However, this is not a requirement for graduate students.
Master's Degree Limit
Transfer up to 15 graduate level credits toward a master's degree.
Ways to Maximize your Transfer Credits
We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible. Discover where your previous military service, on-the-job training, or real-world experience can take you.
You can apply to earn college credit for your military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, and DANTES.
An option for earning college credit is to take College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or American Council on Education (ACE) tests. If you qualify, you can use these exams to transfer in additional credit towards your general education or elective requirements.
Looking for college credit for real-world experience? Once you’re admitted as a student here, you can enroll in our prior learning assessment (PLA) program, which grants academic credit for knowledge gained outside of college. Examples include knowledge acquired on the job, in training programs, by running a business, working with volunteer organizations, or even pursuing a hobby.
Community College Agreements
We welcome all community college graduates. Some community colleges have agreements with APU that align earned associate degrees with specific bachelor’s programs for maximum transfer credits. Find out if we have an agreement with your school. Plus, all community college graduates can submit a transfer credit evaluation and earn up to 30 general education credits automatically just for having earned an A.A. or A.S. degree.