Life is complicated. Transferring college credit shouldn’t be. Why pay to learn what you already know?
Nearly 90% of our students are working professionals -- on average, they transfer 41 credits towards a degree or certificate.
Our expert staff is dedicated to making sure you get the most credit for what you've earned or achieved, including:
- Previous academic credit
- Military service
- Job experience
- Professional training or certifications.
Explore the available options to accelerate your program completion, and learn how you can save both time and money.
Transfer Credit Quick Search
Credits are generally classified by academic credit or non-traditional credit, which can include training, certifications, and other sources.
Use the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TED) database to view thousands of equivalencies from accredited universities.
Search Course Equivalents
Search by training, certification, institution or keyword to discover the hundreds of options that may earn you additional transfer credit.
Search Non-Traditional Credit
Get an idea of how your previous academic credit will transfer in 2-3 days. There’s no charge and you don’t have to apply to the university to request the review.
After you have applied to APU, submit your TCE application to ensure you get all the credit you deserve.
Learn more about the types of transfer credit, transferring credits based on your major, traditional vs. non-traditional credit, and more.
Maximize Your Transfer Credit
We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible. Discover where your previous academic, military service, on-the-job training, or real-world experience can take you.
Complete a Transfer Credit Application to earn college credit for your military education and training courses, including CCAF and JST.
Associate Degree General Education Fulfillment
If you have an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and you are transferring into a bachelor’s degree at APU, your associate degree may fulfill up to 30 credits of the general education requirement. Credit may vary based on specific program requirements.
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.
Credit by Examination
We accept transfer credit from American Council on Education (ACE) tests, Advanced Placement (AP), Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests), and Excelsior College Exams. Learn how you can use these exams to transfer additional credit towards your general education or elective requirements.
Prior Learning Assessment
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.
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