Academic credits are those earned by completing college-level courses through an institution of higher learning with regional and/or national accreditation, including a military school or sponsored military program.
The University accepts undergraduate level courses towards the Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate programs that meet all of the following criteria:
Have been completed at nationally or regionally accredited institutions of higher learning.
Have a final grade of C or higher.
Have a Pass/Satisfactory grade that is equivalent to a final grade of C or higher indicated by the issuing university.
Not be developmental, remedial, continuing education unit (CEU), vocational, internship, or practicum courses.
Note: Credits from institutions that operate on a quarter system are converted into semester hours by dividing quarter hours by 1.5.
You are considered an undergraduate transfer student if you:
Have earned academic credits at another a college or university, but have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.
Have professional training and/or certifications.
Are active duty or retired military.
In order to maximize the credit you may receive, you will need to complete a transfer credit evaluation request after being admitted to APU. Don't worry; your admissions representative will guide you through the process if you need assistance.
Transfer Equivalency Database
The Transfer Equivalency Database (we call it TED for short) is designed to give you a general idea of how your previous academic courses could be counted as transfer credits toward your APU degree.
This database houses thousands of transfer credit equivalencies from accredited universities. It is designed to be used as an unofficial guide to potential credit award. Your previously earned credit will be officially reviewed only after you are admitted to the university and you submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) request.
Follow the easy prompts below to get started. If you need assistance using this database, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help or have questions, our transfer credit staff is available and will guide you through the process step by step.
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