How many credits can I transfer?

Undergraduate students: You can transfer up to 90 credits into your degree program from a combination of sources:

  • 64 credits can come from two-year institutions (Community College, Junior College)
  • 60 credits can come from non-traditional sources such as CLEP or DSST
  • 30 credits can come from PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), however, you must complete at least 50% of your major courses and 2 or more specialization courses as residential credit
  •  Up to 90 credits can come from CBE (Competency Based Exams), however, you must complete at least 50% of your major courses and 2 or more specialization courses as residential credit
  • 12 of those credits can come from a co-op, internship, externship, or practicum

Graduate students: You can transfer up to 9 credits from a regionally accredited institution into your degree program, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been previously applied to your undergraduate degree or to a previous master‘s degree(s).

Credit reviewed for graduate level transfer must show a substantial match in course content and learning outcomes to coursework within the CSU-Global Campus master’s degree program.

Please contact your Student Advisor if you have questions about transfer credit. 

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