How many credits can I transfer?

Undergraduate bachelor's degree students: You can transfer up to 90 credits into your degree program from a combination of sources. There are limitations to the type of credit that can be transferred in and additional details on those limitations can be found below:

  • Up to 64 credits can come from two-year institutions (community college, junior college) 
  • Up to 60 credits can come from non-traditional sources such as alternative credits (CLEP, DSST, Sophia, Straighterline, etc.), JST (Military), IT/Professional Certificates (CompTIA, CCNA, etc.), SSA courses, and PLA courses 
    • Beyond that combined maximum, only up to 30 credits can come from PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) courses, and specifically, only up to 5 Major courses and 3 Specialization courses can be completed via PLA
  • Related, you must complete at least 50% of your major courses and 2 or more specialization courses as residential credit.
  • Up to 15 credits can come from a Co-operative, internship, externship, vocational (career), technical or apprenticeship credit.

Undergraduate certificate students: You can transfer up to 50% of your required courses. Most undergraduate certificates are 18 credits, so students can transfer up to 9 credits. 

Graduate master’s degree 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). 

Graduate certificate students: You can transfer up to 50% of your required courses. Most graduate certificates are 12 credits, so you can transfer up to 6 credits. 

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

Please contact your Student Success Counselor if you have questions about transfer credits. 


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