Ways your transfer credits count

Why transfer credits to University of Phoenix?

Save time
and money

For every three credits you bring in, you shave more than a month off your graduation date, and hundreds off your total education expenses. And with our Tuition Guarantee, you can save even more.

Earn your
degree faster

Apply to have your relevant work, life and military experience evaluated for potential credit. Speak with an enrollment representative for more details.


Our enrollment representatives can review your transcripts and provide an estimate of the credits that may transfer into your program. So you can hit the ground running.

Finish your degree

Make the most of your credits and experience. 
Call 844.YES.UOPX to speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Don’t have college transfer credits?

That’s okay. Through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you could potentially get credit for what you know by submitting copies of your relevant certifications and transcripts or writing an experiential essay. PLA works two ways:

1. Have your training evaluated for credit.

We’ve already assessed many popular licensure and corporate training programs from the six areas below. Review our Pre-Evaluated List and Credit Recommendation Guide to find out if you can get credit for yours.

  • Corporate training
  • Industry licensures
  • Certifications
  • Technical school courses
  • Professional development
  • Life experience

2. Write an essay about your life experience.

If you have credits that aren’t transferrable, or no credits at all, don’t worry. You may still be able to earn credit by completing an Experiential Essay on one of many approved topics:

  • Communication arts
  • Humanities
  • Science/Technology
  • Social science
  • Physical education, and more

Take the next step

Speak with an enrollment representative to learn how college transfer credits and the PLA process can move you closer to your dream of earning your degree.



Next session begins NOV 26.
Some program start times may vary.

Please call 844.YES.UOPX for full schedule and details.