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College transfer credits made easy

We’ve helped students like you earn their degree faster by accepting college credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions. In most cases we can request your transcripts for you – at no cost to you.

We’ve helped students like you earn their degree faster by accepting college credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions. In most cases we can request your transcripts for you – at no cost to you.




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[1] Savings based on the 25th and 75th percentile of transfer credits awarded to University of Phoenix undergraduate students in 2022. 

How to transfer credits between colleges

3 step checklist

1. Collect

Collect a list of schools where you’ve completed courses.

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2. Apply

Submit your University of Phoenix online application.

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3. Complete

Complete your transcript request form, for evaluation,
with your application.

Current students should speak with an academic advisor about applying potential savings for your education plan.

Why transfer to University of Phoenix?

We will request your transcripts on your behalf, however some institutions may require you to request your transcripts directly. Call 1-844-937-8679 to speak to an enrollment representative.


Easily transfer credits from your associate degree

Maximize your associate degree credits to save time and money on your bachelor’s degree.


Transfer as an international student

Save with transfer credits from an institution recognized by the country’s ministry of education or equivalent body.

Collage transfer credits

Apply for transfer student scholarships

See if you qualify for scholarships just for transfer students.


Bachelor program: 120 credits

A list of courses focusing on English 110, English Composition I, worth 3 credits.

What is the difference between courses and credits?

College credits are earned after successful completion of a course. These credits may then be applied as college transfer credits to your current program if a previously completed course fulfills your current program requirements.


Total credits required (Bachelor’s): 120 credits

Course name: English Composition I

Applied transfer credits: 3 credits

Questions other students are asking

Prior coursework from a degree-granting institution with institutional accreditation, or credit earned through a national testing program such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES or Advanced Placement, may be transferable, depending on your grades/scores. Your professional training or military training may also be converted into academic credits.

Not at all. Your GPA will be determined by the credits earned in residence at University of Phoenix.

The transfer of credits is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

The University of Phoenix can perform a pre-evaluation using your unofficial transcripts to give you an idea of how your transfer credits may apply to your selected program. Officially, you need to complete the admissions form, provide information about all schools attended, and sign the transfer request form. When all forms and transcripts are received, you’ll know for sure what transfer credits will apply.

You don’t pay to transfer college credits. In most cases we can request your official transcripts from prior institutions for you. This saves you time and money. In some cases, institutions may require you to make the request directly.

You might be able to apply military training for college credit. We will request your Joint Service Transcript (JST) for you, and evaluate your military experience using credit recommendations from the American Council for Education (ACE).

Yes. Transfer your associate degree from an institutionally accredited community college to save $144 per three-credit course. We have relationships with community colleges across the country that make transferring credit to University of Phoenix easier for you. If you have your associate degree our 3+1 Transfer Pathway lets you transfer 87 credits, the equivalent of three years, from a participating community college.

Talk with an enrollment representative to learn more about applying Prior Learning Assessment to apply for credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences. Alternative credit providers and national testing programs are other options that allow you to save.

Get evaluated for academic credentials from a number of international colleges and universities. If we’re unable to review your credits for some reason, we’ll direct you to an agency that can. Note that foreign language transcripts require certified English translation.

Be sure to check with other colleges about their credit transfer process as every college is different. University of Phoenix accepts transfer credits and has received transfer credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions. 

Transfer credits are any college level courses completed with an acceptable grade as outlined in the transfer credit policies at a degree granting, accredited institution and applied to the desired University of Phoenix program.

The good news is that college credits never expire, however completed credits may not always apply to specific courses needed for a particular program or institutional policy limitations may limit the number of credits that can be applied. It is recommended to have all transcripts reviewed to see what credits may be applied for potential credit to your program.

How to check if credits transfer

The best option is to call and speak with an enrollment representative who can discuss how your credits may transfer.

You can also check out our transfer guides to see how courses will transfer into a University of Phoenix degree program with hundreds of community college transfer agreements.