Transfer Credits

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How Credits Transfer to ASU

ASU will accept transfer credit for traditional coursework a student has successfully completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher education as documented on an official transcript. The applicability of a specific transfer course toward an ASU degree program depends on the requirements of the department, division, college or school in which the student is enrolled at ASU.

When a student transfers to ASU from another college or university, the following general standards for transfer credits apply:

  • ASU accepts college-level (not remedial) courses in which the student has earned a grade of "C-" (scale is 4.00="A") or better from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • A maximum of 64 semester hours of credit will be accepted as lower-division credit when transferred from a regionally accredited community, junior or two-year college, with the exception of some special programs.
  • Some ASU colleges and schools may not accept credit for courses that are evaluated with nontraditional grading systems (e.g., pass/fail).
  • Acceptable academic credits earned at other institutions that are based on a different unit of credit than the one prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents are subject to conversion before being transferred to ASU. All ASU students must meet graduation requirements (university, college, major and General Studies requirements) in order to earn a bachelor's degree.
  • The applicability of a specific transfer course toward an ASU degree program depends on the requirements of the department, division, college or school in which the student is enrolled at ASU.
  • The ASU college of a student's major determines how transfer courses fulfill the degree requirements of the ASU major. The student should review the degree requirements of the intended degree program and talk with an academic advisor about the transfer credits and how they will apply to that program. Students may search ASU's academic programs and read program requirements.
  • Grades and honor points earned at other colleges and universities are considered for admission, but the ASU cumulative grade point average is based solely upon coursework taken at ASU.

Types of Transfer Credits NOT accepted by ASU:

  • courses for which the student earned a final grade that was lower than "C-"
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools in the United States that lack candidate status or are not accredited by a regional accrediting association
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for life experience
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for courses taken at noncollegiate institutions (e.g., governmental agencies, corporations, industrial firms, etc.)
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for noncredit courses, workshops and seminars offered by other postsecondary schools as part of continuing education programs

A student wishing to transfer to ASU who feels they have been unjustly denied credit for transfer courses may appeal to the appropriate committee.

More information is available at https://admission.asu.edu/transfer.