10 Things Adult Students Transferring to CCU Should Know


We understand that sometimes your path in life changes. That’s why we want to help you take your previous experience and use it to continue on to your destination.

Whether you’ve taken a few college courses or you’ve earned your associate’s degree, Colorado Christian University offers a seamless transfer process for adult students looking to further their education.


Here are 10 things all transfer students should know:


Type of College

CCU accepts credits acquired from regionally or nationally accredited colleges and universities. The school you attended must have been accredited during the time you were enrolled in and completed the classes you wish to transfer. All undergraduate credits are accepted on a per credit basis and must have a grade of C- or better.


Number of Credits

For a bachelor’s degree, you can transfer up to 90 college credits from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. A minimum of 30 semester credits (or 25%) must be earned at CCU for a bachelor’s degree. The rest of your credits can be transferred in from an accredited institution. At least 50% of the course requirements in the major field must be earned at CCU, and at least 12 upper division (300 or 400 level) semester hours in the major field must be earned at CCU. At least 80% of the course requirements in the minor field must be earned at CCU.


Military Credits

We thank you for your service! If you currently are or have been in the military, CCU accepts undergraduate credits through the American Council on Education. These include credits from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and the Joint Services Transcript (JST). If you’ve taken Military Basic Training (equivalent to four credit hours), those could be accepted as well.


Technical School Credits

If you’ve taken courses through an accredited tech school, these courses might be accepted for transfer credit! Tech school credits accepted in the past include cosmetology, auto body repair, ammunition and welding. Credits will be accepted based on available elective credits in your degree program. CCU may also accept up to seven credit hours of physical education (PE).


Previously Earned Grades

CCU transfers credits but not grades or grade point averages (GPA). For the undergraduate biblical studies, business and technology majors, transfer courses must have letter grades of A through C-, Pass (P) or Satisfactory (S). The P or S must be equivalent to a C- or above. For nursing and education majors, transfer grades must be a C or better. Graduate level courses must have earned a grade of A or B.


Work Experience

Have you been trained by your employer? If your training was registered with the American Council on Education at the time you completed the course, it may be transferable for undergraduate credit. You can also earn up to 34 semester hours of portfolio documented learning experience.


Accepted Exams

Many students have taken the Advanced Placement Exams (AP) in high school. These exams, as well as CLEP and DSST exams, may be accepted. Students must have scored at or above the recommended levels in order for these to be accepted as transfer credits.


Time Limit

Unlike a lot of colleges and universities, CCU doesn’t have a time limit on when transfer credit was earned—except for computer science and biology courses. Computer sciences courses that you wish to transfer must have been taken within the past five years, and certain biology courses required in the pre-licensure nursing program must have been in the last seven years. Contact your enrollment counselor for specific information.


The Transfer Process

The process to transfer in previously acquired credits to CCU is free of charge and is on a case-by-case basis. Your enrollment counselor will be of assistance during this process, letting you know which class credits will be accepted, along with answering any questions you have along the way.


How to Send Your Transfer Credits

In order for any credits to be accepted to transfer into your program at CCU, we must receive an official transcript from the college, university or organization (such as ACE or College Board) you attended.


Are you ready to transfer your credits and get a head start on continuing your education at CCU?