• Transfer Students – Save Time and Money on your Bachelor's Degree

    Options for Transferring Credits

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited community college. Learn about CCU's community partnerships and find the Transfer Guide for your specific academic program.

    Testing for Credit

    Take advantage of low-cost CLEP and DSST testing options to test out of specific courses in your bachelor's degree program. Earn up to 45 credits toward your degree.

    Prior Learning Assessment

    Build a portfolio of non-traditional learning experiences to earn college credits. You can earn up to 31 transfer credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process.

    CCU's Seamless Transfer Process

    If you have taken any college courses – or even completed your associate degree – you may be surprised to learn how quickly and seamlessly you can earn your bachelor's degree at Colorado Christian University. CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accredited bachelor degree programs designed specifically for adult students. You'll find courses that help you advance in your career, professors who mentor you, and fellow students that will become part of your professional network – and lifelong friends.

    • Special Transfer Guides for students in CCU’s community partnership with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) that provide a clear path from your associate to bachelor’s degree at CCU
    • Credit by examination that allows you to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost and time involved in taking a specific elective course
    • Prior Learning Assessment portfolio course that helps you earn college credit for your life experiences

    Talk to an Enrollment Counselor today to get answers to your questions and to begin developing your degree plan.

  • CAGS Transfer Student FAQs

    I haven't been to school for years, will CCU accept my transfer credits?
    Most credits for adult degree completion students are accepted without time limit. Contact an enrollment counselor to learn more about transfer credits for your specific situation.
    Will CCU accept my previous college transfer credits?
    Credits may be accepted from regional and nationally accredited schools. In addition, undergraduate credits are accepted from members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. All undergraduate credits are accepted on a per credit basis and must have a grade of C- or better.
    Does CCU accept military credits?
    Yes, CCU accepts undergraduate credits through the American Council on Education. These include credits from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (SMARTS). 
    Does CCU accept employer training for credit?
    Many organizations have registered their training with the American Council on Education. If your training was registered at the time you completed the course, it may be transferable for undergraduate credit.
    How much does it cost to post transfer credits toward my degree?
    CCU posts the credits at no cost to our students.
    Is my previous grade point average included in my CCU grade point average?
    No. The GPA in your CCU transcript will be calculated based only on the courses you take at CCU.
    I went to a non-accredited Bible school. Will you accept those credits?
    Although your work was very valuable, CCU cannot accept credits from non-accredited schools unless there is an articulation agreement in place. For a list of current articulation agreements, visit the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Community Colleges Transfer Guides website.
    I don't have any transfer credits. Can I still attend CCU?
    Yes, your Student Services Advisor will design a personalized degree plan for you showing the courses you will need in order to complete your degree, certificate, or pre-licensure program.
    How do I convert quarterly hours to semester hours?
    Acceptable quarter hours are divided by 1.5. For example, a quarterly course for five credits becomes a 3.33 semester course.
    How many credits can be transferred in toward an undergraduate degree in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies?
    A minimum of 30 semester credits, or 25%, must be earned at CCU for a bachelor's degree. The rest of the student's 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.

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