• Transfer Students – Save Time and Money on your Degree

    CCU's Seamless Transfer Process

    If you have taken any college courses, you may be surprised to learn how quickly and seamlessly you can earn your associate or bachelor's degree at Colorado Christian University. CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accredited degree programs designed specifically for adults and adult transfer 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.

    CCU offers articulation agreements with specific colleges listed on our Transfer Credit Policies page. Even if your college is not listed on this page, a CCU enrollment counselor can review your college credits, walk you through the college credit transfer process, and provide a plan to help you get back on track with your degree.

    Get started today! Talk to an Enrollment Counselor to get answers to your questions and to begin developing your degree plan.
    Options for Earning Transfer Credit at CCU* Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree
    Transfer Credit from another College
    If you started a degree at another regionally or nationally accredited college or university, you may transfer credits toward your CCU degree.
    up to 45 credits up to 90 credits
    Prior Learning Credit
    Earn college credit for your life experience! Build a portfolio of your post-high school personal and professional learning experiences. Or take advantage of low-cost CLEP, DSST, and UExcel testing options to test out of electives and many general education requirements.
    up to 45 credits up to 75 credits

    * Accepted transfer credits vary by degree program. Check with your CCU Enrollment Counselor about transfer credit options for your specific degree program.

  • 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?
    CCU recognizes your work was very valuable. In general, CCU cannot accept credits from non-accredited schools unless there is an articulation agreement in place, or the unaccredited work is evaluated by the division dean. The established criteria for unaccredited coursework is consistent among CAGS programs, and is used to determine if a student is eligible to apply to a CCU undergraduate program. Applicants must still meet the specific undergraduate admission requirements for their chosen program in order to be admitted to that program.
    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(s), or satisfied through prior learning credit . 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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