• Transfer Credit Policies

    At CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, we value adult students and the real-world experience that you bring to the classroom. That's why we are committed to simplifying the transfer process and help you reach your ultimate goal – a bachelor's degree.

    Through CCU's generous transfer credit policies, you may be able to transfer up to 90 college credits that you previously earned at a regionally or nationally accredited college or university toward a CCU bachelor’s degree.

    Transferring Credits to CCU from an Accredited College or University

    A CCU Enrollment Counselor will help review your transcripts for previous coursework completed, and match major courses taken at those institutions with similar courses offered at CCU where applicable.

    Transferring Credits to CCU from a College in the Colorado Community College System

    If you attended a college in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, you are guaranteed admission to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies for up to 12 months after graduation. Note: Because of program capacity and specialized entry requirements, there are no guarantees of admission to specific undergraduate degree or certificate programs.

    View the CCU-Colorado Community College System Articulation Agreement (PDF) for details.

    Colorado Community College System

    Arapahoe Community College

    Colorado Community Colleges Online

    Colorado Northwestern Community College

    Community College of Aurora

    Community College of Denver

    Front Range Community College

    Lamar Community College

    Morgan Community College

    Northeastern Junior College

    Otero Junior College

    Pikes Peak Community College

    Pueblo Community College

    Red Rocks Community College

    Trinidad State Junior College

    Transferring Credits to CCU from IBMC

    CCU has an articulation agreement with Institute of Business and Medical Careers, Inc. (IBMC) ensuring a smooth transition for students. For terms and conditions on transferring credits from IBMC to CCU, please review the CCU-IBMC Articulation Agreement (PDF).

    CCU Residency Requirements

    To earn a Colorado Christian University degree, the following must be earned through CCU:

    Certificate and Endorsement

    • 75% of the program requirements

    Associate of Arts/Science Degree

    • 25% of the program requirements
    • 50% of any major credit requirements

    Bachelor Degrees

    • 25% of the program requirements
      • Within a major
        • At least 50% of the course requirements in the major field
        • At least 50% of major coursework must be upper division (300-400 level)
      • Within a minor
        • At least 80% of the course requirements in the minor field

    Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Programs

    • A minimum of 30 semester credits

    Graduate Degrees

    Since CCU residency requirements vary by graduate program, refer to our Academic Catalog for your specific graduate program.

    Advanced Placement (AP), Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI), Prior Learning Credit (PLC), and CLEP/DSST credits earned are considered transfer credit, and therefore do not apply towards CCU’s residency requirements.

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