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CCU Transfer Policies

CCU Transfer Policies

At CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, we value adult students with real-world experience that are interested in transferring college credits. That's why we are committed to simplifying the transfer process to help you reach your ultimate goal — your college degree. Read on for the CCU college transfer guide.

Transferring credits from an accredited college or university

Through CCU's generous transfer credit policies, you may be able to transfer up to 90 transferable college credits that you previously earned at a regionally or nationally accredited college or university toward a CCU bachelor’s degree, and up to 45 credits toward a CCU associate degree.

Since the specific number of transfer credits varies by degree program, 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.

In order to evaluate and process your transfer credits, you will need to order official transcripts from your previous college or university. Colorado Christian University's registrar will review your credits and determine which will be accepted.

View Residency Requirements.

Transferring credits 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 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 from Denver Seminary

CCU has an articulation agreement with Denver Seminary to provide transfer credit for Denver Seminary students in the Urban Initiatives Institute of Ministerial Studies Programs to a CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies associate or bachelor degree program.

For terms and conditions on transferring credits from Denver Seminary to CCU, please review the CCU-Denver Seminary Articulation Agreement.

Transferring credits from Group Publishing

CCU has an articulation agreement with Group Publishing to provide transfer credit for Group U students who have earned a Children's Ministry and/or Youth Ministry certification to a CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies associate or bachelor degree program.

For terms and conditions on transferring credits from Group U to CCU, please review the CCU-Group Publishing Articulation Agreement.

Transferring credits 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.

Transferring credits from Lubbock Christian University

CCU has an articulation agreement with Lubbock Christian University to enable students who have completed specific nursing courses at Lubbock Christian University to apply them toward CCU's Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership degree program.

For terms and conditions on transferring credits from Lubbock Christian University to CCU, please review the CCU-Lubbock Christian University Articulation Agreement.

Transferring credits from Nazarene Bible College

CCU has an articulation agreement with Nazarene Bible College to provide transfer credit for Nazarene Bible College graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry with a major in Counseling for Christian Ministries to the CCU Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program.

For terms and conditions on transferring credits from Nazarene Bible College to CCU, please review the CCU-Nazarene Bible College Articulation Agreement.

Transferring credits from Northeastern Junior College

CCU has an articulation agreement with Northeastern Junior College, ensuring a smooth transition for NJC students to a CCU bachelor's degree.

For terms and conditions on transferring credits from Northeastern Junior College to CCU, please review the CCU-Northeastern Junior College Articulation Agreement.

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

  • 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
    • 25% of the program requirements

Note: For the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 100% of the major nursing coursework must be completed through CCU.

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.

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