Transfer College Credits

Your prior college credits and experience can help you save time and money on your education, shortening the path to your Kaplan University degree. It’s time to finish what you started.

5 Ways to Get the Credit You Deserve

Kaplan University offers several paths designed to help you earn college credit for what you already know. After reviewing these potential paths to gain college credit, you might find your degree is a lot closer than you think:

      1. Earn credit for eligible work and life experiences.
      2. Assess your skills and test out of courses you have mastered.*
      3. Transfer the credits you earned at prior institutions.
      4. Convert military training into college credit.
      5. Earn credit through completed professional certifications or training.

Students applying for credit in any of these categories must submit official transcripts, course descriptions, and supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar prior to the official awarding of credit. Kaplan University cannot guarantee acceptance of credit from any of these sources. Please see the Kaplan University Catalog for additional information.

Learn more about IT Certifications/Examinations approved for transfer.

Transfer Community College Credits

Our Community College Alliance Program helps you maximize your transfer credits and shorten the path toward a bachelor’s degree.

Kaplan University has relationships with several community colleges. If you are transferring from one of these colleges, you could benefit from a shorter path to your Kaplan University degree and may be eligible for a tuition grant. Faculty and staff may also qualify for tuition benefits on master’s degrees and certificate programs.

Contact an Admissions Advisor at 866.397.9456 (Toll Free) to find out if Kaplan University has an academic alliance with your community college and to learn more about how to transfer your college credits.

Your Future Starts Here.

Are you interested in becoming a student at Kaplan University? We’re excited to get to know you and help you through the process of applying for admission. Whether you have transfer credits or are just getting started on your degree, we will work with you to find the right program to fit your needs.

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Alternative Credit Project

Kaplan University accepts up to 135 Alternative Credit Project (ACP) credits, helping adults finish the degree they started.

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Community College Transfer Students

Continue your education online with Kaplan University and you could save time and money.

Get Credit for Community College

Credit for Certification

If you have completed a professional certification or training, you may be eligible for undergraduate college credits.

Get Credit for Certification

Credit for Course Assessments

You can earn credits for specific Kaplan University courses by passing a comprehensive assessment.

Get Credit for Course Assessments

Credit for Military Training

Kaplan University recognizes the validity of military training as potential college credit.

Get Credit for Military Training

Credit for Previous College Coursework

You could earn credit for your previously completed college courses.*

Get Credit for Previous Coursework

Credit for Work and Life Experience

Whether you've been working for years or spent time volunteering, our credit-for-work-experience courses could help you finish your undergraduate degree faster.*

Get Credit for Experience

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Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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*Testing option may not apply to all courses.