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Transfer Students

Students who decide to transfer to South University are making a smart decision. You’ll be joining a community of dedicated students who share the same goals as you. We are driven to help you succeed, so our transfer of credit policies are designed to make the most of the effort you’ve already put into your education.

To help potentially shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, we evaluate your past schooling and experience for possible transfer credit. You can find more information on transferring credits to South University locations here.

These are just some of the ways we can help you transfer your existing college credit:

  • If you have an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing, we may be able to block transfer all your credits into either our RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs.
  • If you have an associate’s degree, depending on the state you live in, we may be able to block transfer all your existing credits into a bachelor’s-level program.
  • We may be able to substitute general education class.
  • We will review and consider diploma, certificate, or a terminal associate degree for transfer credits.
  • We will review your credits if you attended a technical college.
  • You may be able to receive course credit if you achieved AP credit with a high score.

Types of transfer credit include:

  • Transfer credit
  • Military experience
  • Military training
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • American Council on Education (ACE) certifications

For an evaluation of possible transfer credits available to you, contact us today.

Transfer Policies

Generally, credit will be given if the courses were taken at an accredited collegiate institution, the course was equivalent to courses offered at South University, or compatible with South University’s distribution requirements and the course carries a grade of C or better.

Coursework will be evaluated for its current relevance and may not transfer if the material is outdated. University credit will not be given for developmental courses such as basic mathematics or English.

Credits earned at an accredited technical college may not transfer unless the credit earned is equivalent to courses offered in degree programs including the associate’s degree.

Credits earned at South University are also transferable to other universities.

Acceptance of Credits

Acceptance of credits earned at other institutions and/or through examination is limited to 60% of the total hours required for an undergraduate degree. No more than half the major area course requirements can be earned through transfer and/or exemption credit.

The University reserves the right to reject any or all credits from other institutions, regardless of their accreditation status, when it determines through investigation or otherwise that the quality of instruction at such institutions is for any reason deficient or unsatisfactory. The judgment of the University on this question shall be final.

The University reserves the right to disallow transfer credit for courses if the student’s subsequent grades in required courses in the same subject fall below average.

Articulation agreements for courses transferring into these campuses

Many students have previous education experiences and may have earned credits at other institutions. We are providing a listing of the Articulation Agreements that we have entered into with other institutions that describe the courses that may transfer into program(s) at this campus. Articulation agreements are developed to identify what specific courses (please note that sometimes there are also minimum grade requirements) will transfer into specific programs at this campus from other institutions under the circumstances described in the actual articulation agreements. An articulation agreement by itself does NOT mean every course will transfer into a program at this campus.

It is at the discretion of the receiving institution (campus) as to which credits will or will not be accepted for transfer. The student should review the articulation agreement to make sure they understand whether courses they wish to transfer in are included in the articulation agreement. Please contact a campus admissions representative, registrar or an academic advisor with any questions or for more detail on specific articulation agreements or to review the actual articulation agreement.

Students should understand that articulation agreements may be modified or eliminated by either the sending or receiving campus.