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Transfer of Credit May Help You Earn Your Degree


June 19, 2013 http://www.southuniversity.edu/whoweare/newsroom/blog/transfer-of-credit-may-help-you-earn-your-degree

Earning a degree can open many new doors and opportunities for your future. This year, we updated our transfer of credit policies, allowing some of our students to find a shorter path to graduation and to earn that coveted degree in less time.

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College credits that may have not been transferable previously can now be re-reviewed under our new policies. This may lead to additional transfer of credit toward your degree, which may mean taking fewer required classes to complete your degree.*

Taking fewer classes saves you time and means lower out-of-pocket payments and fewer student loans!

Credit from Previous Courses

If you’ve taken courses at another accredited college or university, we’ll review your official transcripts to see what will count toward your degree here. To receive credit, you must meet minimum grade requirements and courses can only be transferred if they have comparable descriptions and course outcomes.

New Policies for RN-BSN and RN-MSN Students

RN-BSN and RN-MSN students may be eligible to receive up to 90 credits toward the general education and foundation requirements of the BSN. These credits are given in addition to the existing 45 credits awarded for previous nursing experience, potentially leaving you with only 45 credits required to earn your BSN.

Students eligible for these programs must have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution and hold a valid, unencumbered registered nursing license from the state or U.S. territory in which the student will complete all assignments for the program.

College Level Examination Program

For select programs, you may be able to earn course credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP exams are administered at around 1,400 locations, and you can choose to have your CLEP score sent directly to our school. Each exam involves an $80 fee, but performing well on the exams can help you reduce the number of courses you need to take for your degree!

If CLEP is something you’re considering, let us know--we’ll provide you with information about the approved exams, minimum scores required and credits awarded.

To learn more about our programs, call 1-888-444-3404 to talk with an Admissions Representative today. Current students can contact their Academic Counselor to inquire about transfer of credit policies.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by case basis. South University offers no guarantee that credit earned at another institution will be accepted into a program of study offered by South University.

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