Transfer Students

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Transfer to Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University understands that not all students complete their degree at the same pace. If you have earned credits or have taken specialized training classes, visit GCU's Transfer Center website and learn more about our transfer policies and  programs that may help you earn your degree in less time than you could have imagined*.

Transcript Pre-Evaluation - in as little as 48 hours, a specialist can evaluate your unofficial transcripts and determine how these credits will be applied to the general education component of your desired program.

Lifelong Learning Assessment - provides the opportunity to earn up to 8 general education or elective credits, where students demonstrate the mastery of already acquired college-level knowledge in a specific subject area based on a life experience.

Military - For those who have served in the armed forces, you may be able to transfer credits from alternative methods of earning college credits including CLEP, DANTES, Excelsior, AP and IB. In addition, GCU may award an additional 30 credits for military training and experience as included on the ARMY/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT SYSTEM (AARTS) and SAILOR/MARINE/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART). In conjunction with the other alternative credit methods, military students may transfer in up to 60 credits (30 military training and 30 alternative credit methods). Credits earned above 60 credits, must transfer in from a regionally, accredited institution.

Testing - National testing exams including CLEP, Prometric DSST Exams, Excelsior College Examinations and the Berlitz Language Evaluation offer you another choice to demonstrate mastery of course content, without sitting through the class. By taking any of these national tests, you can earn up to 30 credits towards your bachelor degree at Grand Canyon University.

Articulation Agreements - An Articulation is an agreement between a two-year college and Grand Canyon University which creates a systematic and seamless student transition process for the student to GCU. These are designed to match coursework between schools to maximize use of resources, minimize content duplication, and help students make a smooth transition when transferring into Grand Canyon University.

Start your journey today.  Visit the GCU Transfer Center website for more information on how your current credits can earn you a degree faster than you think. 

* For more information regarding the potential of transferring in credits toward a Doctoral degree and the process for doing so, please contact your Doctoral Specialist.