COLLEGE TRANSFER CENTER

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) College Transfer Center is a hub for students transferring to GCU. Whether you attended a Maricopa community college or a major university, we are here to assist you in evaluating and anticipating your transfer opportunities and needs.

Transferring Colleges to GCU

At GCU, we offer college transfer specialists who provide personalized support as you explore your degree options. Explore information about how to transfer college credits to GCU, or call 855-GCU-LOPE to speak with a college transfer specialist.

Transfer Center

No Out-of-State or International Tuition

Interested in transferring colleges? Whether you are an out-of-state student or an international student, GCU tuition is the same. This helps to keep education costs affordable for all students so that you can focus on earning your degree.

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Transferring from a Maricopa Community College

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) students can easily transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at GCU. Whether you take a few classes to brush up on some skills or you complete an associate degree, you will find that many of the credits you earn at an MCCCD school will transfer to GCU.

GCU's Transfer Center can help you learn about transfer policies, course equivalency guides and associate degrees when transferring colleges to GCU. Contact your transfer specialist to learn more.

College Transfer Guides

If you are earning a degree from an MCCCD school, you may be able to seamlessly transition into a four-year program at GCU. Our guides outline the preferred courses from MCCCD that will be applicable towards a bachelor's degree from GCU.

Associate of Applied Science to Bachelor of Arts Degrees
BA in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting
BA in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Production
BA in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
Associate of Applied Science to Bachelor of Science Degrees
BS in Applied Management
BS in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management
BS in Computer Programming
BS in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse
BS in Early Childhood Education
BS in Entrepreneurial Studies
BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Health Education
BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sports Performance
BS in Forensic Science
BS in Health Care Administration
BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care
BS in Hospitality Management
BS in Justice Studies
BS in Public Safety and Emergency Management
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Arts Degrees
BA in Christian Studies
BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies
BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Worship Leadership
BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry
BA in Dance Education (IP/TL)
BA in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Production
BA in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting
BA in English Literature
BA in English for Secondary Education
BA in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
BA in Government with an Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy
BA in History
BA in History with an Emphasis in Public History
BA in History for Secondary Education
BA in Theatre and Drama
BA in Theatre Education (IP/TL)
BA in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Digital Media
BA in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Worship Management
BA in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Worship Ministry
BA in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Worship Production
Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Science Degrees
BS in Athletic Training
BS in Biology for Secondary Education
BS in Business for Secondary Education
BS in Chemistry for Secondary Education
BS in Educational Studies
BS in Elementary Education
BS in Elementary Education (Emphasis in English) (IP/TL)
BS in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Math) (IP/TL)
BS in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Science) (IP/TL)
BS in Elementary Education and Special Education (Dual Degree) (IP/TL)
BS in Health Care Administration
BS in Justice Studies
BS in Math for Secondary Education
BS in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure
BS in Psychology
BS in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Biology) (IP/TL)
BS in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Business Education) (IP/TL)
BS in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Chemistry) (IP/TL)
BS in Secondary Education (Emphasis in English) (IP/TL)
BS in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Math) (IP/TL)
BS in Sociology
Associate of Business to Bachelor of Science Degrees
BS in Accounting
BS in Applied Management
BS in Business Administration
BS in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Business Intelligence
BS in Business Information Systems
BS in Business Management
BS in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management
BS in Business Management with an Emphasis in Tennis Management
BS in Entrepreneurial Studies
BS in Finance and Economics
BS in Marketing
BS in Public Safety and Emergency Management
BS in Sports Management
Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science Degrees
BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Health Education
BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education
BS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sports Performance
BS in Forensic Science
Maricopa Community College Pre-Medical Pathway to Bachelor of Science Degrees
BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine
BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Pharmacy
BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant
BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy
Maricopa Community College Certificate Programs to Bachelor of Arts Degrees
BA in Communication
BA in Music with an Emphasis in Instrumental Performance
BA in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Performance
BA in Music with an Emphasis in Voice Performance
BA in Music Education - Choral: Piano
BA in Music Education - Choral: Voice
BA in Music Education - Instrumental: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion or Strings
BA in Music Education - Instrumental: Piano

Course Equivalency Guides

GCU has developed course equivalency guides to help you see how your courses will be accepted. Browse your course guide, or contact your transfer specialist for more information.

ACC - Accounting HSM - Health Service Management 
AFR - African American Studies HUM - Humanities
AGB/AGS - Agribusiness & Agriculture Science IBS - International Business
AIS - American Indian Studies IFS - Information Studies
AJS - Administration of Justice Studies IGS - Integrated Studies
AMS - Automated Manufacturing Systems IND - Industry
ARB - Arabic INT - Interior Design 
ARH/ART - Art Humanities & Art ITA - Italian
ASB/ASM - Anthroplogy ITD - Infant Toddler Development
ASD - Addictions and Substance Use Disorders JAS - Justice and Government Agencies Administration 
AST - Astronomy JPN - Japanese
BHS - Behavioral Health Sciences Technology   JRN - Journalism
BIO - Biology LAT - Latin
BPC - Business-Personal Computers LET - Law Enforcement Technology 
CFS - Child & Family Studies MAT - Mathematics
CIS - Computer Information Systems  MCO - Mass Communications 
CHI - Chinese MGT - Management
CHM - Chemistry MHL - Music History & Literature
COM - Communications MKT - Marketing
CPD - Counseling and Personal Development MTC - Music Theory & Composition
CRE - Critical Reading MUE - Music: Education
CSC - Computer Science MUP - Music: Performance
CSM - Customer Service Management NAV - Navajo
DAH/DAN - Dance Humanities & Dance PHI - Philosophy
DFT - Drafting Technology PHS - Physical Science
ECE/EEE/ELE - Engineering Course
Equivalency
ECH - Early Childhood Education PHY - Physics
ECN - Economics POR - Portuguese
EDU - Education POS - Political Science
EED - Early Education PSY - Psychology
ELT - Electronics Technology PTA - Physical Therapy Assisting
EMT - Emergency Medical Technology REC - Recreation
ENG/ENH - English/English Humanities REL - Religious Studies
ENV - Environmental Sciences SBU - Society and Business
EXS - Exercise Science SLC - Studies in Language and Culture
FON - Food and Nutrition SLG Sign Language
FOR - Forensic Science SMT - Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Technology
FRE - French SOC - Sociology
FSC - Fire Science Technology SPA/SPH - Spanish/Spanish Humanities
GBS - General Business SSH - Sustainability Social Sciences and Humanities
GCU/GPH - Cultural & Physical Geography STO - Storytelling
GER - German SWU - Social Work
GLG - Geology TCM - Telecommunications
HCC - Health Care Curriculum THE/THP - Theatre & Theatre Performance/Production
HCR - Health Care Related TQM - Total Quality Management
HBR/HEB - Hebrew WED - Wellness Education
HES - Health Science WST - Women's Studies
HIS - History  VPT - Video Production Technology
HRM - Hospitality Management YAQ - Yaqui Indian History and Culture

Transfer Evaluation and Articulation with Maricopa (TEAM)

As part of GCU's partnership with MCCCD to bring a bachelor's degree within closer reach, GCU has created transfer evaluation and articulation with Maricopa (TEAM) documents that can assist you through your journey. The preferred courses at MCCCD have been outlined in the documents listed below. These courses set the foundations for the successful completion of a degree at GCU.

By utilizing the TEAM documents, you can achieve both an associate and a bachelor's degree within the most efficient timeframe. To begin your journey toward the pursuit of a four-year degree, choose your desired field of study and follow the semester guide.


Transfer2GCU

Want the real GCU experience? Transfer2GCU is your opportunity to meet other future Lopes and current GCU students, stay overnight in a suite-style residence hall, check out campus life, tour campus and more. 

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Transfer Scholarships

GCU offers generous scholarship opportunities for transfer students, including grants for priority registration and honors students. Find out which scholarships you may qualify for to see how affordable a private Christian education can be. 

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LOPES Credit Evaluation

The LOPES Credit Evaluation helps you find out exactly how many credits will transfer to GCU for your chosen degree. A LOPES specialist will evaluate your transcripts and help you with the transfer process every step of the way.

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Transferring from Another College or University

GCU will review courses completed at another college or university, and credit earned at these institutions may be applied to a degree program offered at GCU based on our transfer policies.

GCU has formed articulation agreements with a number of two-year colleges, matching the coursework between the two schools to maximize the use of resources, minimize duplicate coursework and help you make a smooth transition when transferring colleges to GCU. Below is a list of schools with which we currently have articulation agreements.

If you are currently, or planning on attending one of these schools, please work directly with your enrollment counselor, who will guide you into the correct program at this school.

GCU will still evaluate and award credit to schools not listed below based on our transfer policies. You can have your unofficial transcript evaluated and, in as few as 24 hours, an enrollment counselor will contact you with an estimated number of credits earned, an anticipated graduation date and preliminary schedule.

California Community Colleges
California community college students can easily transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree. GCU accepts all courses that are part of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Wisconsin Technical College System

  • Blackhawk Technical College 
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College 
  • Fox Valley Technical College 
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Lakeshore Technical College 
  • Madison Area Technical College 
  • Mid-State Technical College 
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College 
  • Moraine Park Technical College 
  • Nicolet Area Technical College 
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 
  • Waukesha County Technical College 
  • Western Technical College

Military Credits and Transfer

GCU recommends all military students have a pre-evaluation of previous college and military experience to assist in determining if GCU is the right fit for their education goals.

As a military student, you have earned potential college credits through military training and experience that has been evaluated by the ACE. A military enrollment counselor can assist you in obtaining unofficial copies of college transcripts from all previous schools and universities as well as military service transcripts. Check out our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about your opportunities at GCU

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Military Training

As a military student, you may transfer a total of 30 credits from military training, which can be evaluated from the following military service transcripts:

  • Army/Navy/Marines - Army (AARTS) & Sailor/Marine (SMARTS) ACE Registry Transcripts can be obtained at jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do. Veterans separated prior to 1976 should submit a DD214 for evaluation 
  • Coast Guard - Coast Guard Institute (CGI) transcripts can be obtained by current members of the Coast Guard at uscg.mil/hr/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/default.asp. All veterans should always submit a DD214 for evaluation. 
  • Air Force - Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts can be obtained at au.af.mil/au/ccaf. Veterans separated prior to 1950 should submit a DD214 for evaluation.

If you are unable to obtain military transcripts, you may submit a DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) for evaluation of college credit. All credits evaluated must meet the requirements of the degree and satisfy specific course requirements in order to be transferred towards the degree program.

Air University

Earning a bachelor's degree allows you to develop and refine your leadership skills, which could increase your marketability in the workplace. Air University offers an Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (ABC), giving airmen the opportunity to earn a four-year degree through distance learning.

Military Forms

As a military student, you may transfer a total of 30 credits from military training, which can be evaluated from the following military service transcripts:

  • Army/Navy/Marines - Army (AARTS) & Sailor/Marine (SMARTS) ACE Registry Transcripts can be obtained at jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do. Veterans separated prior to 1976 should submit a DD214 for evaluation 
  • Coast Guard - Coast Guard Institute (CGI) transcripts can be obtained by current members of the Coast Guard at uscg.mil/hr/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/default.asp. All veterans should always submit a DD214 for evaluation. 
  • Air Force - Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts can be obtained at au.af.mil/au/ccaf. Veterans separated prior to 1950 should submit a DD214 for evaluation.