At Grand Canyon University, we are committed to making the process of transferring colleges as easy as possible. To help you understand the college transfer process, we have prepared informative guides and transfer documents so that you know what you know how your credits may transfer and what degrees may complement your other degrees or credits.


Lopes Credit Evaluation

Find out how your previous college credits and military experience will transfer to GCU with our Lopes Credit Evaluation. This free service was created to help you estimate your Grand Canyon University transfer credits and how quickly you can earn your degree at GCU.

Our Lopes specialist will review all previous college transcripts to determine how those credits may transfer to your desired program. All credits evaluated must meet the requirements of the degree and satisfy specific course requirements in order to be transferred towards the degree program.

Please review these helpful tips and suggestions for completing the pre-evaluation process.

  • Be sure to list all previous institutions within the template and complete each required field.
  • Please attach transcripts from each institution attended, and make sure that each transcript is visible.
  • Make sure the unofficial transcripts include course names, as GCU cannot evaluate based off of course prefixes and numbers.
  • GCU will evaluate courses with an earned letter grade. GCU cannot evaluate pass/fail or satisfactory (S) grades. Undergraduate courses are transferable with a grade of C or better. Graduate courses are transferable with a grade of B or better.

To submit a request for a pre-evaluation, please fill out and submit the following form.

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GCU Transfer Credits Policies

If you have taken coursework from other colleges and universities, you may be able to transfer credits to the degree you are pursuing at GCU.

GCU strives to make the process of earning your undergraduate degree simple. To provide guidance and assistance, GCU has developed college transfer policies that are helpful to know and use throughout the transfer process. You may transfer a total of 30 credits from alternative transfer credit options, including national exams, GCU-approved certificates and the Lifelong Learning Assessment (LLA).

To read more about GCU's college transfer policies, browse the University Policy Handbook.

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National Exams

National exams offer you a way to demonstrate mastery of course content, without sitting through the class. You can earn up to 30 Grand Canyon University transfer credits toward your bachelor’s degree through these tests.

Lifelong Learning Assessment

The Lifelong Learning Assessment (LLA) provides you with an opportunity to earn Grand Canyon University transfer credits based on work and life experiences. Learn more about the LLA and how you can earn credits.

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Concurrent Enrollment Program in Nursing

The need for highly qualified nurses continues to rise, making it imperative that students like you who are pursuing an advanced nursing education have a direct path to their degree. GCU works with community colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to provide students who already have a bachelor’s degree a more efficient, less costly way to obtain their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree through the Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program (NCEP).


You are eligible for NCEP if:

  1. You are enrolled in MaricopaNursing's Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing degree program
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or more in all MaricopaNursing courses
  3. You have completed all MaricopaNursing and GCU prerequisite requirements
  4. You want to earn your MSN at GCU
  5. You have a bachelor's degree in another field
  6. You have attended a NCEP information session, followed by an application session

If you are an AAS student who already has a bachelor’s degree, you can enroll in the NCEP while still completing your community college education. This gives you a more efficient pathway to your MSN degree and could save you on tuition costs.

Key Benefits of GCU's Concurrent Enrollment Program:

  • Put yourself ahead of the 60 percent of nurses who graduate with an associate degree or diploma in nursing.1
  • Learn core competencies of a highly sought-after bachelor's-prepared nurse. 2
  • Save money! You will receive a significant tuition reduction on your MSN-bridge courses while enrolled in the concurrent enrollment program. Once you graduate, you will receive a MCCCD alumni tuition discount on your MSN program.
  • Save time by focusing on coursework related to BSN core competencies rather than electives and foundational courses.

Learn more about the concurrent enrollment program by calling 855-GCU-LOPE and asking to speak with a member of the community college team today.

Disclaimers

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. (Sept. 2010). Nurse Population Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. Retrieved from: bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/rnsurveys/rnsurveyfinal.pdf

2 Students who complete this program will NOT earn a BSN. Successful completion results in an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing from MaricopaNursing, Registered Nurse license after passing the NCLEX-RN and a Master of Science in Nursing from GCU.