The Military Transfer Credit Process at GCU

By Lauren Abraham

Military students on GCU's campus

At Grand Canyon University, we aim to make the transfer process for military students as seamless as possible! GCU offers several resources to help you understand the military transfer credit process and how quickly you can earn your degree. Continue reading to learn more about the transfer process for military students at GCU:

Transfer Credits

As a military student, you have earned potential college credits through military training and experience. At GCU, our expert military university counselor can help you to determine how your credits will transfer over, as a well as project your graduation date.

Military students may transfer in up to 90 credits, including 30 credits from military training, 30 credits from alternative credit options such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Prometric DSST Exams and 30 credits from other higher education institutions. When you submit your transcripts to a military university counselor, you will receive the following information:

  • Review of your Joint Services Transcript or CCAF to see which military experiences and training correspond to college credits
  • Review any previous college coursework you have completed
  • Your anticipated graduation date
  • Which classes will transfer to GCU
  • Additional classes you will need to graduate
  • Estimated tuition costs
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • One-on-one counseling to review program options

Earn Your Degree Conveniently

Grand Canyon University offers a wide variety of degree programs that can be earned online or in the evening. Therefore, you can earn your degree in the format that is most convenient for you! With the demands faced by military professionals and their families, online education is a great way to earn a college degree. An online format will allow you to complete your coursework on your own time and from the comfort of your home, wherever you’re stationed.

On the other hand, if you prefer face-to-face instruction, consider attending class one night per week on GCU’s main campus in Phoenix or at select campus extension locations. By choosing this route, you can benefit from small class sizes, team camaraderie and networking opportunities.

Overall, Grand Canyon University is a great place for military students to earn their education, as GCU understands the military lifestyle and what military students need to be successful. Request your military transcripts and get connected with an university counselor to find out how you can transfer to GCU today!

Grand Canyon University proudly serves military service members, veterans, Department of Defense personnel and their dependents. To learn more about how GCU serves the military community, visit our website or request more information using the button at the top of this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.