Make the Most of Your College Credits
If you’re a student who is enrolled at a community college, technical college, or was previously enrolled but didn’t finish your bachelor’s degree, CityU is here to help you reach your goals.
Here are just a few benefits of transferring to CityU:
- Transfer Policy: You can transfer up to 135 credits! We accept Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), ACE credits for military training, and credits from accredited institutions.
- Transfer Scholarship: Secure up to $5,400 in scholarship funds by applying for our Transfer Scholarships.
- Open Enrollment: Apply and enroll any time! Talk with one of our advisors today by emailing them or by learning about CityU’s admissions process here.
Transfer Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission to one of CityU’s programs, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (such as a GED)
- Transfer credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
For additional information, please visit the Admissions page.
Transfer Policies for Graduate, Doctoral, and Certificate Programs
Graduate or doctoral students who have completed graduate or doctoral coursework at other recognized institutions may transfer up to 25% percent of the required degree credits, not to exceed a maximum of 12 quarter credits, toward a master’s or doctoral program. All transfer credits must reflect grades of 3.0 (B) or above. The 12 quarter credits may be transferred through course waiver, course substitution, or direct equivalency (or any combination of these) and must be equivalent to required CityU courses as determined by similar course numbers, titles, or content.
To earn a graduate degree, a student must earn all required credits in residency (i.e., via CityU courses taken in any delivery format) except for transfer quarter credits as limited by policy.
Exceptions for dual delivery, bi-lateral, joint delivered, and partnered agreement with articulation within a dual delivery, bilateral, joint-delivered, or partnered articulation agreement with another institution and by approval of the provost and school dean, CityU may accept up to 15 quarter credits in transfer in a graduate or doctoral degree program.
School-Specific Transfer Credit Restrictions:
The programs listed below have specific transfer credit restrictions in addition to the general guidelines listed above.
School of Management (SOM)
Coursework transferred into Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science, and Master of Public Administration degree programs must be directly equivalent to the appropriate CityU course, or degree-equivalent as determined by the dean. In MBA with elective option, up to six (6) of the maximum 12 quarter credits transferred may be in electives and thus not required to be direct equivalent to a CityU course. Students in the Doctor of Business Administration program, who have completed graduate-level course work at other recognized institutions may transfer a maximum of 12 quarter credits toward equivalent courses in the, Application Block, Concentration, or Core Research courses of a doctoral degree program, subject to approval by the Director. Such transfer may be limited by residency requirements for specific programs.
Albright School of Education (ASOE)
Credits transferred into the Master of Education (MEd) program, must be:
- Earned at a regionally accredited institution or a school recognized by the Ministry of Education, if foreign
- Earned within the past six years unless approved by the dean
- Earned at the 500-level or equivalent, as noted on the external transcript or as stated in the outside institution’s catalog
- Completed with a grade of 3.0 (B) or higher
- Satisfy the requirements of the specific program
If the program has an elective requirement up to six (6) of the maximum 12 quarter credits transferred may be in electives and thus not required to be direct equivalent to a CityU course.
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Coursework transferred into the Master of Arts in Counseling (U.S.) and the Master of Counselling program (Canada) must be directly equivalent to the appropriate CityU course or degree-equivalent as determined by the program director. Credits older than six years must be approved by the dean. School of Applied Leadership (SAL) students who have completed graduate-level course work at other recognized institutions may transfer a maximum of 12 quarter credits toward equivalent courses in the concentration or core research courses of a doctoral degree program, subject to approval by the Director. Such transfer may be limited by residency requirements for specific programs. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the school dean and the provost.
CityU of Seattle offers various types of financial aid opportunities to help transfer students achieve their educational goals. Learn more about applying for financial aid.
Higher Education Partnerships
CityU partners with institutions throughout the world to further its mission of educating anyone with a desire to learn. Through education partnerships, transfer students have greater access to CityU’s top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs.
CityU accepts transfer credits from nearly all accredited institutions in the U.S. and partners with several colleges and institutions in Washington state. View a full list of our higher education partnerships.
Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in 6 Quarters
Students can transfer credits into the following bachelor’s programs and earn their degree in as few as six quarters:
- BA in Applied Psychology
- BS in Accounting
- BS in Business Administration
- BS in Criminal Justice
- BS in General Studies
- BS in Healthcare Administration
- BA in Human Services
- BS in Information Systems
- BA in Management
- BS in Project Management