May 23, 2019  |  Purdue Global

Does it look like your path to a bachelor’s degree might include transferring schools? Students coming from community college may save time and money on a degree when they transfer to Purdue Global. Combined with other prior learning, your associate’s credits may cover up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree.* Prior learning credits can come from:

  • Work and life experience
  • Military training
  • Professional certifications and training
  • Exams and course assessments

This article explains how to maximize your community college transfer credits when transferring to Purdue Global.

Step 1: Determine Your Degree Program

Research the programs you are interested in on the Purdue Global website. You’ll find information about the program, courses, and related career opportunities.

Step 2: Determine the Nature of Your Transfer

There are two types of transfers:

1. From Partner Schools

Purdue Global has relationships (known as educational alliances) with several community colleges. These alliances enable you to seamlessly transfer credits between the two institutions (and, in some cases, receive a tuition reduction). Find out if such an alliance exists between the school you’re transferring from and Purdue Global.

If you’re coming from an alliance school: Visit your school’s transfer page; it provides you with a transfer guide and instructions on how to begin the process.

2. From Non-Partner Schools

If the school where you have credits doesn’t have an alliance with Purdue Global, it doesn't necessarily mean that fewer of your credits will transfer. It simply means that there's no alliance already in place to streamline the process.

If you’re not coming from a partner school: Contact one of our Admissions Advisors. They can help you begin the process of having your transfer credits evaluated, so you get the credit you deserve.

Step 3: Talk With a Purdue Global Admissions Advisor

An Admissions Advisor can answer any questions you may have related to transfer credits, the degree program, career opportunities, financial aid, and next steps to enroll. Connect with an Advisor.

Hear From Real Purdue Global Transfer Students

Sharon Brown, Master of Science in Nursing, Class of 2018:

“Everything transferred from my associate's degree... It was very easy. They really did all of the background work. All I had to do was order my transcripts. It was fantastic.”

Michael Meisner-Jensen, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Class of 2017:

“I was definitely able to transfer over my credits… It shaved off about six months—almost three-quarters of a year of time, and thousands and thousands of dollars.”

Learn More about Transferring Credits to Purdue Global

Are you ready to begin the process of having your transfer credits evaluated? Connect with an advisor today.

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Purdue Global delivers a fully personalized, world-class education online that's tailored for adults. We offer 175 programs, including associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as certificates, in areas such as business, IT, education, health sciences, nursing, criminal justice, and more.


*Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. Future transfer credit savings are subject to review and the academic policies of Purdue Global. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning policy.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Testimonial: This testimonial was obtained by Kaplan University. Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.