Transfer College Credits and Experiential Learning

At Purdue Global, we value your experiences and will help you turn them into college credit — for up to 75% of your undergraduate degree.

It's Time to Get Credit for Your Prior Learning and Experience

You deserve recognition for the work you’ve put in, the life you’ve lived, and all you’ve learned. Use your credit to graduate sooner, save on tuition, and be ready for what’s next. What sources of credits do you have/want to explore?

I have prior college credits or a degree from a 2- or 4-year school.

I have real-world experience that I’d like to use for Purdue Global transfer credit.

I’m an Ivy Tech Community College student or graduate.

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I plan to transfer for my bachelor’s degree once I finish my associate’s.

I have professional training or certifications that I want to apply toward my degree.

I’m an active-duty servicemember or veteran with military training.

I’ve earned credits through external or standardized exams and assessments.

I want to use my existing knowledge to test out of courses.

I want to enroll in free and low-cost open learning courses to earn credit.

Other Transfer Student Credits

Questions about other Purdue Global transfer credit pathways?

Call 844-PURDUE-G

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Transfer Checklist — Get Started in 5 Steps

We welcome all students with prior college credits, work/life experience, and professional or military training. Come back, with credit for what you’ve done and what you know. Here’s how:

Step 1: Choose Your Program

Select the Purdue Global online program that’s the best fit for the next stage of your life and career. With 175+ undergraduate and graduate degrees, we’ll meet you wherever you are today — and take you where you want to be tomorrow. Unsure which program is right for you? Take the career assessment to explore degrees that match your goals and interests. 

Step 2: Talk with an Admissions Advisor

Our Admissions Advisors can answer questions about Purdue Global transfer credit, programs, career opportunities, financial aid, next steps to enroll, and more. Your advisor can also help you determine if there are any test-out options or other prior credit sources to consider.

If you’re interested in seeing how your credits might transfer into a Purdue Global program, you can work with your advisor to request an unofficial credit evaluation. To begin the process, submit your unofficial (or official) transcripts and select a program of interest. Your advisor will reach out to you within three business days to go over your unofficial degree plan so you can see right away how your credits add up and how close they may get you to graduation.

Ready to Connect?

Step 3: Complete Our Free Application and FAFSA (if applicable)

That’s right — there’s no fee to apply. And, we have very flexible admissions for most programs. Undergraduate courses with a grade of “C-” or better are eligible for transfer evaluation. Join the many transfer students, working adults, and community college grads who’ve made their comeback with a respected degree from Purdue Global.

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Step 4: Submit Your College Transcripts

To begin the process of having your prior learning courses evaluated, contact each of your prior institutions and request that your official transcript be sent directly from your prior institution to the Office of the Registrar at or by mail to:

Purdue Global
Office of the Registrar
2550 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1100
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Student-issued transcripts and transcripts submitted via fax are not accepted as official.

After you submit your official transcript(s) we will evaluate each one upon arrival to Purdue Global. Then, you can review your degree plan and connect with an advisor to discuss your progress toward completion of a Purdue Global degree.

If you are still enrolled at another institution, you’ll need to send additional official transcripts after your final grades and/or degree has been posted.

Step 5: Complete Orientation

Get to know the online classroom, academic policies, and other important aspects of your program before you begin. In our orientation course, you’ll get hands-on practice in the virtual classroom, and learn how to participate in discussion boards, submit assignments, and take exams. In addition, orientation will give you tips on how to be a successful online student.

Next step? Start class. You’ve got what it takes.

Purdue Global Transfer FAQs

For more information, visit our frequently asked questions.

Calculate Your Time and Cost

We’re committed to helping students find more ways to save on college tuition and graduate faster. Use our tuition calculator to estimate the cost of your degree and learn how tuition rate reductions, course load, and transfer credits impact your cost to attend and expected graduation date.

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Try Our Classes Before You Owe Any Tuition

Take undergraduate courses for a 3-week introductory period with no financial obligation. That's the Purdue Global Commitment.

Start Classes Whenever You're Ready

With multiple start dates throughout the year, our flexible scheduling options let you choose when it's the right time to start earning your degree.

Transfer Student Testimonials

Hear real transfer student comeback stories.

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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.”

Michael Meisner-Jensen

BS Information Technology, Class of 2017

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I’ve been a college student on and off for the last 30 years. I spent 20 years in the Army going to different colleges, most of my credits never transferring. This was an opportunity for me to complete a degree that I started 30 years ago. Days after getting my degree, companies have been calling me to offer me new jobs and it's been really amazing.

Ron Eckert

BS Information Technology, 2022

Virtual Campus Tour

Take a tour and explore the student experience at Purdue Global. As an online student, you can access your classroom 24/7 and review course concepts with faculty and other students in real-time virtual seminars.

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Transfer Student Resources

How to Get College Credit for Exams, Training, and Certifications

Purdue Global FAQ Guide: How Does Online College Work?

Time Management Tips for Busy College Students

Your Path To Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Testimonial: Testimonials obtained by Purdue Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.

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.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.

Textbooks: Not all courses require textbooks; some use electronic instructional materials.

ExcelTrack®: ExcelTrack® is available for select programs. Degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual.

LRC100 Portfolio Course: Credits are not guaranteed through this process. A minimum 5+ years of work experience is recommended for taking this course to better ensure you have eligible work experience. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy. Credits awarded apply toward a Purdue Global undergraduate program.