Transfer Community College Credits Through Our Alliance Program

Discover how you can apply your associate's degree toward a Purdue Global bachelor's.

Transfer Credits to Save on Tuition and Graduate Sooner

Purdue Global has partnered with schools across the country to help those with community college credits transfer them and earn a bachelor’s degree faster.

Earn Credit for Prior Learning

Combined with other prior learning, your associate’s credits may cover up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Reduction for Alliance Schools

As a graduate of a partner institution, you may be eligible for a tuition reduction.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Why Should You Choose Purdue Global to Further Your Education?

  • We offer 175+ online undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Your experiences can earn you undergraduate credits. Earn credits from your work or life skills and save on your degree.
  • We offer accelerated degree pathways for veterans and active-duty servicemembers. Your military training can get you closer to your degree.
  • Earn credit for what you already know. Assess your skills and test out of courses you have mastered.
  • Terms start every month, so you can begin right away.
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See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Purdue Global Community College Alliance Program

Purdue Global has an educational alliance (through an articulation agreement) with the following institutions.

Don't see your school listed on this page? Purdue Global may be able to recognize credits or programs from colleges and universities not listed on this page. Contact us for a full list or to learn more.

  • Amarillo College
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Athena Career Academy
  • Austin Community College District
  • Butler Community College
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Central Ohio Technical College
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Danville Area Community College
  • Davis College
  • Delaware Technical and Community College
  • Del Mar College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Eastern Gateway Community College
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Empire College
  • ETI Technical College of Niles
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Mid Michigan College
  • Mid Plains Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • National Paralegal College
  • New Hampshire Technical Institute
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Northwest Career College
  • Owens Community College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Pima Community College
  • Richard Bland College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Southwestern Community College (Iowa)
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • University of Montana - Missoula College
  • Vincennes University
  • Western Technical College

Start at Your Community College. Finish at Purdue Global.

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students

  • How many credits can I apply toward my degree?

    Credits earned through prior coursework or experience can count toward a maximum of 75% of an undergraduate credential. Program and state-specific exceptions may apply. Refer to the University Catalog for more information.

  • How do I know if credits earned at a prior institution will transfer to Purdue Global?

    Courses must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to transfer:

    • Completed at an accredited institution
    • Included on an official transcript
    • Carry a grade of "C-" or better for undergraduate courses, or "B" or better for graduate courses; Purdue Global will consider grades of "Pass," "Credit," or similar, on an individual basis
    • Must be 100-level or higher and not considered remedial, college preparatory, or not at a college level
    • Relevant to your program of study and equivalent to the course requirements of your program
    • Fit into your degree plan
    • Meet any additional program-specific requirements
  • How do semester credits transfer to Purdue Global?

    Purdue Global courses are made up of quarter credits. A semester credit is equal to 1.5 quarter credits. As an example, if you have 60 semester credits that you expect to transfer, that would equal 90 quarter credits at Purdue Global.

  • How do I request an evaluation of prior learning credits?

    You will need to request an official transcript from each college or university that you attended in the past. An Advisor can provide you with the College and University Transcript Request Form to assist in this process.

    Official transcripts must be sent to the Office of the Registrar at the following address:

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

    Transcripts must arrive sealed and sent directly from the registrar of the academic institution that awarded the credits.

  • When do I need to submit my transcripts or other proof of prior learning?

    You must provide evidence of prior learning prior to the first day of the course for which the credit is intended; however, we strongly recommend that you provide your official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar by the last day of the first term. After this point, in certain cases, we may deny you the opportunity for a transfer credit evaluation due to course scheduling factors.

    If you wish to submit a portfolio for experiential learning credit, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in a credit for work experience course in your first two terms.

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.

Three-Week Trial: Classes count toward a degree if satisfactorily completed. No credits are earned if the student withdraws during the introductory period (3 weeks for new qualifying undergraduate students), which begins day one of the first term. Students who choose to continue their studies at Purdue Global will need to meet specific requirements. Graduate and Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight programs not included. Additional terms may apply to international and non-U.S. citizen students. For further information, see the University Catalog.

Tuition Reduction: Contact an Admissions Advisor for details. May not be combined with other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack® pricing. Non-Indiana residents are eligible for a 20% tuition reduction on undergraduate programs; fees are not included.