At Strayer University, we believe each student should receive full credit for college-level work completed before joining us. As you complete the admissions process, our academic counselors will explore with you all of the ways to reduce your time to graduation and the total cost of your degree.
Here are just a few ways your time and cost to graduation can be reduced:
Credits Transferring from Another University
As a regionally-accredited university, Strayer University accepts transfer credit from institutions that are:
- Recognized by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Recommended by the American Council on Education
- Earned through a University-approved corporate training course
This may include two-and-four-year colleges and universities, business colleges, trade schools, and international universities. The majority of Strayer undergraduates receives credit for previous collegiate work.
Credits for Certification, License And Corporate Training
Through your professional or personal work, you may have earned a certification or license or received substantial corporate training. Did you know that these skills may have provided you with the equivalent of college-level credit?
Credits for Military Experience
Strayer University is proud to work with active and retired U.S. military personnel and their families, and may recognize the credit you have earned while serving our country.
Credits by Exam
Students may earn credit by proving their knowledge through standardized tests. Think of it as taking the final exam without taking the course. Some of these tests are offered nationally (DSST and CLEP exams) and some are unique to Strayer courses (Strayer Challenge exams). All are available at our campus libraries and/or online.
Click to see which courses are eligible and where you can take the exams
Credits by Portfolio Development
Sometimes the learning you have done academically, professionally, or personally doesn't come with a transcript. This program allows you to demonstrate what you have learned so that we may determine whether you are eligible for academic credit.