College Transfer Credit Guide | Strayer University
Strayer wants to make it easy for you to get the credit you deserve. Our policy is to be as generous as possible when granting credit for previous coursework. Our transfer process includes three simple steps:
Step 1 Complete the Online Application
Begin the transfer process by completing an online application.
Step 2 Request Your Transcripts
Contact your former school and request that an official transcript be sent to the Strayer Registrar's Office. It can take two to four weeks for us to receive your transcripts, so you should do it as soon as possible. You need to complete this step even if your school is one of our partners.
Step 3 Approval
Strayer will review your transcript and contact you as soon as possible (usually within 20 days) with a complete list of approved credits.* Meet with your Admissions Officer to finalize your path to graduation.
*Credit granted does not apply toward Strayer University residency requirements. View the residency requirements and maximum number of prior learning credits allowed for your program. Developmental courses taken at another institution do not fulfill credit or placement requirements at Strayer University. Undergraduate students must fulfill placement requirements as outlined in the University catalog. Students in residence at Strayer University who choose to take a course at another institution in order to transfer the course into their program at Strayer University are required to get pre-approval from the Campus Dean. All courses are subject to Strayer University policies, including a ten-year limitation on courses in accounting and computer-related areas. See site at strayer.edu/gradfund for complete details.
Students who transfer with an associate degree from our partner schools enjoy additional benefits:
- We accept the entire related degree program, including C- and D grades.
- Any life experience credits that were already evaluated as part of the associate degree program will transfer in as well.
All eligible transfer students can participate in our Honors Program after just one quarter at Strayer. The Honors Program recognizes undergraduate students' superb academic achievement and provides the opportunity for an enriched academic experience both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, Phi Theta Kappa alumni can stay connected to the associate degree honor society by participating in Strayer's chapter as an alumni member.
See if your school is a Strayer Partner.
We accept a wide range of courses for credit, even if they are not from partner colleges. Every previous course that you get credit for is $1,420 less you have to pay toward your degree, so we encourage you to complete the transfer process.
Strayer University accepts transfer credit from:
- Institutions that are recognized by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Institutions that are recommended by the American Council on Education.
- University-approved corporate training courses.
This may include two- and four-year colleges and universities, business colleges, trade schools and international universities.