College Transfer Credit Guide | Strayer University

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Transfer Guide

Transfer Your Credits in 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 for complete details.

Enjoy More Benefits as a Transfer Student From a Partner School.

What if My College Isn't a 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.

Special information for International Students >

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Transfer - Briget Bikar

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“I am currently studying for Bachelors in Criminal Justice in a concentration of Administration. Overall my experience with Strayer has been great. I could not believe how easy it was to transition from Central Texas College to Strayer University. Most of my credits were transferred over except for my electives because the credit hours could not add up to 4.5 credit hours so it could not be transferred. The prices were better than other Universities that I looked at. The comparison led me to Strayer University. I looked more into the school and they had the program that I was interested in. I am currently still enrolled in Strayer University and cannot wait to complete my degree. So far the classes are great and the professors are very understandable, helpful, and knowledgeable.”


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