Transfer Credit Policies

Students who have completed coursework at a university or college that is regionally or nationally accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education may request an evaluation for transfer credit.

Transfer credit may be awarded credit if the course:

  • includes the same or similar content;
  • requires the same or similar prerequisite course work;
  • is equivalent in learning and hour components;
  • is offered at the same level of instruction;
  • has been completed with a grade of C (or better);
  • has a P/Pass grade and the minimum required grade to earn a pass is equivalent to a C (or better);
  • has been completed within ten (10) years of enrollment; and
  • meets any program-specific transfer credit requirements.

To receive an evaluation for transfer credit, students must:

  • Provide the university’s registrar with all official transcripts, course descriptions, and/or course syllabi (if requested) prior to enrollment. Failure to do so results in a forfeiting of any and all future transfer credit requests.
  • Official transcripts can be mailed directly from a school or delivered in person by the student. Seals must be unbroken, and the transcript must bear the official seal and/or signature of the registrar of the school sending the transcript.
  • For military veterans, the DD214 and accompanying documentation will serve as a transcript for the evaluation of a course of study or training in the Armed Forces.
  • Students seeking re-enrollment may request an evaluation of transfer credit for courses taken preceding dismissal or withdrawal and prior to re-enrollment.
  • Under no circumstances will an unofficial transcript be accepted for evaluation of possible transfer credit.

If a student chooses to decline credit for any course for which the student is eligible to receive transfer credit, the student will document the declination of credit on the Transfer of Credit Acknowledgement form to be filed in the student’s record.  The student must accept or decline transfer credit prior to enrollment in the program for which transfer credit was requested.

U.S. Military Service Courses

Students may be awarded transfer credit for DANTES education courses that have been completed if the courses are consistent with the university’s policy on awarding credit.

Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be awarded for select General Education (GE) courses with an examination grade of 3 or better. Official test results are required to award transfer credit.

The following AP exams may be used for credit transfer for specific courses as indicated in the table below:

AP ExamCourse Satisfied
AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and CompositionENG 1005, ENG 1015 or ENG 1060
AP PsychologyPSY 1010
AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BCMATH 1010 or MATH 1014
AP StatisticsMATH 1040 or MATH 2020
AP BiologyBIO 1010
AP ChemistryCHEM 1010

Competency-Based Testing

Stanbridge University will award credit based on competency-based testing in the ADN and VN programs.

Stanbridge Courses

Courses from a previous Stanbridge enrollment, or enrollment at one of its campuses, are transferrable if the courses are consistent with the university’s policy on awarding credit.

Limitations on Transfer Credits

  • Students will be awarded up to 25% of credit for lower-division coursework completed at any institution or any combination of institutions.
  • Credit for previous life experience is not awarded in any program.
  • Stanbridge credit calculation is based on quarter hours. Transfer credits based on other credit systems will have credits converted to quarter values upon transfer.

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

All students have the right to appeal a transfer credit decision.  An appeal must be filed within fifteen (15) calendar days after receiving a transcript evaluation and should be sent in writing to: appeal.instruction@stanbridge.edu.