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Transfer Credit

Transfer of Credit  from Other Institutions to Union Institute & University


Union Institute & University accepts academic credit earned at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions as appropriate to the student’s program requirements or individual degree/study plan. Minimum grades for credits in transfer vary by program and are published in individual program handbooks. An official transcript from the transferring institution is required at the time of application.

Courses accepted in transfer are not calculated into the student’s UI&U grade-point average. UI&U operates on a semester credit hour system. Courses taken at colleges or universities operating on the quarter system are converted to semester credit hours.

UI&U undergraduate programs also accept, as transcripted credit, recommendations from many nationally recognized sources. These include, but are not limited to: the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations, Advanced Placement Program (AP), CLEP General and Subject Examinations, DANTES exams. and International Baccalaureate exams. Learning acquired as a result of participation in some continuing education courses or credits from non-accredited institutions can be evaluated and applied as transfer credit via prior learning assessment, the certified learning process or through articulation agreements.

Developmental, remedial courses/credits or continuing education units (CEU) credit is not accepted in transfer to UI&U. Refer to the specific academic program’s student handbook for transfer credit policies unique to a particular program or study.

Transfer of Credit from UI&U to Other Institutions


Transferability of credit to other institutions is at the discretion of the accepting institution.  It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not another institution will accept credits earned at Union Institute & University.