Current APU students wishing to take courses for credit at another institution while enrolled at APU should obtain prior approval from the Undergraduate Registrar. Without written prior approval from the registrar, transfer credits may be denied, per the Undergraduate Catalog.
A completed Transfer Inquiry Form (Current APU Students Only) (PDF) is required to obtain permission from the Undergraduate Registrar to take a class at another institution while attending APU.
- The university can give credit for no more than 70 units of junior/community/two-year college work, and there is a maximum of 90 units that may be accepted from a 4-year institution or combination of 2 and 4 year schools.
- No upper division credit can be allowed for courses taken at a junior/community/2-year college.
- Only courses where a grade of C- or above is earned will be transferred for credit. However, some majors require a different minimum grade.
- No Transfer Inquiry Form is needed for courses that are transferred from institutions with articulation agreements with APU. Check to see if your school has an articulation agreement with APU.
Steps for Approval
- Fill out and complete the Transfer Inquiry Form (Current APU Students Only) (PDF).
- Attach a copy of the course description and/or syllabus. Course descriptions can be obtained from the institution’s academic catalog or you may go online to www.collegesource.org for academic catalogs from schools throughout the country.
- Turn in your completed Transfer Inquiry Form to the Undergraduate Registrar. You should expect to receive a response in approximately two weeks.
Submitting a Transfer Inquiry Form does not guarantee that the transfer units will be accepted.