As a working professional, you’ve learned a lot on the job and in your other life experiences. This knowledge and experience has made you who you are and is an asset you bring to the classroom. At Walden, we want to make it possible for you to continue your education and benefit from your prior learning. That’s why we offer a comprehensive transfer of credit policy that make it easy for you to apply your credits, prior learning, MOOCs, and work experience toward your degree program, which can save you time and money when earning your degree. Call an enrollment advisor to learn more about how you can transfer up to 75% of your required undergraduate credits or up to 50% of your required graduate credits. We also provide a free transfer of credit evaluation.

Transfer Agreements

If you attend one of the learning institutions we have agreements with, then some of their courses may be applied as meeting our requirements for certain Walden Programs.

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Prior Learning Assessments for Undergraduate Students

At Walden, we understand that your prior learning experiences may be unique. Learn more about how you may receive academic credit for your prior learning through assessment.

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Professional Experience

We offer members of leading organizations the opportunity to translate certifications into academic credit.

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Military Experience

Your experiences while serving in the military are valuable to your education and may translate into academic credit.

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Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Program

Continue your commitment to lifelong learning and earn master's-level credits for transfer into a Walden graduate program while you are earning your bachelor's degree.

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Undergraduate Pathways

Some bachelors students can take more classes per term to reduce their time to completion.

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Credit Evaluation Criteria

Credits to be evaluated for transfer from other educational institutions must be earned and recorded on an official transcript at a school that was accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education at the time the course was completed or from an appropriately accredited institution outside the United States.

For transfer of credit into graduate programs, you must have earned that credit:

  • Within 10 years of matriculation.
  • In courses posting a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

For transfer of credit into undergraduate programs, you must have earned credit:

  • With the exception of selected technology courses, there is no time restriction for undergraduate transfer coursework. 
  • In courses posting a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

There may be additional program-specific transfer of credit criteria.

Find out what our online higher education community can offer you. Request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.


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