Our online programs serve busy adult students with family, work, and community responsibilities. Most of our students have prior educational experience and even prior degrees. We've simplified our transfer credit process for our students’ ease.
Over 89% of our students are transfers, so our team are experts at maximizing your transfer credit value.
Whether you’re currently attending another college, have been out of school for years, or you've just completed an associate degree program, transferring into an online bachelor's degree program is streamlined at UNH CPS.
Getting Started with the Transfer Credit Process
Step 1: Choose a program and review degree requirements
First and foremost, you should choose a program and review its degree requirements. Complete program requirements can be found in the course catalog.
You should also review the application process and start collecting any documents and information you may need for completing your application.
When submitting your program application, you should include transcripts and any other relevant materials that could be assessed for transfer credit. This could include:
- Community college transcripts or transcripts for any college-level coursework completed at another four-year institution.
- Request military training transcripts - Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Community College of the Air Force Transcripts
- Standardized or equivalency test scores
- Professional training programs or certificates
To learn more about what kind of experience is accepted as transfer credit, see our Credit for What You Know page.
Once you’ve been accepted to your program, you should follow up with your advisor to discuss your transfer credits. Your advisor can help ensure that you’re receiving the maximum amount of transfer credits applicable toward your degree program.
Getting Help with the Transfer Credit Process
If you have questions about the transfer credit process or how your unique credits and experience may carry over to UNH CPS, you can request to speak with an advisor for assistance.
Transfer Equivalency System (TES)
The UNH College of Professional Studies has a Transfer Equivalency System (TES) that you can use to determine how your credits and professional experience will transfer over to the school.
- TES assesses traditional college courses as well as professional licenses, certifications, workplace training, and College-level exams such as CLEP, DSST, AP, Straighterline, Sophia Learning, and more.
- TES is intended as a planning tool for your next steps in the transfer process; it is not an official evaluation of your transfer credit. An official course evaluation will be completed once you apply for admission to a degree program.
- If you have specific experience or credits that you’re not able to find in TES, but believe it may still be eligible for transfer credit to UNH CPS, reach out to an advisor.
Transfer Credit Policies
- Associate degree programs accept a maximum of 44 credits in transfer.
- Bachelor’s degree programs accept a maximum of 90 credits in transfer.
- In Bachelor's Completion programs, the earned associate degree transfers in full.
Courses must be completed with a “C” or better to be eligible for transfer credit.
Transfer credits are accepted from colleges or universities that are regionally accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. UNH CPS degree applicants who have attended non-regionally accredited colleges should contact us to discuss prior learning options.
When necessary, students may be requested to provide course descriptions, course outcomes, and syllabi to assist in the evaluation of credit.
The number of transfer credits accepted will depend upon the specific requirements in the degree program selected.
If you attended a college or university outside of the United States and wish to have credits transferred into a UNH CPS degree program, you will need to have your transcript translated and evaluated before you are fully admitted.
UNH CPS accepts foreign transcript evaluations from members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
The college recommends that students obtain a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation.
The transcript must be sent directly from the evaluation agency to the Undergraduate Admissions Office to be considered official.
Mail to: UNH CPS Admissions, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101