Respect for Prior Learning & Transfer Credit

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University of New Hampshire provides an opportunity for students with prior college experience to complete their bachelor’s degree and achieve a UNH diploma 100% online through the UNH College of Professional Studies.



We're Transfer Friendly

Too often, transfer students like you start the process of completing their bachelor’s degrees only to realize that they need to take or retake courses to fulfill graduation requirements. This results in extra work, extra cost, and extra time to complete your program.

But at UNH CPS, we’re proud to be transfer-friendly. Our approach to transfer credit maximizes your previously earned credits to help you complete your degree faster and with fewer courses. We offer flexible pathways and personalized advising to support your degree completion.



Your Unique Background

We not only examine your previous college coursework through your transcripts, we also take the time to learn about your background and identify opportunities to award credit for college-level learning acquired outside of the classroom through industry training, certifications, and more.

Transfer Up To
90 Credits

More than 85% of our
Students are Transfers


Credit for Military Experience

As a Military Friendly® college, we’re honored to support our military students. Whether you’re a servicemember or a veteran, your military experience can be assessed for potential transfer credit. UNH CPS partners with the Community College of the Air Force’s General Education Mobile (GEM) program to help Airmen earn their Associate in Applied Science degree. This partnership also offers you the option to enroll in one of our online Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) programs.

Learn More About Maximizing Your Military Transfer Credits


What Counts as Transfer Credit at UNH CPS?

Community College & Other College-Level Course Credit
Any college-level coursework you’ve completed will be assessed for potential transfer credits. UNH CPS works closely with our community colleges partners so students can turn their associate degree into a bachelor’s with a seamless transition. With our leadership in online degree programs and supportive staff, UNH CPS is a natural and convenient next step for community college graduates.

If you’ve already earned an associate degree, our natural transfer pathways position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived, meaning you can complete your degree faster.

Learn More About Our CCSNH Partnerships


"When I first sat down with my advisor, she mapped out the required courses that I’d need to take and helped show me how my credits transfer in. It was a solid plan and I felt very comfortable about getting my degree and building my career path."

- Jessica ‘15


"[My advisor] Bette was well informed about CCAF transfer credit, military benefits, and the overall transfer credit process. She made it so easy and painless. And she was always just so willing to talk with me."

- Sabrina ’21


Credit for Professional Training

At UNH CPS, we believe in the value of life experience. You can receive transfer credit for your professional experience and training. This could include skills certifications, equivalency and standardized tests, career training programs, and more. All the hard work you’ve put into your career can actually help you finish your degree faster!

Learn More About Earning Credit for What You Know


Transfer Credit Made Easy With Transfer Equivalencies

If you’re interested in learning more about how your unique credits and experience may transfer to the UNH College of Professional Studies, use our Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

TES is a dynamic, robust library of course equivalencies that UNH CPS has previously accepted, which include not only traditional college courses but also 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.

Transfer Equivalency Portal



Tips for Using TES

Transfer institutions are listed alphabetically. You can click on the first letter of the college, type its name in the “search” field, or select it directly from the comprehensive list. If you do not see your college listed, or a particular course, it has not been evaluated; this does not mean you will not receive credit upon transfer. TES is an ever-expanding database.

Get Started with the Transfer Credit Process