Touro University Worldwide College Credit Transfer Policy

As part of its commitment to high-quality online education, Touro University Worldwide offers a  credit transfer policy that allows students to get the credit they deserve when entering a degree program. This focus on operating as a transfer-friendly college reduces the expense of earning a degree.

The university’s transfer-friendly approach extends to students earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The generous credit transfer policy includes giving students college credit for academic courses taken at accredited schools, military training and service, and some workplace training. TUW also has exclusive credit transfer partnerships with many community colleges.

TUW’s credit-transfer policy makes it easier for students to turn an associate degree into a bachelor’s degree. The policy also provides those with a bachelor’s degree to more conveniently boost their career with a graduate degree.

Traditional and Non-Traditional Transfer Credits

As a transfer-friendly college, TUW awards transfer credit to students in various situations. TUW believes that a generous credit transfer credit policy provides students with the credit they’ve earned while allowing them to complete their degrees much quicker than they thought possible.

Before applying, TUW asks students to send transcripts for university advisors to review. This process helps advisors determine the exact courses students must take to finish their degree and the cost and estimated time it will take to complete. This approach allows TUW to offer an experience that fits within modern guidelines for education worldwide.

Traditional Transfer Credit

Traditional transfer credits include credits earned from completing college courses at an accredited academic institution approved by the federal Department of Education. These include community colleges and four-year institutions.

TUW will generally transfer up to 90-semester credits for students transferring into a bachelor’s degree program. All transferred credits must be from accredited institutions, ACE, CLEP, DANTES, Excelsior, etc. A minimum of 30-semester credits must be earned at TUW.

For credits that meet the general content standards of the TUW graduate program, TUW will consider transferring up to 25 percent of the semester credits toward completing a master’s degree program. The exception is the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, in which TUW will transfer a total of 12 credits that do not include practicum courses.

Non-Traditional Credit Transfers

Non-traditional credits include those earned through military training and/or experience. These also include workplace credits verified by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service.

TUW may award credit for military training and experience based on evaluation and recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE). Veterans submit Department of Defense Form 214 and/or Form 295 to evaluate training and experience to qualify for these credits. Students must submit course transcripts. TUW grants transfer credit based on the evaluation of all coursework taken.

Credit Transfer Partnerships

To further help students achieve their academic goals, TUW also partners with academic institutions to make transferring credits smoother. Students transferring from these partner schools also may receive reduced tuition at TUW.

TUW has transfer partnerships with Amarillo College, Collin College, Del Mar College, Lone Star College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Rio Salado, and Tarrant County College. TUW also has articulation agreements with Alvin Community College, Amarillo College, Cuyamaca College, and Straighterline. Read more details on the TUW transfer partnership page.

A transfer-friendly college gives students the academic credit they have earned for the hard work they’ve put into bettering themselves. It clears the path to help them achieve academic goals faster than expected. Our transfer policy also serves TUW’s mission to provide each student with the best possible online education experience. 

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