Transfer Credits

Save Time and Money on Your Degree

Translate your prior coursework or experience into Purdue University Global credits. Before your classes start is the perfect time to make sure you are capitalizing on your knowledge and skills. We offer several pathways to earn college credit toward your program.

Pathways to Transfer Credit

  • Credit for Prior Coursework

    Credit for Prior Coursework


    Apply credits earned at prior institutions toward your degree.* For undergraduate degrees, that can cover up to 75% of your program. To start the credit evaluation process, contact each of your prior institutions and request that your official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The sooner you do this, the better. You cannot receive credit for a course you have already started.

    Office of the Registrar
    Purdue University Global
    Office of the Registrar
    2550 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1100
    West Lafayette, IN 47906


    *Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

  • Credit for Work Experience

    Credit for Work Experience


    If you believe you have work experience applicable toward your program of study, enroll in a College Credit for Work Experience course. Those who complete and submit a Credit for Work Experience portfolio save an average of $12,000 on tuition.*

    • If you have not yet started classes at Purdue Global or are enrolled in an ExcelTrack™ program, explore LRC100: Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit. This self-paced, self-directed course is offered online through Purdue Global.
    • If you have started classes at Purdue Global, explore EL206: Academic Prior Learning Portfolio. This 10-week, 6-credit, instructor-led course is open to those in their second term or later. Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 for details or visit Purdue Global Work Life Experience page.


    *In 2019, incoming Purdue Global students who passed EL206 and submitted a portfolio for evaluation earned an average of 37 quarter credit hours toward their Purdue Global undergraduate degrees. Based on these experiential learning credits, tuition savings for nonmilitary students were on average $12,227.00. Tuition savings calculated as 37 quarter credit hours x standard tuition rate of $371.00 = $13,727.00 - $1,500.00 course fee = $12,227.00. Savings for students vary depending on the student's individual prior learning experience. Savings for 2019 incoming Indiana students who passed EL206 and submitted a portfolio for review were $8,300.00. Savings for 2019 incoming military students who passed EL206 and submitted a portfolio for review ranged from $4,770.00 to $7,240.00. Eligible college credits articulate into Purdue Global undergraduate degree plans. Savings dependent on credit awards, which are dependent on individual circumstances. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy. See https://www.purdueglobal.edu/tuition-financial-aid/undergraduate-graduate-tuition-and-fees/ for course fee refund policy.

  • Credit for Military Training

    Credit for Military Training


    On average, Purdue Global military graduates are awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate’s and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor’s.*

    If you are a military student, have the official transcripts of your training sent directly from the service branch to the Office of the Registrar right away. Only transcripts received directly from Army/ACE or Sailor/Marine will be accepted for official review.

    Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 if you have any questions.


    *Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year. Credit earned in an associate’s degree program through Purdue Global applied earlier as part of a pool of prior degree credit is not included in this calculation. The actual percentage may be slightly higher for students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs. Individual experiences will vary. Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to find out how many credits may be eligible to transfer.

  • Professional Certifications and Training

    Professional Certifications and Training

    Have you completed professional certifications or training? If so, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.* Here are some examples:

    Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 if you have any questions.


    *Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

  • Exams and Assessments of Skills and Knowledge

    Exams and Assessments of Skills and Knowledge


    You can earn credits by passing standardized exams offered through approved organizations or Assessments of Skills and Knowledge available through Purdue Global.* Learn more.

    Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 if you have any questions.


    *Testing option may not apply to all courses.