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Turn your experience into credit

You deserve credit for your life learning

At Strayer we recognize the value of your experience and so we offer credit for your prior education, military experience, work experience, proven skills and more. See all the ways, in addition to coursework, you can add credits towards your degree.

Transfer credit

You can finish your degree on campus or online with Strayer University. Whether you've taken just a few classes elsewhere or want to build from your associate to your bachelor's degree, we can help you save time and money by getting credit for the work you've done. Our transfer alliances with more than 460 colleges and universities mean more of your credits count toward your Strayer degree.

3 easy steps to transfer credit:
  1. Complete the Online Application.
    Begin the transfer process by completing an online application.
  2. Request Your Transcripts.
    Contact your former school and request that an official transcript be sent to the Strayer Registrar's Office. It can take two to four weeks for us to receive your transcripts, so you should do it as soon as possible. You need to complete this step even if your school is one of our partners
  3. Wait for Approval
    Strayer will review your transcript and contact you as soon as possible (usually within 20 days) with a complete list of approved credits.* Meet with your Admissions Officer to finalize your path to graduation.

For more information about transfer credit policies, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

Corporate training

Many organizations seek to improve the knowledge and abilities of their employees by providing corporate training, either through instructor-led classes or e-learning. Such sessions might be focused on giving employees the tools and skills necessary to perform a specific job function. Or, they might be broader in scope, like providing a management trainee program to prepare current employees to take on a leadership role in the future. The curriculum used in either or both of these formats may provide employees with exposure to college-level coursework, which may be transferable to your degree program at Strayer University.

If your training has been reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE), request an ACE transcript or other documentation from your corporation. Although your corporation may be different, training history is most often maintained by the human resource or corporate training department. Transcripts must include course title, credit hours or CEUs, and proof of successful completion.

If your organization has an educational alliance with Strayer University, your internal training may have been evaluated for college credit, even if the training has not been reviewed by ACE. Your Success Coach can tell you if your employer is a member of Strayer University's alliance;  see additional information on our corporate alliances.

Military experience

Strayer University is proud to work with active and retired U.S. military personnel to recognize the credit you may have earned while serving our country. The experience you gained while in the military may be equivalent to college-level coursework.  Learn more about Military Credit.

1 easy step to request credit:

Request a copy of your Joint Services Transcript (JST) to be sent to Strayer University for evaluation.

Strayer will review your transcript and contact you as soon as possible with a complete list of approved credits. Meet with your Admissions Officer to finalize your path to graduation. 

Certification and license

Through your professional or personal work, you may have earned a certification or license that can translate into college-level credit. Strayer awards transfer credit for select certifications that currently align with our courses. Certifications show employers and educators that you’re committed to your career success and keep your skills aligned with industry needs.

All you need to do is provide the verification information from a crediting authority (such as CompTIA, Microsoft or Cisco) to earn credit.

General notes:

  • In order for certifications to be considered for a course transfer, they must be verified by Strayer’s transcript evaluation team.
  • Unless specifically stated, one certification per course may be applied for a transfer.

Courses awarding credit through testing

Below we’ve shown courses for which Strayer University will award credits by successfully passing exams as outlined above.
Course ID Course Name CLEP DSST Challenge Exam
ACC100 Accounting I checkmark icon
ACC206 Accounting II checkmark icon
ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC350 Cost Accounting checkmark icon
ACC401 Advanced Accounting checkmark icon
BUS100 Introduction to Business checkmark icon
BUS230 Purchasing and Materials Management checkmark icon
BUS300 Public Relations checkmark icon
BUS302 Management Concepts checkmark icon checkmark icon
BUS309 Business Ethics checkmark icon checkmark icon
BUS310 Human Resource Management checkmark icon
BUS313 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BUS322 Organizational Behavior checkmark icon
BUS325 Global Human Resource Management checkmark icon
BUS335 Staffing Organizations checkmark icon
BUS340 Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques
BUS375 Project Management checkmark icon
BUS402 Small Business Management checkmark icon
BUS405 Labor Relations checkmark icon
BUS407 Training and Development checkmark icon
BUS430 Operations Management checkmark icon
CIS101 Navigating a Digital World checkmark icon checkmark icon
CIS105 Introduction to Information Systems checkmark icon checkmark icon
CIS106 Introduction to Information Technology
CIS109 Introduction to Management Information Systems checkmark icon checkmark icon
CIS170 Information Technology in Criminal Justice checkmark icon
CIS175 Introduction to Networking
CIS210 Systems Analysis and Development checkmark icon
CIS242 C++ Programming
CIS255 Operating Systems checkmark icon
CIS332 Network Server Administration
CIS333 Networking Security Fundamentals
CIS337 Internetworking Basics
CIS348 Information Technology Project Management
CIS349 Information Technology Audit & Control
CIS357 Advanced Internetworking
CIS375 Human Computer Interaction checkmark icon
CIS401 Network Server Administration II
CIS409 Directory Service Infrastructure
CIS411 Advanced Routing
CIS413 Internetworking Switching
CIS424 Database Administration I
CIS428 Database Administration II
CIS436 Internetworking Troublshooting
CIS443 Agile Project Management
CIS502 Theories of Security Management
CIS527 IT Risk Management
CIS542 Web Application Security
CIS558 IT Audit and Control
COM100 Communication at Work
COM101 Effective Communication Skills
COM200 Communication: The Key to Working Together checkmark icon
COM201 Oral Communications & Persuasion checkmark icon
CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice checkmark icon
CRJ105 Crime and Criminal Behavior checkmark icon
CRJ180 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice checkmark icon
CRJ220 Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
CRJ310 Law Enforcement Operations Management checkmark icon
CRJ320 Criminal Investigation checkmark icon
CRJ325 Criminal Procedure
CRJ330 Comparative Criminal Justice checkmark icon
CRJ410 Corrections checkmark icon
CRJ420 Emergency Management Procedures checkmark icon
ECO100 Principles of Economics
ECO101 Microeconomics checkmark icon
ECO102 Macroeconomics checkmark icon
ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics checkmark icon
ECO305 International Economics checkmark icon
ECO320 Money and Banking checkmark icon
ECO450 Public Finance checkmark icon
ENG115 English Composition checkmark icon
ENG116 Discover the Writer in You checkmark icon
ENG201 The Power of Persuasion checkmark icon checkmark icon
ENG215 Research and Writing checkmark icon checkmark icon
ENG220 American Literature checkmark icon
ENG221 Oral Communications checkmark icon
ENG315 Professional Communications
ENG316 Technical Writing checkmark icon
FIN100 Principles of Finance checkmark icon
FIN215 Personal Financial Planning checkmark icon
FIN317 Financing Entrepreneurships checkmark icon
FIN320 Investments checkmark icon
FIN355 Financial Risk Analysis checkmark icon
FIN405 Advanced Financial Management checkmark icon
FIN410 Commercial Bank Management checkmark icon
HIS104 Amercian History Prior to 1865 checkmark icon
HIS105 American History After 1865 checkmark icon checkmark icon
HIS110 Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future checkmark icon checkmark icon
HSA305 Health Services Marketing checkmark icon
HSA315 Health Information Systems checkmark icon
HSA320 Healthcare Human Resource Management checkmark icon
HTM280 Lodging Operations Management checkmark icon
HUM111 World Cultures I checkmark icon checkmark icon
HUM112 World Cultures II checkmark icon checkmark icon
HUM201 Exploring Cultures: Adapting in Global World checkmark icon checkmark icon
ITB305 International Business Environment checkmark icon
ITB400 International Banking and Finance checkmark icon
LEG100 Business Law I checkmark icon
LEG110 Civil and Criminal Procedure checkmark icon
LEG320 Criminal Law checkmark icon
LEG420 U.S. Courts checkmark icon
MAT104 Algebra with Applications checkmark icon checkmark icon checkmark icon
MAT110 Using Math to Inform Your World checkmark icon checkmark icon
MAT200 Pre-Calculus checkmark icon
MAT210 Data-Driven Decisions checkmark icon
MAT300 Statistics checkmark icon
MAT310 Calculus I checkmark icon
MAT311 Discrete Math checkmark icon
MKT100 Principles of Marketing checkmark icon
MKT312 Marketing Communication checkmark icon
MKT315 Business Logistics Management checkmark icon
MKT475 Strategic Marketing checkmark icon
PHI201 Thinking it Through
PHI210 Critical Thinking
PHI220 Ethics checkmark icon
POL110 U.S. Government checkmark icon
POL300 Contemporary International Problems checkmark icon
PSY100 Psychology of Adjustment checkmark icon
PSY101 Smarter Decisions Through Psychology checkmark icon checkmark icon
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology checkmark icon checkmark icon
PSY205 Life Span Development checkmark icon checkmark icon
REL212 World Religions checkmark icon
SCI110 Introduction to Physical Science checkmark icon checkmark icon
SCI115 Introduction to Biology checkmark icon
SCI200 Environmental Science checkmark icon
SCI201 Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation checkmark icon checkmark icon
SEC310 Homeland Security Organization and Administration checkmark icon
SEC340 Computer Forensic Technology
SEC420 Perimeter Defense Techniques
SEC402 Cyber Security checkmark icon
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology checkmark icon
SOC101 The Story of Us: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration checkmark icon
SOC300 Sociology of Developing Countries