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.
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:
- Complete the Online
Begin the transfer process by completing an online application.
- Request Your
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
- Wait for
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.
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.
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.
- 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.