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Transfer Credits

Do you accept transfer credits from a master-level or higher for the undergraduate level?

Yes, UoPeople accepts all official post-secondary credentials for transfer credit: associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. UoPeople will not accept remedial credits, experiential credit or continuing education units.

UoPeople will consider accepting transfer credit for a course in any instance in which the course content is equivalent to that of...
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Is there a limitation to the amount of credits I can transfer?

For undergraduate degree programs, UoPeople may award the transfer of up to 50% of the required program credits.
This means that students can transfer no more than 45 credits towards the completion of an associate’s degree, no more than 90 credits towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree and...
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Can I edit my request for transfer credit after I submit it?

No. Do not submit your request unless you have filled in all the courses you would like to have evaluated. You will not be able to edit or submit additional courses once you have submitted your application in the Self Services Portal.

Do you accept transfer credits on behalf of a military service/professional experiences?

UoPeople currently does not accept the following credits for transfer:

– Remedial Credits

– Experiential Credit

– Continuing Education Units

For more information, please visit our page about transferring credits to UoPeople.

How can I pay to Transfer Credit?

You may pay the Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee in all accepted payment methods at UoPeople, besides wire transfer. Including:
PayPal – Transfer the money via your account to [email protected] – this is the ideal and simpler way to make the payment.
 
Other, offline, methods which may...
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I cannot afford to pay the transfer credit evaluation fee. Do you have grants or scholarships for that?

Asking for credit evaluation does not cost money. Only if and when your transfer credit request is approved, you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee of $17 per accepted course to cover the evaluation costs. You may choose not to pay if you decide not to transfer the credit. For those...
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Now that you accept transfer credits, can I skip some Foundation courses?

If you complete your transfer credit request within seven days after receiving the email notifying you that you are qualified for admission, you may be able to be admitted to the Transfer Credit Foundations Pathway. Those in this Foundations program only need to complete Online Education Strategies (UNIV 1001). Those...
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Can I transfer UoPeople credits to other universities?

Like other universities, UoPeople cannot guarantee that its students or their credits will be accepted by other academic institutions, since this is determined by each institution individually. If you are looking to transfer credits earned at UoPeople to another institution, students should consult and verify with the receiving institution regarding...
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Why does it cost money to transfer credits?

Asking for credit evaluation does not cost money. Only if and when your transfer credit request is approved, you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee of $17 per accepted course to cover the evaluation costs. You may choose not to pay if you decide not to transfer the credit. For those...
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Who should I contact with questions about transfer credits?

You may apply for the transfer of credits in the UoPeople Portal. For detailed information about our transfer credit process, please visit our Transferring Credits to UoPeople page on our website. You are also encouraged to reach out to your advisor directly for additional information. If...
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Can I transfer credits to UoPeople?

Sure! UoPeople accepts transferred credits for college level courses from accredited institutions in and outside of the US.  To learn more, please visit our page about transferring credits to UoPeople.

If I get a computer science degree from uopeople, Can I use it to apply to graduate school in the US?

Like other universities, UoPeople cannot guarantee that its students or their credits will be accepted by other academic institutions, since this is determined by each institution individually. If you are looking to transfer credits earned at UoPeople to another institution, students should consult and verify with the receiving institution regarding...
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Can a student apply for masters program with other universities with a degree from Uopeople

The UoPeople degree is an accredited, American degree. Having said that, it is at the discretion of each institution as to which students to accept into their programs. Students are advised to contact the institution that you are interested in applying to in order to determine whether they will accept...
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Are University of the People degrees transferable?

Like other universities, UoPeople cannot guarantee that its students or their credits will be accepted by other academic institutions, since this is determined by each institution individually. If you are looking to transfer credits earned at UoPeople to another institution, students should consult and verify with the receiving institution regarding...
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Will my degree be accepted at other universities?

University of the People and all of its academic degrees are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Students will need to check with their individual institution regarding whether degrees/credits from UoPeople are accepted.