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Transferring - Simplified!

Articulation Agreement: Transfer Credit From Local Community Colleges

Transfer to Ashford University to fulfill your educational goals.

What You Should Know:

  • You can transfer up to 90 community college credits toward Ashford's Bachelor's programs, including Associate of Arts and Associate of Science credits.
  • Credits you've earned toward an Associate's degree at an accredited community college might apply towards Ashford University's general education requirements.

Articulation Agreements

Ashford University currently has articulation agreements with several regional community colleges. Please visit Ashford's articulation agreement page to see the complete list.

Transfer Procedures

Students who plan to transfer to the University from another college or university should apply online, or download an admissions application and mail it to the Admissions Office. Then, have your official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office from each college or university previously attended. If you have fewer than 30 transferrable semester credit hours, you will also need to submit an official copy of your high school transcript.

Credits earned from a regionally or approved nationally accredited institution as part of an Associate's degree where a student earned a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher are accepted as fulfilling all General Education and competency requirements of a Bachelor's degree program, with the exception of the General Education capstone, as long as either:

  • The student meets the general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees offered through state universities in which the college granting the Associate degree resides;
  • The transfer credits have been evaluated and deemed acceptable by the University Registrar's Office.

Transfer Student Checklist

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Have your current college/university send an official, final transcript to Ashford University's admissions office.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) at The Ashford University code is 001881.
  4. Contact Financial Services for information on how to finance your education.
  5. Complete the Ashford University Enrollment Agreement and Ashford University Opportunity Grant Application.
  6. Contact the Residence Life Office to inquire about living arrangements.
  7. Get your student ID picture taken and get your parking sticker.
  8. Buy your books at the University Bookstore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will all my credits transfer?
Ashford's Registrar Office will evaluate your transcript(s) from previously attended colleges or universities and determine how many credits will transfer. We know you have worked hard already and don't want you to have to repeat coursework.

Are scholarships available to transfer students?
Yes, as a transfer student you may qualify for scholarships in athletics based on your skill level or on academic merit. First, complete your FAFSA and have it sent to Ashford. Our Financial Aid Office will determine any financial aid that is available to you. The academic merit scholarships are based on your GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and include the following:

  • The Dean's Scholarship (3.00-3.24 GPA) awards $10,000 toward your tuition per academic year;
  • The Provost's Scholarship (3.25-3.49 GPA) awards $12,500 per academic year; and
  • The President's Scholarship (3.5+ GPA) awards 100% of tuition paid per academic year. That amount is currently $15,720! An added benefit for recipients of this scholarship is that they may also apply for an annual room and board scholarship - a $6,000 value - through completing a separate President's Scholarship Room and Board Application.

Do transfer students take longer to graduate?
The length of time to completion depends on how many of your courses are accepted toward your program completion and how many credits are required for your chosen program.

If I transfer, can I still do an internship?
Of course. If you're interested in an internship, speak with your Academic Advisor or the Office of Alumni and Career Services, 563.242.4023, ext. 7386.

Fast Facts

  • Ashford's student-to-faculty ratio is 15-1; there are no graduate teaching assistants.
  • Ashford athletics teams, The Saints, participate in 17 intercollegiate sports.
  • Many social and recreational activities and organizations are available.
  • Scholars Institute, the University's honors program, offers an enhanced undergraduate experience for highly motivated students in any of the University's academic programs.
  • The Flavian Achievement Center's staff helps students enhance their abilities in reading, writing, math, and other subjects.
  • Full residence life program; single and double rooms available.
  • Internships available.
  • Cumulative GPA completion rate exceeds the national average.

Call 800.242.4153 to discuss completing your degree today.