Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Ashford University Admissions

You'll be thrilled to learn that students seeking a Bachelor's degree at Ashford may transfer up to 90 approved credits of previous coursework. Once you're matriculated, Ashford University will attempt to request your official transcripts and complete an evaluation to determine which credits are applicable to your program. Talk to an Enrollment Services Advisor to find out how your credits can transfer. 

Please note that transferring credits is always subject to Ashford University transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. Your official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will apply toward an Ashford University degree program.

Our Financial Services department will determine eligibility for Financial Aid based on your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other required documentation. For more information on the types of aid available, please visit our Online Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Students who enroll in a Bachelor's degree program with zero transfer credits and stay continuously enrolled can expect to finish their degree in four years. Many students who transfer in a large number of credits from previous schools often graduate in a much shorter time frame. For example, if you transfer in 60 semester credits and stay continuously enrolled, you could finish in two years.

Courses run continuously, rather than in semesters. Typically, you take one course at a time and move on to the next course without a break. Opportunities to enroll and begin a course sequence in a degree program are available almost every week.

Review the student cohort retention, persistence and graduation rates in the Behind the Numbers segment of the section about Institutional Data.

Online Associate's degrees require you to complete up to 67 credits, all program and course requirements, and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA. You must earn a minimum of 18 credits at Ashford University.

Online Bachelor's degrees require you to complete 120 credits, all program/course requirements, and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA. You must complete 30 upper-division credits, of which 18 credits must be from major coursework. You must also earn a minimum of 30 credits at Ashford University to meet the residency requirement.

Ashford's Master's degree programs have different credit requirements. For your Master's degree graduation requirements, please visit your specific degree's web page.

Ashford’s Doctoral degree programs have different credit requirements. For your Doctoral degree graduation requirements, please visit your specific degree’s web page.

To find federal grants and loans for your degree, you must first fill out and submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your federal financial aid eligibility. There is no charge, and you do not have to be admitted to apply. But you must be enrolled before your funds will be applied toward tuition and fee costs. Ashford University's school code is 001881.

Please visit Scholarships.com and Fastweb.com for additional information on outside scholarships. You should always research additional grants and scholarships to help fund your education.

You may use Ashford's online application. If this is your first time applying to Ashford, you will need to register an account.

Visit the Ashford Admissions page, or call 866.711.1700 to speak with an Enrollment Services Advisor.

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