Alliance University welcomes transfer students from other academic institutions. It is our goal to make the transition as smooth as possible. If you’re ready to begin the application process, click here.

Transfer of Credit Policies

Although a certain degree of uniformity exists among colleges and universities, each institution is unique. Subsequently, it is not possible to guarantee absolute equivalency of credits in the transfer process. At Alliance University, coursework is evaluated based on several factors including, but not limited to, accreditation, equivalency of content and/or learning outcomes, and overall fit within the ethos of the program.

Alliance University seeks to provide the most equitable transfer of credits possible within the framework of the following policies:

  • Credits will only be accepted if documented on an official transcript. Students transferring from a school without regional accreditation should also submit the school’s course catalog.
  • Work from a non-accredited school will be evaluated in a manner appropriate to the particular institution.
  • Credits are transferred to meet the degree requirements of a specific major. A student’s choice of major may substantially affect their number of transferable and applicable credits.
  • To be eligible for transfer, a course must carry a grade of at least C- (courses equivalent to College Writing II and Education methods courses must have a grade of C or above).
  • Only credits, not grades or grade points, are transferred.
    Quarter credits are evaluated as 2/3 (two-thirds) of a semester credit. No fractional credits are transferred.
  • Students graduating with an associate degree from an accredited institution may be admitted as candidates for an Alliance University bachelor’s degree. In some programs, a full transfer of credit may be possible provided the earned associate degree required a minimum of a “C” average for completion. The student will still need to fulfill all Alliance University core curriculum requirements.
  • Transfer students who enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Alliance University with more than 45 applicable transfer credits may not need to meet the full 17-hour Bible core curriculum requirement if they take an average of one Bible core course per semester and no fewer than four Bible core courses while enrolled at Alliance University. One of those courses must be BIB 301 or BIB 302. This exception is not valid for students majoring in Bible, Christian Education, Church Music, Missiology, Pastoral Ministry, Religion, Youth Ministry, or a related Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is considered a transfer student?

A transfer student is anyone who has completed at least one full-time semester of coursework at another college or university after graduating from high school.

Do I need to submit my SAT/ACT scores when I apply?

You are encouraged, but not required, to submit your scores.

Are there grants for transfer students?

Students transferring with at least 20 credits are eligible for a grant based on their GPA.

Is there an orientation program for transfer students?

Yes. An orientation program is held for transfer students in the spring and fall. It is designed to provide a smooth transition to Alliance University.

What are Alliance University’s policies about transfer credits?

Our school’s transfer of credit policies are outlined below.