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Transferring to TMU is easy!

If you are planning on applying to TMU after you attend a community college, contact TMU Admissions to help you build a schedule that will best prepare you for transferring to TMU.

You can reach us as 661-362-2363 or

Application Checklist



Create your new TMU account or log in if you already have one, and complete the online application. If you have any questions as you do that, your admissions counselor is there to help.


Go through the traditional application process, which includes your online application, your essays & personal statement, your transcript and pastor’s recommendation. Depending on when you are applying, there is normally an application fee.

Test scores: transfer students do not need to submit ACT or SAT score.


Request Transcripts

Check and see if your school has an articulation agreement here:

Articulations (select ARTICULATIONS)

This is how you will know which of the classes you already completed will be accepted by TMU specifically from your school. We recommend only taking classes from this list, since it is guaranteed that they will transfer to TMU.

TMU currently has articulation agreements with colleges in the following states:

Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington.

If your college is not listed, simply e-mail us for approval.

2 things we need if your college is not on the articulation list:

  • Name of the college

  • Name/code/description of the course(s)

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Once you are accepted, TMU will have your official transcript evaluated by our registrar. Once evaluated, your counselor will contact you and let you know the official results.

Transfer FAQ

Do I need to read a doctrinal statement or handbook?

Yes. The Master’s University is a remarkable place. It is a place that celebrates the Lordship of Christ and the sufficiency of His Word to address every academic discipline and detail of life. The mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. Before continuing, we encourage you to read and pray through our doctrinal statement and student handbook:

  • Read the TMU Doctrinal Statement here

  • Read the TMU Student Handbook here

How many units do I need to be considered a transfer student?

You need to have at least 24 units post college, in order to be considered a transfer student.

How many units will TMU allow me to transfer in?

Up to 70 units from a community college.

Up to 94 units from another accredited university.

How do I know if my classes are going to transfer to TMU?

Check out our articulation agreement page on the website. We have a list of schools that we accept specific general education classes from.

If your college is not listed, please submit the name of the college, the name/code/description of the course(s) for approval.

Will my major specific classes be accepted?

The department chair of the desired major will evaluate each class individually. To do so, they will need the school name, course code, and brief description of the classes you are trying to transfer to TMU. Contact your Admissions Counselor for further information and instructions.

Will TMU accept my AA?

Do I still need to take the ACT or SAT?

If a student has taken at least 24 units post high school graduation, they do not need to send SAT or ACT scores, unless otherwise requested.

What financial aid is available as a transfer student?

A student can get a very accurate estimate of what academic scholarships are available (make sure to choose the transfer tab, not freshmen) by clicking below:

As a transfer student, your scholarship is based solely off of your GPA, again no SAT or ACT is required, unless otherwise requested.

What is the full transfer policy at TMU?

The full transfer policy and details is available here: []button

This includes:

  • Transfer Credit Policies

  • Credit Limits for Non-Traditional TMU Coursework

  • Credit by Examination

  • AP Information & Policies

  • CLEP Information & Policies

And additional information. Don’t hesitate to call or write, we can help!


Application Deadlines

PRIORITY DECISION: Receive full consideration for the Fall 2018 semester
FEB 23, 2018
ROLLING ADMISSIONS: We continue to accept applications but cannot guarantee consideration for Fall 2018