TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES
TMU grants credit for college-level coursework from other colleges and universities based on the following criteria:
The student must have good standing at the institutions previously attended. Students who have been
dismissed or suspended from another college for disciplinary reasons must request that a letter be sent by the
dean of the college involved, detailing the reasons for such dismissal.
No courses will be transferred in which the grade earned was less than C (2.0). Credit will be given for
accepted courses that will apply to the student’s course of study at The Master’s University.
No more than 70 units of credit will be accepted from a community college. Courses for which bachelor’s
degree credit is allowed must be university transfer level.
No more than 94 units from other accredited institutions may apply toward fulfillment of degree
requirements at The Master’s University. Transfer students must take at least 12 semester units of upper
division work in their major at TMU.
Students who are transferring from an accredited institution and who have completed a lower division course
which had content comparable to an upper division course at The Master’s University may:
choose to retake the course at TMU to earn upper division credit for the course, or
choose to pass a competency exam to verify that the lower division course was comparable in rigor
to the upper division course at TMU. Passing the competency exam entitles the student to enroll in
another upper division course to earn sufficient upper division credits.
Transfer credit may be granted to students from unaccredited schools of collegiate rank upon approval of the
Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Registrar.
The Master’s University will grant credit for transferable college coursework taken before high school
graduation if taken from an accredited college. Official transcripts must be submitted and all other transfer
The maximum number of transfer credits that will be awarded for various types of “nontraditional” college
coursework from accredited institutions are as follows:
of Advanced Placement (maximum of 32 units), College Level Examination Program
(maximum of 18 units), and credit by TMU assessment (maximum of 12 units).
of transfer credit from military transcript with a maximum of 30 units applicable toward
meeting TMU general education requirements.
of non-traditional coursework (Directed Studies courses, correspondence courses,
computer- and WWW-based distributed education courses, or Video/ITV-based courses) may be
applied toward meeting TMU general education requirements.
The maximum number of credits for life experience assessment is 24 units.
Business Department Course Transfer Policy
The Master’s University Department of Business Administration seeks to insure the quality of its curriculum as
reflected in its graduates. One way this quality is safeguarded is through limiting the coursework that may be
transferred into the program. For more information, see the Department of Business Administration section in this
Credit by Examination
The Master’s University, as a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, recognizes the merits of the
Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the International Baccalaureate (IB), and
Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and will grant credit for passing scores in certain tests offered through
these programs. A student may earn a maximum of 32 semester units of transfer credit across the combination of AP
exams (maximum of 32 units), IB HL exams (maximum of 32 units), CLEP exams (maximum of 18 units), and DSST
(maximum of 18 units). If a student takes a college course for which he or she has already received AP or CLEP
credit, then he or she forfeits that transfer credit.