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40% of TMU undergraduate students transfer in credits.

Our transfer requirements are flexible and easy for any student with community college classes, AP units, an Associate degree, those enrolled in athletic programs, online classes, or with other transferable classes.

Have you satisfied requirements for IGETC (CSU, UC) or BREADTH? 

Your General Education (GE) requirements may already be complete. This means no further non-Bible GE classes will be required at TMU.

Do you have 24 or more transferable units? 

You will only need to satisfy 1 (one) Bible course per semester until graduation.

Whether it's a specific Bible course or not, each student at Master's is taught the Bible in every class as we look to provide graduates an unshakable foundation of Scripture as they embark on a life of impact for the Savior. The admissions committee carefully walks you through each step of the application process, ensuring that The Master's University is indeed the right school for you.

Application Checklist


Complete your Online Application:

Online Application Total Cost Calculator

Complete and submit an application here. The application also requires:

  1. Two Personal Statements (approx. 300-500 words each)
  2. Pastor Recommendation: Must be completed by non-relative within your church. The recommendation can be filled out by a head pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, or elder. The form is sent directly to the pastor by inputting the pastor’s email address when prompted on the application.

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


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

Articulations (see “Transfer Courses”)

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.

Two items are required if your college is not on the articulation list:

  • (1) Name of the college

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

Email these items to

If you are ordering your transcripts through Parchment, our school name is spelled precisely as: “Master`s University And Seminary” (you may want to copy+paste)


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

Transfer FAQ

We have added some of the most commonly asked questions here. Find the full FAQ here in the Knowledge Base:

Knowledge Base

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 highschool, 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.

Am I required to take Bible courses at TMU?

Transfer students who have satisfied ALL of the requirements for either IGETC (UC or CSU) or BREADTH prior to enrolling at TMU will be considered to have their non-Bible GE class requirements complete. No further non-Bible GE classes will be required at TMU.

Bible General Education. Transfers with ≥ 24 units will only need to satisfy one Bible course per semester of enrollment until graduation. The first five, in any sequence, must be Old Testament Survey I & II, New Testament Survey I & II, and Essentials of Christian Thought.

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) to 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.

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. 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:

This includes:

    • Transfer Credit Policies
    • Credit Limits for Non-Traditional TMU Coursework
    • Credit by Examination
    • AP Information & Policies
    • CLEP Information & Policies

Don’t hesitate to call or write. We are here to help!


Application Deadlines

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Sept 1, 2019


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Nov 1, 2019

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Feb 17, 2020

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March 2, 2020

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