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
Senior Vice President and Provost 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.
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 ensure 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 catalog.
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.
The Master’s University reserves the right to determine the amount of credit that will be awarded for all
AP/CLEP/IB/DSST transfer credit examinations. Credit for all AP courses other than science, is awarded based on a
score of “3,” “4,” or “5.” Credit for AP science courses is awarded based on a score of “4” or “5.” CLEP examination
credit may be granted for all courses based on a score of 55 or higher. The university will grant credit for IB examinations
with scores of “5,” “6,” or “7.” The University will grant credit for DSST examinations on an ACE recommended basis.
For students entering TMU as freshmen or sophomores, CLEP credit will only be awarded up to the end of the first
semester of his/her senior year. For transfer juniors or seniors, CLEP credit will be awarded up to the fourth week of
the final semester of the senior year.