Seamless Credit Transfer Policies

Minimize Your Time to Graduation

Our seamless transfer policies work to maximize your credit transfer so you can graduate in as little as nine, 12, or 18 months.*

We have several transfer policies, and each is designed to minimize your time to graduation. Whether you plan to earn a Certificate, Diploma, Associate’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to take advantage of:

  • Transferring up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree1
  • Credits accepted from both regionally and nationally accredited institutions
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously earned general education and certain degree-specific credits2
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Credit by examination, tests are offered free of charge to Rasmussen College students)3
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams with a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College4
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript

As a transfer student, you may also qualify for our new Achieve Scholarship if you enroll full-time, helping make your degree even more affordable.

We have many more transfer policies in place to help you earn your degree as quickly as possible. The tabs below include more information about our degree-specific transfer policies.

* Time to completion is dependent on number of transfer credits awarded and credits completed each term.

AcceleratED

Our AcceleratED transfer policies were designed to maximize your credit transfer and help you graduate in as little as 18 months.*

  • Transfer your Associate’s degree—regardless of area of study and date of completion—to complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Transfer successfully completed credits, regardless of subject of study**
  • General education credits have no expiration date
  • Transfer credits from previous learning and military experiences

Call 855-275-1093 to speak with one of our program managers and receive an estimate on your credit transfer within 24 hours.

Rasmussen College reserves the right to accept or deny transfer of credit based on the guidelines found in the Rasmussen College course catalog.
*Time to complete will depend on number of credits transferred and number of credits taken by student each quarter.
**See Rasmussen College course catalog for terms and restrictions.

I Want to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

As an incoming Bachelor’s degree transfer student, you may be eligible to take advantage of the transfer policies listed above, as well as the following transfer policies:

  • I’m transferring to Rasmussen College with a conferred degree
    • Transfer your entire Associate’s degree and enter at junior status if you have an Associate’s degree and are seeking a Bachelor’s degree in a similar field—this also means you will not have to complete any pre-requisites for most degrees5
    • Transfer all general education courses from your previously-earned Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, regardless of course of study6
    • o Transfer up to 41 unrestricted lower division degree-specific credits7

 Contact a program manager today at 888-549-6755 or complete the form on the right and one of our program managers will contact you to discuss transferring your college credit to Rasmussen College.

I Want to Earn an Associate’s Degree

As an incoming Associate’s degree transfer student, you may be eligible to take advantage of the following transfer policies:

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree1
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits2
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Credit by examination, which gives you an opportunity to test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge. These tests are offered free of charge to Rasmussen College students3
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College4
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript

Contact a program manager today at 888-549-6755 or complete the form on the right and one of our program managers will contact you to discuss transferring your college credit to Rasmussen College.

Complete Your Degree Plan

Transferring to Rasmussen College is seamless:

  1. Contact a program manager to discuss your transfer questions.
  2. Provide your official or unofficial transcripts to Rasmussen College and receive an estimate of your transfer credits.*
  3. Complete a Rasmussen College application.
  4. Request your official transcripts from your previous college (if you haven’t already provided them to Rasmussen College) to be submitted to Rasmussen College.
  5. Receive your official credit transfer evaluation report from Rasmussen College and work with your student advisor to create your degree plan.*

Contact a program manager today at 888-549-6755 or complete the form on the right and one of our program managers will contact you to discuss transferring your college credit to Rasmussen College.

*Rasmussen College reserves the right to accept or deny transfer of credits based on guidelines defined in the course catalog.  Rasmussen College transfer policies vary by state and degree; contact your local campus to discuss your credit transfer options.

Based on Your Degree, You may Qualify for Other Transfer Policies

As an incoming transfer student interested in one of our specialized degrees, we will perform a course-by-course evaluation of your courses with a grade of C or higher, and you may be eligible to take advantage of the following transfer policies:

  • RN to BSN: If you have an unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license and successfully completed an Associate’s degree, you will receive a block transfer of 113 credits8
  • Surgical Technologist: If you graduated from a CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited surgical technology Diploma or Certificate program and hold CST certification, you will receive a block transfer of 60 credits9
  • Mobility Practical Nursing: If you have completed a practical nursing program and hold a current MN LPN license, you will receive a block transfer of credit toward your professional nursing degree and your registered nurse credential10

Contact a program manager today at 888-549-6755 or complete the form on the right and one of our program managers will contact you to discuss transferring your college credit to Rasmussen College.

Notes

(1) Students must complete 33% of their program requirements at Rasmussen College, and no more than 67% may be completed via transfer credits, course waivers, credit by examination, or other means. Students in the Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Associate’s Nursing programs must complete at least 50% of their program requirements at Rasmussen College, and no more than 50% may be completed via transfer credits, course waivers, credit by examinations, or other means. Students eligible and approved for the Surgical Technologist AAS Completer Block Transfer must only complete 33% of their program requirements at Rasmussen College, and no more than 67% may be completed via transfer credits, course waivers, credit by examination, or other means.

(2) Time limits are imposed on some programs and courses, specifically in the Schools of Technology, Design, Nursing, and Health Sciences.

(3) A credit by examination may be taken only once for each course. Some courses in the School of Health Sciences and Nursing are not available for credit by examination.

(4) Refer to the course catalog for more information on qualifying school of study and requirements for course waivers.

(5) Refer to the 2+2 matriculation policy for complete details and restrictions.

(6) Refer to the General Education Block Transfer For Baccalaureate Candidates for complete details and restrictions.

(7) Refer to the Bachelor Completer Block Policy for complete details and restrictions.

(8) Refer to the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing Policy for complete details and restrictions.

(9) Refer to the Surgical Technologist AAS Completer Block Policy for complete details and restrictions.

(10) Refer to the Mobility Professional Nursing Block Policy for complete details and restrictions.