The acceptance of transfer credits between institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving institution. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by California Southern University. Likewise, credits earned at California Southern University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its programs, policies, and regulations. For example, other law schools may not grant transfer credit for courses taken at the School of Law.

Have you previously taken college courses? Do you already have an undergraduate or graduate degree? You can finish your chosen degree program sooner than you previously thought! CalSouthern will evaluate your college transcripts and will accept credits appropriate to your new degree program.

Here are a few requirements to transfer academic credits to CalSouthern:
  • Transcripts - Must be sent directly from the Registrar of your prior colleges or universities to the Registrar at CalSouthern for review. Only official transcripts will be evaluated.
  • Number of Transfer Credits - A maximum of 90 transfer credits will be accepted into the Bachelor's programs for relevant undergraduate coursework. Six credits may be transferred into the MS, MBA and MSL programs for relevant graduate coursework. Nine credits may be transferred into the PsyD and DBA programs for relevant graduate course work. For the JD program, a maximum of two years of transfer credit may be awarded.
  • Accepting Transfer Credits - California Southern University may accept semester credits in transfer toward degree programs for coursework completed at appropriately accredited postsecondary institutions. Appropriately accredited postsecondary institutions are defined as those accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or by an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or, for non-United States institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.

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