CalSouthern Welcomes Transfer Credits

Have you completed courses at other universities, community colleges or vocational schools without completing your degree? At CalSouthern, we understand responsibilities and obligations can sidetrack your education – and we welcome your transfer credits.

CalSouthern can get you back on track – fast. Our Evaluations team is here for you, and we’ll work hard to maximize the value of those credits.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

Evaluation of Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent directly to the CalSouthern Office of the Registrar from your previously attended institutions.

Accepting Transfer Credits

CalSouthern will evaluate the appropriateness and applicability of credit earned at other accredited or approved institutions. Coursework eligible for transfer must be relevant to the program, equal in unit value, and successfully completed with a “C” or better for undergraduate programs or a “B” or better for graduate programs.*

*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.

California Southern University welcomes all adult Learners and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation or in any other way in any of its policies, practices, or procedures involving applicants, learners, Faculty Mentors, staff, and the public. California Southern University reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone the University believes does not meet its academic standards.

Already attended CalSouthern?

CalSouthern is institutionally accredited – making our courses and degrees readily accepted in transfer to other colleges and universities. However, acceptance is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Check with the registrar’s office of the institution to which you intend to transfer CalSouthern academic credits or degrees.

To order CalSouthern transcripts, please visit the Transcript Requests page.

Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Institutional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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