Transferring College Credit

Transferring College Credit into Marylhurst

Marylhurst is a Degree Completion University

Transfer Honor Roll 2018, Marylhurst UniversityThat means nearly all undergraduate Marylhurst students – more than 90 percent – transfer in prior college credit. Whether you are currently taking coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, just finished your associate’s degree at a community college or you started working toward a degree years ago but never finished, we can help you through the process of transferring to Marylhurst to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Our knowledgeable admissions counselors will make sure you get the maximum possible benefit from your previous academic work.

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Transferring Credit – That’s Our Thing!

We absolutely accept college credits from your previous institutions, and that includes credits that may be a few years (ok – even a decade or two) old. As part of your admissions process, we’ll look at each class you’ve taken (listed on your official transcripts) to determine which courses will transfer into your preferred major, and how many credits you have left to earn at Marylhurst. We can also  help you with transferring credits from international institutions.

Get your transfer credits evaluated for FREE!

If you want a preview of how your courses may transfer into Marylhurst before you apply, request a FREE unofficial transfer evaluation. To request this service, simply email

  Official Transfer Evaluation
Final determination of how your previous courses will transfer into Marylhurst is done after you are admitted. Shortly after you receive your admit notification, we will complete an official transfer evaluation. You’ll receive an email linking to your personalized Advising Worksheet, so you can see how your transfer credits have applied to your degree requirements.

Graduate Transfer Credit

Are you applying to a graduate program at Marylhurst? If you have graduate-level coursework already under your belt (aka – on your transcript), some of your courses may transfer into your grad program. When you apply, your transcripts will be evaluated to see if any credits qualify for transfer.

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Unique Scholarship Opportunities

Marylhurst University is committed to making a bachelor’s degree accessible. This includes providing scholarship opportunities that help make a quality, private education possible. We offer several unique scholarships focused on undergraduate transfer students:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship | Up to $5,000 per year for three years (up to $15,000 total)
    If you’re a member of Phi Theta Kappa (community college honor society), you’re qualified for this scholarship.
  • President’s Scholarship | Up to $4,000 per year for three years (up to $12,000 total)
    If you hold a 3.5 GPA or higher, you may qualify for the President’s Scholarship to complete your bachelor’s degree.
  • Trustee Scholarship | Up to $3,000 per year for three years (up to $9,000 total)
    If you hold a 3.0 GPA or higher, you may qualify for our Trustee Scholarship to complete your bachelor’s degree.

The scholarships featured above are just a sample of aid available to our students. We have an incredibly connected and supportive community who donates funds toward student scholarships. This gives us the opportunity to award more than a million dollars in scholarship aid each year, including to our military and veteran students, and those in specific degree programs – like English and Music Therapy.

Learn more about all the scholarships available to Marylhurst University students.

Credit for Prior Learning

Reduce your tuition and complete a bachelor’s degree faster by earning credit for what you already know from life and work experiences. For more than 40 years, Marylhurst has been a leader in developing innovative programs to assess your past non-college learning (such as on-the-job training) and applying that experience toward your undergraduate college credit. There are two options at Marylhurst: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or Credit-by-Exam.

Experience that may qualify for credit:

  • Volunteer work
  • Military training
  • On-the-job training
  • Community service
  • Parenting
  • Workshops and seminars
Learn about Credit for Prior Learning
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Got an Associate’s Degree?

Because Marylhurst is a bachelor’s degree completion university, we make it simple for you to go on with your education after you completed your associate’s degree at a community college.  In a nutshell,  when you apply, your community college credits will be evaluated, and most often you will be granted junior standing for purposes of financial aid. Please note that you will still need to complete all major and remaining general education requirements to complete your bachelor’s. To get a better sense of how your associate’s degree credits will transfer into Marylhurst, contact our admissions team for a free transfer credit evaluation –

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Co-Enrollment: Marylhurst + Community College

We partner with several community colleges in our region. Having co-enrollment means you benefit from the flexibility with course schedules and budgets. As a co-enrolled student, you complete one application and are able to attend both the community college partner and Marylhurst at the same time. Financial aid can be coordinated, and you have resources at both schools. We offer co-enrollment with the following community colleges:

Transfer Policy & More Details

Want in-depth transfer information, such as minimum grade requirements, age of transfer credit, credit hour equivalencies and more? Or, are you an academic counselor at another institution looking for additional detail on our transfer acceptance. What you’re looking for is our official Transfer Policy as well as transfer credit articulation listed under our Office of the Registrar. This has every tiny bit of detail about what type of credit we accept. Warning: it’s a bit dry and uses lots of legalese.

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