Transferring Credits from a Community College to AIU Atlanta
At AIU Atlanta, we offer students the opportunity to transfer qualifying credits* from select community colleges in Georgia towards undergraduate and graduate degree programs at AIU. We also accept qualifying college credit from applicable institutions throughout Georgia and the United States that have been accredited by the Department of Education. It may not be necessary to start over from scratch — AIU may be able to help you to build on the schoolwork and experience you’ve already completed.
Basic Transfer Requirements for Academic Credit
While you may have the opportunity to transfer classes from a community college or other eligible institutions to university degree programs at AIU Atlanta, there are some basic requirements to keep in mind. These transfer requirements include:
- Previously earned degrees or courses must come from an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, all qualifying official transcripts are subject to review by AIU.
- Only qualifying undergraduate coursework in which you have received a “C” or above (or equivalent) or graduate coursework in which you received a "B" or above (or equivalent) may be eligible to transfer.
- All collegiate credits to be considered must be at least at a freshman level.
- At least 25% of your undergraduate degree program credits must be completed in residence to qualify for graduation from AIU. Transfer credit from other institutions may not exceed 12 credits at the graduate level.
- Students who plan to transfer credits from a community college or qualifying institution to university programs at AIU must provide unofficial transcripts for evaluation prior to starting coursework, and must provide official transcripts by the end of their first term at AIU.
In some cases where credits do not transfer, you may be able to earn credits by demonstrating competency in a given subject. You may be eligible to transfer credits through alternative ways like a competency exam (such as a DSST examination or CLEP test). If you achieve a score of 3 or higher in an AP Examination, you may be awarded proficiency credit toward relevant course requirements.
When transferring from a community college to a bachelor’s degree program, you may consider earning credit for the work you’ve already completed.
Local Community College Transfers
You might also consider schools that have articulation agreements with your current community college. An articulation agreement stipulates certain classes that have been preapproved for transfer credit from one institution to another.
American InterContinental University has established articulation agreements with institutions to help students transfer classes from community college to university programs. Our Educational Alliances Centers work to ensure that you can transfer your coursework, having established partnerships with the following schools:
- Community College of the Air Force
- Language Consultants International (LCI)
- Lee Community College
Even in the absence of an articulation agreement, your previously earned college credits may be eligible for transfer, subject to evaluation by AIU. If you have any questions about the transfer process to AIU Atlanta or admissions in general, connect with one of our Admissions Advisors.
*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
Classes Start December 11, 2019