Transfer Credits at AIU Houston

At American InterContinental University (AIU), we are proud of the prior learning experiences our students bring with them, and we'll work with you to apply qualifying college courses and professional experience toward your degree in the form of transfer credits. Depending on how you meet the transfer requirements for your program, it may be possible to transfer up to 75% of the credit requirements for our associate's and bachelor's programs and up to 12 credit hours for our master's degree programs.

The credit transfer process can begin as soon as you enroll into AIU. One of our Prior Learning Assessment Specialists will look over your unofficial transcripts as well as your CLEP scores for any relevant courses to help you identify which credits may be eligible to transfer. Then we evaluate these eligible credits for transfer equivalency with the required courses in your chosen degree program to apply credit for relevant knowledge and skills you've already learned.

Basic Credit Transfer Requirements

  • You must submit unofficial transcripts for evaluation prior to beginning your degree program and official transcripts by the end of your first semester.
  • The courses must have been completed with a “C” or equivalent grade.
  • The courses must represent at least freshman-level work at the collegiate level.
  • If you’re transferring a degree or credit from another college, that institution must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • If you are seeking to receive course credit via an Advanced Placement (AP) Examination, you must earn a score of 3 or higher.

Matching Transfer Credits With Degree Requirements

Our Prior Learning Assessment Specialists can help you determine transfer equivalency between courses in your AIU program and those you've completed at a previous institution. This process is designed to apply qualifying courses so that you don't have to repeat lessons and material you've already covered in a past course, and may allow you to more quickly move on to all the new ideas and skills that await you in your degree program.

Earn College Credit for Qualifying Real-World Work Experience

Sometimes the institution where you start your higher education experience ends up not being the place to finish it, which is why we work to make it as convenient as possible for students transferring from community colleges in Texas. However, qualifying coursework at another college or university isn't the only way AIU students may qualify for transfer credits. Our Admissions Advisors will also work with you to help identify ways you may be able to receive credit for professional experience.

Additionally, we are proud supporters of veterans and members of our armed services, and we offer a number of opportunities to get college credit for military experience. Through our MOS Pledge program, we'll evaluate qualifying military training and experience at local bases to help you apply the maximum credit transfer towards your degree.

Transfer Credits to AIU Houston

Contact an AIU Admissions Advisor to discuss your options. They can work with you and a Prior Learning Assessment Specialist to transfer qualifying credits based on your prior education, work or military experience.


Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University catalog regarding AIU’s transfer credit policies

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