The course(s) in which the student wishes to transfer must come from an accredited post-secondary institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Credit for courses from universities outside the US requires a review by an established foreign evaluation service which must be a member of NACES or AICE.
Internal Transfer Credits (from UoPeople Foundations courses)
UoPeople does allow its own Degree Seeking Students to transfer certain credits previously completed at UoPeople while studying as a student in UoPeople Foundations. Transfer credit will be awarded only:
- for a maximum of 5 courses in UoPeople Foundations, or 15 semester hours
- for courses at the 1000-level or above
- where a passing grade or higher was earned in the course
These courses will not be recorded on the transcript as applying towards a UoPeople degree until a Degree Seeking Student has completed at least one graded course after being accepted to the University for degree study. Courses that are eligible for internal transfer of credit from UoPeople Foundations in accordance with the conditions listed above will count towards meeting degree requirements, but the grades achieved in UoPeople Foundations will not be calculated in the degree student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
External Transfer Credits (from other institutions)
UoPeople is committed to ensuring that each and every credit transferred to its courses and programs is individually assessed, without partiality. During the evaluation process, every course credit is considered individually using all the information available to UoPeople. This includes a course description, test results (if any), and any additional information given during the application process. Applicants who submit a complete transfer credit request within seven days of receiving a qualifying email from the Office of Admissions may be able to complete the Transfer Credit Foundations Pathway if they have at least one course approved. This pathway permits the applicant to only complete UNIV 1001 with a grade of at least 2.00, rather than completing the above requirements.
UoPeople may award 50 percent of the credits required for an undergraduate degree program (exceptions may be made in special cases to a maximum of 75 percent). Hence, UoPeople will apply no more than 45 transfer credits toward the completion of an Associate degree and no more than 90 credits toward the completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
Every application is reviewed by the Office of Transfer Credit, which is responsible for assessing a course’s relevancy to the UoPeople degree program. Acceptance of credits is at the University’s sole discretion and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee transferring.
Students should then complete the degree program admissions process (the Foundations courses requirement according to the university policy) and become UoPeople degree students. Applicants will be able to apply for transfer credit up until they are admitted to the university and be able to reapply for transfer credit once they become a degree seeking student. Note that UNIV 1001 is non-transferable, therefore all applicants must complete this one Foundations course before becoming a degree student.
The credits which were unofficially approved will be officially approved and transfer into the student’s transcript only once the student has completed at least one degree course at UoPeople and only after paying an Evaluation Fee of $17 per accepted course.
Applicants who fail to pay the Evaluation Fee and transfer their credits into their UoPeople transcript within the required timeframe will be assumed to have declined the offer of transfer credit and their transfer credit application will be closed.
At its discretion, the University may re-review applications of rejected credits from students who wish to appeal the transfer credit decision by emailing the office of transfer credit at Transfer.Credit@uopeople.edu for the English programs and firstname.lastname@example.org for the Arabic Division..
UoPeople accepts credit transfers, according to its policy, which can be found on the UoPeople.edu website.