Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees

If you have earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college, you may be eligible to have designated lower-level courses waived from the bachelor’s degree requirements. You will be awarded credit from your prior degree for an equal number of credits as the credit value of the waived courses, giving you an advanced start in the bachelor’s degree. All credits from the prior degree beyond the advanced start credit value are evaluated individually for potential transfer toward the remaining degree requirements.

Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and credits considered to be remedial, occupational, or specialized may not be eligible for advanced start. A degree must have a minimum of 90 quarter credits earned toward the degree and meet the standard prior learning assessment policies to be eligible for advanced start.

Not all bachelor’s degrees offer advanced start credit. Courses eligible for waiver with advanced start credit are indicated on the individual degree plan pages.