General Guidelines

These are the general guidelines governing the application of prior learning credit. Visit the individual school sections for program-specific admissions requirements.

  1. Credits earned in any combination of prior learning credit will not exceed 75 percent of the credits required or 50 percent of a graduate degree; however, in graduate programs, these courses must be completed by the time you enroll at Purdue Global. Missouri residents will not exceed 25 percent of a graduate degree in any combination of prior learning credit. Program-specific exceptions may apply. Please refer to the individual school sections for more information.
  2. You must provide evidence of prior learning prior to the first day of the course for which the credit is intended.
  3. Transcripts from foreign institutions (defined as those not located in the United States or its territories and not accredited by a U.S. accrediting agency) must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions, and you must have them evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator before submitting them to the Office of the Registrar. If you are applying to a program that requires completion of a prior degree, a transcript-level evaluation (and translation, if applicable) is generally sufficient. If you wish to have individual courses evaluated for transfer, you will need to commission a course-level evaluation (and translation, as appropriate).
  4. Courses must be relevant to the degree in which you are enrolled.
  5. Unless noted in the school-specific requirements, only transfer credit may be applied toward graduate programs.
  6. Prior information technology coursework must be consistent with the current knowledge and skills taught in an information technology course to be awarded transfer credit. In addition, coursework submitted for transfer credit evaluation should have been completed in the last 5 years. Students who seek credit for courses older than 5 years must submit a specific request for each course to be reviewed. Exceptions will be granted based on current and ongoing work experience and approval by the Dean or a designee.
  7. Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credits from other educational institutions or other sources of prior learning.
  8. Purdue Global considers a semester credit hour to be equal to 1.5 quarter credit hours. Course-to-course transfers based on course objectives or outcomes can also be applied.