Our goal is for the transfer process to run smoothly. We do this by ensuring the courses you have taken at approved colleges and universities transfer as seamlessly as possible into the degree program of your choice. Below are a few general policies to assist you in planning which courses may transfer into Grand Canyon University programs. You can read more about these in the University's Policy Handbook.
- A maximum of 90 hours of transfer credit, no more than 84 credits of which can be lower division, can be applied to an undergraduate program at Grand Canyon University.
- The University generally accepts courses from accredited, GCU-approved colleges, universities, or programs provided the work is not of a highly-specialized nature and a grade of C or better is earned.
- No course with a grade below a C will count toward the required number of hours for an undergraduate degree.
- No course with a grade below a B will count toward the required number of hours for a graduate degree.
- The University will not transfer courses with a course number less than 100 or those of remedial content.
- Students who complete a transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) at an accredited, GCU-approved college, university or program may fulfill the University's general education requirements, with the exception of the University Success and Christian Worldview requirements.