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Transfer Credit

Theoria follows the CSU transfer calendar. Theoria accepts transfer academic credit from institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and /or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Transferrable courses with a grade of “D” or above may apply to undergraduate degree requirements unless a minimum grade of “C” is required to satisfy specific program requirements. “D’s” are not accepted as a transfer credit for English composition or any mathematics requirement for any degree program. 


Transcripts that are not in English must be evaluated by an approved third party, such as those recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. Evaluators possess expertise in the educational practices of the country or origin must include an English translation of the review. All translated material must be official. 

Professional Licenses, Certificates, and Training Programs 

Theoria uses guidelines established by the American Council on Education (ACE) to determine if certain training programs, certificates, professional licenses, and/or military training warrant awarding academic credit. The following ACE publications are used:

  • The National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training

  • Military Guide: Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Credit by Examination

Theoria accepts credit by examination and uses guidelines established by ACE to determine if the examinations warrant awarding academic credit. Provided minimum passing scores are met, Theoria accepts credit by examination from testing centers, to include buy not limited to, the following examples:

  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • DSST

Experiential or Equivalent Learning

Theoria takes into consideration that adult learners gain knowledge outside of a traditional academic environment and will consider experiential learning credit through a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) review. A PLA review is performed by subject matter experts with experience in the evaluation of prior learning and follows the Council for Adult Experiential Learning’s (CAEL) Ten Standards for Assessing Learning. Interested Theoria students are responsible for collecting documentation to build a portfolio. 

Technical Credit 

Technical credit will require a review and decision by the appropriate Academic Program Director in order 

to assess comparable course content and learning outcomes alignment to determine transferability.

Credits evaluated transfer from other educational institutions must have been:

  • Earned and recorded on an official transcript at a school that was accredited by an agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Earned within 5 years prior to or after matriculation.

  • Earned in courses posting a “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

  • Earned in a course where the content is equivalent to the corresponding Theoria Technical College course or where the content is considered to enhance the student’s education.

  • Approved prior to registering for the course.

The school also considers credits for transfer from educational accomplishments attained in extra- institutional settings that are recognized by the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials.

Minimum Requirements for the Evaluation of Credit

Minimum Requirements for the Evaluation of Credit

The maximum number of credits accepted for transfer to a Theoria Technical College is 24 units of the required number of credits to complete the program of study.

Transfer Credit Decision Appeal

Students may appeal transfer credit decisions by submitting the Transfer Credit Decision Appeal form to the Academics Department, which will be escalated to the appropriate Academic Program Director for consideration.

Appeals must be submitted to

Course Numbering System 

Course numbering system also followed by CSU System when transcript evaluations take place. Courses numbered 0-99 are remedial, 100-199 freshman level, 200-299 sophomore level, 300-399 junior level, 400-499 senior level, 500-599 graduate level, 600-699 graduate level, 700 master’s thesis, and 800 doctoral dissertations.

Transferof Credit Process

Transfer of Credit Process

  1. Contact Academics Advisor to start transcript review for transfer to Theoria

  2. Upon contact with Academics Advisors prepare and send school transcripts for review

  3. Receive a final review of credit that can be transferred from the Academics Advisor. (Free)(Process can take up to three to four weeks)

  4. Choose to pay $15 per unit cost for the finalization of transferred credit for eligible transferred course(s). 

Contact Academics Advisor

Get in touch so we can schedule a transcript review for credit transfer.

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