Transfer Policies


Per ECU’s Undergraduate Catalog, transfer course work will be evaluated based on:

  • the accreditation of the institution,
  • the grade earned in the course, and
  • the credit hours completed.

There is no limit to the amount of transferable credit ECU can award; however, to earn an undergraduate degree with ECU, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 25% of the credit hours for the degree must be completed at ECU.
    • A minimum of 50% of the total hours required in the major must be completed at ECU.
  • A minimum of 50% of the credit hours for the degree must be earned through an institutionally accredited senior college.

In order to avoid ineligibility due to “max time frame, students wishing to utilize Federal Financial Aid should also familiarize themselves with CPOS.


Transfer of college level coursework will be considered from any institutionally accredited college, technical institute, or university.


Only coursework where a student has earned a “C-” (1.7) or higher will transfer. Any course where a student earned a “D” or below will not be considered for transfer.

Credit Hours

For a course to be a direct equivalent to an ECU course, the credit hours must match. In other words, a two semester credit course cannot transfer as a three semester credit course; a three semester credit course cannot transfer as a four semester credit course. If a course meets the first two transfer policy criteria but is short on credit hours, it doesn’t necessarily mean the credits won’t transfer. In most cases these hours will show up as electives, just not as direct equivalents.

Non-traditional Credit

Non-traditional credit could refers to any credit earned outside of a traditional college or university. Each type of non-traditional credit may have its own policy regarding transfer-ability.

Credit for Prior Learning
Alternative Credit Earning

ECU does not guarantee transfer credit from any of the below sources. However, some courses may transfer with the submission of an official transcript from the company plus an official ACE transcript. We highly recommend seeking department input before paying for a course with one of these companies.

  • Coursera
  • edX
  • Outlier
  • Sophia
    • Click here to see existing Sophia credit equivalencies.
  • Straighterline
    • Click here to see existing Straighterline credit equivalencies.
  • Udemy
  • UniversityNow