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5 Questions to Ask When You Transfer Colleges to GCU

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business  

Transferring colleges is a big milestone for a number of students. Grand Canyon University understands the gravity of the decision-making process and how it can weigh heavily on your mind. To eliminate any stress or nerves, here are some of the most important questions to ask when you transfer colleges to GCU.

What are the admission requirements for transfer students?

GCU’s admission requirements vary based on the number of eligible transfer credits you have taken. Check out our requirements and work with a transfer specialist to find out if you are eligible for admission.

How will my previous college credits transfer?

GCU offers a service called the LOPES Credit Evaluation, which helps you estimate how many credits will transfer and how quickly you can earn your degree at GCU. During this process, you are assigned to a LOPES specialist, who will review your transcripts and determine how your credits may transfer to your program of choice.

The best part? Grand Canyon University can accept up to 90 credits from your previous institution (if the credits meet the degree and specific course requirements) or up to 30 credits from alternative credit options.

Can I earn credits for military and/or life experiences?

Yes! GCU recognizes that you may have earned potential college credit through military training or life experiences. A military enrollment representative can help you evaluate your transcripts to determine how many credits can be accepted.

If you have gained life experience that may qualify as credit, then you have the opportunity to take the Lifelong Learning Assessment and earn up to eight general education or elective credits.

Are scholarships available for transfer students?

Several GCU-specific scholarships are available for students who transfer to Grand Canyon University. For example, students may qualify for the Indirect Start Scholarship, Priority Registration Grant, Phi Theta Kappa Grant and many more! GCU also permits numerous outside scholarship opportunities to be combined with GCU scholarships to help you pay for your education.

What are the tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state transfer students?

At Grand Canyon University, tuition rates for in-state, out-of-state and international students are all the same! This allows every student to get an education at an affordable rate. Plus, in-state students can qualify for a grant by graduating from one of GCU’s participant high schools.

Grand Canyon University aims to make your transferring process as smooth as possible. To learn more about the opportunities available to transfer students, visit our website or contact us today using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

About Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Digital Marketing Assistant

Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation. When she’s not studying or working on campus, she likes to practice and perform with her dance team and spend time with her friends and family.

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