Non-Traditional Credits

Military Training and/or Experience

Credits may be awarded for military training and experience based on the evaluation and recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE). Veterans must submit DD Form 214 and/or DD Form 295 to evaluate training and/or experience. Students must submit transcripts of all coursework taken. Transfer credit will be granted upon evaluation of all coursework taken.

The University will maintain a written record for students of previous education and/or training that has been deemed transferable towards their program of study at TUW.

American Council on Education (ACE)

The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside the traditional classroom.

National College Credit Recommendation Services (NCCRS)

The National College Credit Recommendation Service evaluates training and education programs outside of traditional college classroom settings and translates them into college credit equivalencies.

Credit by Examination

Credit by examination allows students to earn college credits in courses with established college-level competence (at the undergraduate level). Students must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0) with the institution and currently enrolled in courses to be eligible to receive credit by examination. Prior to taking any credit by exam, students must verify with their educational advisor that the exam meets program requirements. Credits earned through credit by examination do not fulfill residency requirements. Credits earned will appear on the student’s official transcript as “CR” and will not be calculated into the student’s GPA. Students must request official test results be sent directly to the registrar’s office at the time of examination. Credits will not be posted until official results are received.

Students may earn credit by examination by submitting passing scores from Advanced Placement (AP) test, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Challenge Examination (CE), or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

A high school student who has successfully completed examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board with scores of four (4) or five (5) will receive credit after official results are received by the Registrar’s Office.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

 Students who receive a passing score on a CLEP examination will receive credits for the course if the course is directly applicable to the student’s program of study. Students may petition to have CLEP credits used to meet elective requirements if CLEP credits earned are not directly applicable to program requirements. CLEP Transfer Guide

DANTES Subject Standarized Tests (DSST)

Students who receive passing scores for exams taken through the DSST Program may be able to apply credits toward equivalent coursework needed for their degree program at TUW.  DSST offers exams for multiple college subject areas for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. DSST Transfer Guide

Students must provide their official transcripts by the end of their second session of enrollment. (16 weeks)*

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19 students that are currently on a Provisional status for two consecutive sessions, will have an 8 week extension to submit their documents. Your deadline is June 29, 2020. Please contact your school and order the missing documents.

Students with conditional admission may register for one session (8 weeks) only with maximum of 2 courses and raise their GPA (2.3 GPA for Undergraduate Students, 3.0 GPA for Graduate Students, and a GPA 3.3 for Doctoral students). No future registration is permitted if the condition is not removed. (You may or may not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid depending on the number of credits attempted while having conditional admission status.

*The transferability of credits are subject to Touro University Worldwide transfer credit policies.  Official transcripts are evaluated on an  individual basis to determine which credits can be applied towards your TUW program of choice.  Please speak with an enrollment advisor for more information.