2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    Jun 29, 2022  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit Limitations

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Overall Credit Maximums

Students may transfer in a maximum of 135 quarter credits toward completion of a Walden Undergraduate degree program. The maximum of 135 external quarter credits can be met via traditional course transfer or a combination of traditional course transfer and prior learning credit.

Prior Learning Credit Limitations

Students can have their skills and competencies evaluated for college-level credit by the following methods:

  1. Standardized national testing programs (credit by exam)
  2. ACE-approved training programs (including U.S. Military credit)
  3. Portfolio as recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) or Walden’s Center for Degree Acceleration
  4. Components of Professional Certifications that provide preparation for professional certifications and are recognized by professional organizations
  5. Professional Certifications recognized by professional organizations

No more than 30 quarter credits from any one of these categories will be accepted as transfer to Walden University with a maximum total amount of combined prior learning credit not to exceed the following:

  • 30 approved quarter credits for lower-division-level work (1000–2000)
  • 40 approved quarter credits for upper-division-level work (3000–4000)

Students pursuing a graduate degree program with Walden may not exceed the maximum transfer limit for the program.