Transfer Credit Policy


Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy
Arirang University will consider awarding course credit toward the University’s degree program for credits earned in another institution of higher education. The requirements are as follows:

  • ARU will consider granting credit or coursework completed at colleges/universities in candidacy status or accredited by ACAOM or by another accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or the foreign equivalent). Such coursework must be equivalent to a course required by ARU.
  • Coursework to be considered for transfer must have been completed within ten years of the date of application, and the applicant must have received a grade of “C” or better. In cases where the applicant has utilized the knowledge of a course as part of his or her job, ARU has the discretion of accepting courses taken more than ten years previous.
  • In order to receive transfer credit, pertinent transcripts must be received from the original institution at the time of application for admission.
  • Transfer credit is granted only when the total hours for any given course have been documented.
  • Transfer credits may be granted for a limited number of courses to individuals who have passed a state administered licensing exam such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Nursing, etc. Applicants who have passed such an exam must be able to indicate a passing score in each of the specific areas for which transfer credit is requested.
  • Coursework taken at another institution after admission to ARU is not transferable unless approved in advance in writing by the Registrar, Student Affairs Coordinator or Academic Dean.
  • Coursework transferred into the program is not included when computing Grade Point Average.
  • ARU will not transfer in any clinical training credits.


Transferability of Credits earned at ARU
Students who wish to transfer their ARU credits to another institution are required to discuss this with the receiving institution. Transferability of credits earned at ARU is at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. Currently, ARU does not have any articulation or transfer agreements with any other college or university.

Prior Learning Equivalency for Prerequisite Requirements
As much as 30 semester units of the 60 units of prerequisites may be earned through prior learning assessment using a combination of the following assessment techniques;

  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Board College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • American College Testing Proficiency Examination Program (ACT/PEP)
  • U.S. Armed Forces Institute (USAFl) program
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) tests

Credit granted for certain CLEP Subject Examinations and General Examinations in Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and English Composition may be used to fulfill General Education requirements

For a complete subject listing of the CLEP examinations, information on study guides, important limits to granting of credit, and the location of examination sites, please visit the CLEP website at Equivalency credit for corporate and military training may be assigned according to the recommendations established by the American Council on Education in The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs and The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Forces.