Finish faster and for less by taking advantage of what you already know.
CSU-Global works to maximize the number of credits you can use toward your degree program. Depending on your learning style, motivation, past experiences, and the degree you're pursuing, these alternative credit options might be able to help you finish your degree faster and more affordably.
Alternative credit options allow you to demonstrate competency in a particular subject area through a combination of knowledge, prior experiences, and independent learning.
Acceptance of credit is based on scores, the degree being pursued, and when the credit was received. Exam credit options include:
Please note that not all tests are accepted and students who are interested should contact their advisor for more information.
CSU-Global recognizes military nontraditional credit (training and occupational experience) by evaluating military transcripts for applicability toward your online undergraduate degree.
CSU-Global may accept credits for military service that have been evaluated according to the ACE Guidelines. Content of credit accepted in transfer may not duplicate coursework previously taken. Military service credit is evaluated when official copies of transcripts from military schools are received.
The American Council on Education (ACE) reviews training courses and occupational experiences and makes a credit recommendation for potential college transfer.
The ACE Military Guide allows you to research a training course you may have taken, or your current occupation, using the ACE ID number listed on your military transcript. ACE also provides a list of frequently asked questions and a Transfer Guide to help you better understand your military service credit.
Please note that a credit recommendation by ACE is not a guarantee, but it does help to evaluate your military transcripts for possible credit transfer. Please review the Academic Catalog for our transfer policies.
Non-Collegiate credit other than exam or military service credit, such as non-collegiate courses, corporate trainings, certifications, professional licenses, etc., may be considered for transfer toward a bachelor's degree if it has been evaluated according to the ACE Guidelines, reviewed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS), and does not duplicate credit already accepted in transfer.
CSU-Global may accept credit that has been earned at non-U.S. institutions.
If non-U.S. coursework is consistent in level and content with courses offered at regionally accredited U.S. institutions credit may be applied toward a CSU-Global degree. Transcripts must be reviewed by an approved evaluation service in order to be considered for transfer.
Approved evaluation services are listed at naces.org.
CSU-Global will accept credit for the following IT certifications. Students must submit official documentation reporting successful completion of each certification. Content of credit accepted in transfer may not duplicate coursework previously accepted or completed.
|Course Code||Title||Transfer Credit Certificate|
|Introduction to Computer-Based Systems||CompTIA A+|
|ITS315||Introduction to Networks||CompTIA Network+, CCNA|
|ITS350||Information Systems Security||CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CASP, CISSP, CISM, CEH, CISA|
|ITS400||Information Technology Project Management||CompTIA Project+, PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt|
|ITS410||Database Management||Microsoft Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL 2012 Databases|
|ITS420||Advanced Networking Systems||CompTIA Linux+|
|ITS430||Network Enterprise Solutions||Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Administrator|
|ITS439||Virtualization Technology Fundamentals||VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals certification|
|ITS441||Cloud Technology Fundamentals||CompTIA Cloud+ certification|
|ITS443||Server Virtualization Technologies||Microsoft Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 exam 70-246|
For more detailed information about alternative credit options, please contact your advisor or see the Academic Catalog.