The university policies and procedures are aligned with the needs of adult students who typically enroll in online programs. Many students will have accumulated transfer credits from previously completed college courses, credit by examination, military training or professional course work. The shared goal is to maximize the number of transfer credits into ALU programs that are allowable by the DEAC Accrediting Commission to ensure that the student is not paying multiple times for comparable credits previously earned.
As soon as the prospective student and the admissions representative have completed the application requirements, students may send an official transcript to the Registrar for transfer credit evaluation. An assessment is generated from the evaluation listing all course work that is transferable. The assessment is used to generate the student’s individual degree plan (IDP).
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An unofficial transcript, which may be sent from the applicant directly to ALU, will be accepted to expedite the credit evaluation, but an official transcript must also be submitted within 30 days from the start of the course directly to ALU from the institution or military branch where the credit was earned. Official transcripts can also be sent by the student as long as the official transcript is sealed from the originating institution. ALU does not accept transfer credits toward any credential-level certificate program.
Any applicant wishing to obtain transfer credit will need to complete an evaluation of prior legal education and submit all required materials to the State Bar of California. The form required can be accessed here. Along with this form a $100 check or money order made payable to the State Bar of California is required.
The law school may award transfer credit to an applicant, subject to the following limitations:
ALU has not entered into any transfer or articulation agreements with other law schools.