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. Our 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 transferrable completed coursework that is transferable. This assessment is used to generate the student’s individual degree plan (IDP).
If transfer credit is applicable to the degree ALU will allow between 15% and 75% of the required credits to be transferred depending on the degree level. For a student receiving the maximum transfer credit tuition offset, the tuition for the total program is as follows:
|Program/ Degree||% Transfer Credits||Max. Transfer Credit ($)||Tuition Total Program|
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 diploma or certificate degree 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. This form, the Application for Evaluation of Law Study Completed and Contemplated, is found through the official website of the State Bar of California. 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.