April 24, 2014

Transfer Credits

Have you already started your education at another school, or have life experience to test out of a class or two? McKinley College accepts transfer credits from other accredited colleges, CLEP exams and ACE-evaluated courses, DSST exams and ECE.

We also offer credit for the knowledge and life experience you may have gained working in your field.

Common Questions about Transfer Credits

How do I get a transcript from my past school?
Follow the instructions on this transcript request form (pdf) to have an official transcript sent from your previous school to McKinley College. The registrar will evaluate your transcript for transfer credit.

How do I transfer credits to McKinley College?
To submit CLEP exam, ACE-evaluated courses, DSST, ECE or college transcripts to McKinley College, submit a transfer credit form (pdf). Read the instructions on the form for more information on potential sources of transfer credit. The registrar will evaluate all transfer credit requests.

Can I get credit for my work experience in the field?
Absolutely! McKinley College believes in the value of on-the-job learning. To get credit based on life experience, you may test out of some McKinley college classes by taking a Life Experience Exam for a fee of $50. To learn more about which classes are eligible to test out of, see the McKinley College Catalog. To request a Life Experience Exam, fill out the request form (pdf) and submit it to the Registrar.

Will McKinley College Credits transfer to another school?
Individual schools establish the transfer credit policy for their school. Like other colleges or universities, McKinley College cannot guarantee that all schools will accept its credits in transfer. McKinley has agreements with other schools that will accept many of the credits earned with McKinley provided you meet the registration requirements of the school. Our graduates have the option of pursuing a bachelor degree with one of our partner schools. Certain restrictions apply. Students desiring to transfer credits to another institution should contact the new school about their transfer credit guidelines and requirements.

To learn more about McKinley College’s transfer credit policies, see the full McKinley College Catalog (pdf).