You went to work early and came home when the kids were already asleep. You were a regular at your local community college. You launched your own business. You spent time away from family and friends as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Transferring to MBU Online
Types of Credit
Transfer Credit from Accredited Colleges and Universities
One of an advisor’s main objectives is to simplify the process to transfer up to 84 credit hours from another accredited college or university.
Students with an earned Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied in Nursing, or other approved transferable Associate degree from any regionally accredited college, meet all MBU general education requirements!
If you are transferring to MBU without an Associate degree (or with an Applied Associate’s degree that’s not nursing), we have a new, more flexible general education curriculum with a 36 credit (12 course) core.
Mary Baldwin’s unique agreement with the Virginia Community College system provides that any student with a transfer-oriented degree from one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges with a GPA of 2.5 or higher may qualify for guaranteed admission. See what specific VCCS classes will transfer.
Credit by Examination
Another way to earn credit is by taking College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. If you score at or above the appropriate level on a CLEP test, you receive three to six semester hours’ credit to apply toward your degree.
Prior Learning Portfolio
Your MBU Online advisor is eager to help you determine how professional experience, continuing education courses, and knowledge gained in other settings can also translate into credit.
The prior learning portfolio, which is submitted to faculty for evaluation, can incorporate:
- On-the-job experience.
- Volunteer service, reading, travel, and other pursuits.
- Service in the military or medical fields.
- Specialized training.
Nationally Standardized Assessment
Formal learning experiences sponsored by such non-collegiate agencies as the military and the American Institute of Banking can be assessed and awarded credit according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education.