Transfer Students

We gladly welcome students with previous college credit and strive to ensure their academic transition is as easy as possible.

Undergraduate Transfer Guidelines

The admissions office considers transfer students on the basis of their previous coursework. To complete a transfer application, students must submit official transcripts from all the institutions of higher education they have attended.

Students who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours (or the equivalent) must follow freshman entrance procedures and show a cumulative grade point average on previous coursework of 2.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. All transfer students must earn 24 semester hours from King University for an associate’s degree or 48 semester hours from King University for a bachelor’s degree.

Prior Law Enforcement Training Credit – A student who has completed a state-approved law enforcement academy or training program may be awarded up to 12 semester hours of general elective credit. To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria: Be a current state-certified or federal law enforcement officer, or have been a state-certified or federal law enforcement officer within the past 5 years, and have successfully completed 12 or more semester hours of academic coursework in criminal justice at King University with a grade of C- or better.

Previously Earned Degrees from Another Institution

King University will recognize transfer candidates who have earned a degree prior to matriculation at a regionally-accredited college or university. The following degrees are accepted as meeting the general education requirements of King University:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts and Science
  • Bachelor’s degree

Generally, Associate of Applied Science degrees are not accepted for meeting general education requirements at King University. Credit is not given for coursework unrelated to the university’s offerings (e.g. auto mechanics and other terminal vocational, technical and occupational courses).

Associate of Science degrees will be accepted after verification that 30 semester hours of general education at a regionally accredited institution were completed prior to matriculation.

Graduate Transfer Guidelines


Up to six graduate credits of B work or above from regionally-accredited colleges or universities may be accepted in transfer towards meeting the requirements of the online MBA program.


Up to six graduate credits with a grade of B or higher from regionally accredited colleges or universities may be accepted in transfer toward meeting the requirements of the program.

M.S. in Nursing (MSN)

MSN students may transfer up to six credits of graduate study from another program to be credited towards requirements at King, but only if courses are applicable to requirements and are approved by specialty area faculty and the dean of the School of Nursing. Courses being transferred must have been assigned a grade of B or higher and must have covered content which is required for a particular core course or specialty program concentration. Students will be required to submit a course syllabus from the course being transferred to allow for comparability of expected outcomes.