How to Transfer Credits to
AULA’s Bachelor’s Completion

Whether you’re transferring colleges or thinking of going back to college after a pause in your education, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about how to transfer here.

As a student enrolled in AULA’s Bachelor’s Completion Program, you can transfer the credits you’ve already earned from an accredited institution. You may also receive credit for life experience; learning outside of the classroom, through documentation of prior learning, internships, and independent study, making completing your bachelor’s degree attainable and engaging.


Does AULA offer scholarships for transfer students?

Yes! Antioch University LA offers a wide range of financial aid including scholarships, grants and Work-study Jobs. Students may also apply for a variety of Federal and State grants and loans and Work-study jobs. Learn more about financial aid for transferring students

Do I need any college credit before I get started at AULA?

Yes. The BA Program is a degree completion program designed for students who have already earned some college credit. To apply, prospective students are expected to have earned at least 36 quarter (24 semester) units of general education credit at an accredited institution of higher education. The formal process for evaluating previously earned units for transfer begins in the admission process. Units accepted for transfer count toward the 180 minimum required for the degree. Contact the Office of Admissions to have your transcripts evaluated and to answer any additional questions you may have.

How many of my undergraduate credits may I transfer to AULA’s BA program?

A maximum of 135 transfer units (calculated as quarter units) can be credited toward your BA degree at AULA.

How do units transfer from other institutions to Antioch University Los Angeles?

Transfer units from quarter-based systems translate directly into the same number of Antioch University units as originally earned. Transfer units from semester or trimester-based institutions are converted to quarter units using the following formulas with fractions rounded down to the nearest to half-unit: number of semester units multiplied by 1.5 = number of quarter units; number of trimester units multiplied by 1.5 = number of quarter units. AULA does not accept transfer credits for remedial, vocational, or continuing education courses. We do accept some extension courses from UCLA. Limits apply on credits for technical courses, physical education and nursing programs. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information. Our Admissions counselors would be happy review your transcripts with you in detail.

What type of information would I need to provide to be granted transfer credits?

Usually Antioch University can accept units on the basis of transcript information alone, especially in cases of community colleges with which we have articulation agreements or prior experience. In exceptional cases where there the transferability of a course is in question, we ask the student to provide a catalog description or course syllabus to assist us in evaluating whether the course meets AULA’s transfer requirements.

Does AULA have articulation agreements with other schools?

Yes. Antioch University Los Angeles has articulation agreements with local community colleges and partner institutions. As a rule of thumb, any course that is transferrable to one of the California State Universities or University of California is transferable to Antioch. We do not accept transfer credits for remedial, vocational, or continuing education courses. We do accept some extension courses from UCLA. Limits apply on credits for technical courses, physical education and nursing programs. Our Admissions team is always happy to review your transcripts and discuss transfer options.

Can I receive credit for learning for professional/personal settings before AULA?

Yes! We have a prior learning option that assists students to document and earn credit for college-level learning that took place outside of the college classrooms and before enrollment at Antioch University Los Angeles. Prior learning units may be awarded by Antioch University with appropriate documentation evaluated by an approved expert in the field. Students may earn up to 44 credits for prior learning, depending on the number and level of transfer credits accepted. Prior learning documentation can substantially shorten the length of enrollment and the expense of the degree. These units, however, do not count toward the 45-unit minimum residency requirement.

Explore which of our bachelor’s degree completion programs is right for you.

BA in Liberal Studies

BA in Liberal Studies The BA in Liberal Studies allows students to concentrate in the following academic areas: Addiction Studies, Business and Social Entrepreneurship, Child Studies, Creative Writing, Liberal Studies, LGBT/Queer Studies, Psychology, and Urban Community and Environment. Students may also create a unique concentration of their own.

Applied Studies Degrees

BA in Applied Studies – The BA in Applied Studies complements and builds upon technical and occupational skills with new perspectives and ways of defining success.

BA in Applied Arts and Media – The BA in Applied Arts and Media contextualizes arts and media for those with art expertise in a studio or industry-specific focus.

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban Communities and Justice – The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban Communities and Justice targets the needs of students from criminal justice, public safety, and other civic-related backgrounds.

BS in Applied Technology and Business Leadership – The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology and Business Leadership merges business concepts with leadership strategies for students from a variety of fields.

How are the Applied Studies degrees different from the Liberal Studies degree?

The Applied Studies degrees recognize your technical skills – such as coursework in auto mechanics, sound editing or culinary arts – and apply these toward your degree. This is unique, as most undergraduate programs do not consider technical expertise as relevant to a liberal studies degree. With our new applied studies offerings, we respect technical training as an important component, that along with a liberal learning framework,  is the foundation to becoming a problem solver and leader in your field.

Students can earn credit for past professional, vocational, and/or personal experiences by demonstrating past learning, dramatically reducing both the tuition cost and degree completion time.

Visit any of our degree pages to learn more and to get started today or contact us. We are here to help.