Transfer Student FAQ's

TMU Online strives to offer students a Christ-centered education within reach of all. We aim to keep our costs affordable while providing flexibility for transfer students. Our updated transfer requirements make transferring to TMU seamless and help students graduate more quickly. See our Transfer FAQ’s below:

  • Up to 70 units from a community college. 
  • Up to 94 units from another accredited university. 
  • TMU Online does not accept most associate degrees as full completion of GE requirements. Rather, transcripts are evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine which courses can be applied to your TMUO degree. Any GE requirements not met by transfer units will need to be fulfilled through TMUO.  
  • Transfer students who have satisfied ALL the requirements for either IGETC (UC or CSU) or BREADTH prior to enrolling at TMU will be considered to have their non-Bible GE class requirements complete. No further non-Bible GE classes will be required at TMU. 

Transfers with ≥ 24 units will only need to satisfy one Bible course per semester of enrollment until graduation. The first five, in any sequence, must be Old Testament Survey I & II, New Testament Survey I & II, Christian Theology I & II, and Essentials of Christian Thought. 

  • Only courses with a grade of C or above are eligible for transfer.  

The department chair of the desired major will evaluate each class individually. To do so, they will need the school name, course code, and brief description of the classes you are trying to transfer to TMU. Contact your Admissions Counselor for further information and instructions. 

Financial aid is available through the FAFSA for online students: Tuition & Financial Aid Information. TMU Online also accepts military benefits: Benefits for Military Students 

What is the complete transfer policy at TMU? 

  • Transfer Credit Policies 
  • Credit Limits for Non-Traditional TMU Coursework 
  • Credit by Examination 
  • AP Information & Policies 
  • CLEP Information & Policies 


Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Admissions Counselor or Online Advisor. We are here to help!