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CTU Welcomes
Transfer Students

Our Welcome

Colorado Technical University welcomes transfer students from all walks of life—your personal experiences and unique academic journeys help form the fabric of our diverse educational community. And whether you’re currently enrolled elsewhere and are considering transferring colleges, or it’s been a while since you’ve been a college student, we understand that researching and navigating university transfer requirements may sometimes feel a bit overwhelming—but we’re here to help. Our Transfer Student FAQs and College Credit Transfer Guide are designed to provide useful information regarding the admissions process for transfer students, while CTU Admissions Advisors are ready to help you make sense of transfer student requirements and answer any other admissions-related questions you may have, including how to submit official college transcripts, how to transfer-in college credits,1 and how to learn more about potential financial aid2 for transfer students.

Our Transfer Application Process Is Easy

  1. Contact Admissions by requesting info or calling 1-855-230-0555.

  2. Apply Now with a no-fee application.

  3. Submit required documentation. Varies by degree program, see below for requirements

Documentation Requirements by Degree Program

Doctor of Management | Doctor of Computer Science
Doctor of Nursing Practice


At Colorado Technical University, no SAT, no GMAT, no GRE, or other standardized assessment is required as part of the admissions process. However, proof of high school graduation (i.e., high school diploma and transcripts) or high school equivalency (i.e., GED) must be submitted to CTU for evaluation before the first day of the second quarter or term in the program of study. Transfer students are also required to submit official college transcripts in order to have previous college-level courses evaluated for transfer credit.1


Students must submit official college transcripts verifying completion of an accredited baccalaureate degree program. Official graduate transcripts must also be submitted in order to have transfer students’ previous graduate-level courses evaluated for transfer credit. Transfer credit at the master’s level may be permitted at the discretion of the Academic Affairs and Registrar Evaluation Services Departments. Transfer credit at the doctoral level may be applied to the program at the discretion of the appropriate senior academic official.1 Doctoral program candidates must have earned a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale in their master’s program and must also submit a resume and essay.

Doctor of Management | Doctor of Computer Science

Official transcripts verifying completion of an accredited master’s degree program in a discipline related to the CTU doctoral program concentration for which admission is sought must be submitted in addition to any doctoral course transcripts.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Applicants must submit official transcripts verifying completion of an accredited Master of Science in Nursing degree program.

See the University Catalog for complete details.

Transfer Student FAQs

Other Ways To Earn College Credit

Transfer students may be able to save even more time and money by taking advantage of other CTU credit programs that offer the opportunity to earn college credit for life and work experience. CTU Fast Track exams,* Experiential Learning Portfolios (ELPs), military experience, work experience, and other relevant life experience may qualify you to earn credit toward your chosen degree program—on top of the college credits you may be able to transfer-in from other accredited post-secondary institutions.1

Financial Aid

In addition to the cost savings student transfers could realize through the types of qualifying work and life experience listed above, Colorado Technical University offers various institutional grants and scholarships.(2) We recommend reaching out to one of our Financial Aid Advisors—but first, check out CTU’s financial aid page, which can provide further detail about these and other sources of financial aid as well as connect you with handy resources, such as the Net Price Calculator and Tuition & Graduation Date Calculator.

1 Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
2 Financial aid is available for those who qualify. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University Catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition towards the full cost of a degree program depends on the number of CTU Fast Track exams successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are non-transferable. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change. Students should not rely on potential Fast Track savings or eligibility when making an enrollment decision.