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American Public University System

Transfer to American Public University System

About American Public University System (APUS)

American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) offer 200+ online asynchronous degree and certificate programs. Throughout their history, they have held to a core principle to provide affordable, accessible and career-relevant education, preparing students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.

Courses are online with 24/7 access and no set log in times. There are zero entrance exams and classes start every month—allowing you to quickly turn your ambitions into reality.

AMU and APU are part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

General transfer information

Up to 90 credits accepted in transfer credit toward a bachelor’s degree: academic coursework, professional training and certifications, work experience, military service, CLEP, DANTES, ACE-evaluated courses and training, Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) are considered.

APUS students come with a vast array of work experience and training, and APUS recognizes that not all learning has resulted from traditional classroom attendance. Their Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program provides you with the opportunity to earn credit for learning outside the confines of a traditional classroom.

Students intending to transfer should complete the admission application for American Public University System following the third semester of their associate degree program.

Transfer Partnerships

Degrees to Succeed

Want to finish your degree online? Complete your associate degree at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and transfer credits seamlessly to earn your bachelor’s degree at American Public University System (APUS), thanks to the Degrees to Succeed program. American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU) are ready to help you achieve your academic goals, providing high quality, affordable education in 200+ degree and certificate programs—all convenient, accessible and flexible.

Degrees to Succeed

  • Dual admission to CCBC and AMU or APU.
  • Acceptance of up to 90 transfer credits. AMU or APU reserve the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our university website.
  • Acceptance of up to 45 credits through CCBC’s documented prior learning and high school articulation agreements, as applied to an associate degree program.
  • Junior standing upon transfer.
  • Access to institutional, academic, and student support services at AMU or APU.
  • Co-advising with AMU and APU to ensure CCBC courses align with your chosen program.
  • $0 application fee.
  • Technology fee waiver ($65 per course) for CCBC students with a conferred associate degree.
  • Earned at least 30 credits (this includes credit completed outside of CCBC).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater for credits completed at CCBC.
  1. Discuss this program with your academic advisor to verify your eligibility to participate.
  2. Submit the acknowledgement form, which outlines the student checklist, program requirements and permission to share your academic information with APUS.
  3. CCBC will submit the completed acknowledgement form to APUS.
  4. APUS will contact you regarding the next steps to enroll in the program.

If you wish to withdraw from this program, please complete the withdrawal form.

Education Discount

APUS transfer partnership benefits and eligibility requirements.
CCBC degree APUS benefits
Degree not required

APUS will extend an undergraduate book grant to students, as applicable.

APUS will waive any technology fee incurred by incoming transfer students who completed a CCBC degree before transferring to APUS.

If a student has not earned their associate degree before transferring to APUS, it is possible to transfer credits from APUS back to CCBC to earn a degree from CCBC. If you are interested in reverse transfer, send an email to

Contact APUS.

American Public University System

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