Transfer Credit
& Other Knowledge Credit

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Students can get transfer credit reviews completed in one business day (on average).


Students who took and passed self-directed assessments saved an average of $1,640 in 2020.4 This option is available in 56 of our programs.


Students with military training were awarded an average of 17 credits in 2020.

Knowledge Credit

You bring valuable knowledge and experience to your education, and you should get credit for every step you’ve taken so far. You can save time and money with Knowledge Credit in three ways:

  • Transfer in college-level credit
  • Take $149 self-directed assessments to show that you don’t need to take a specific course
  • Gain credit for military training or professional certifications that align with your program

67% of our program requirements may be completed through Knowledge Credit.2

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Ashley M. testimonial

"Transferring credits allowed me to finish my Bachelor's degree faster! Transferring credits over to Rasmussen allows students the opportunity to capitalize on the hard work they already put in to their education."

Ashley M.
Bachelor's Graduate, Master's Student and Rasmussen University Staff Member

Make Every Credential Count

Do You Have Potential Transfer Credits?

Transfer Credits

We respect the learning you bring to the classroom. Rasmussen University’s Associate’s degree students transfer an average of 24 credits and Bachelor’s degree students transfer an average of 81 credits thanks to our generous transfer policies.1,3

Accepted and Pending Transfer Credits

Courses which have been accepted for transfer will be listed on your transcript with a Transfer (TR) designation. Transfer credits which have been conditionally accepted, pending the receipt of an official transcript, will be listed with a Pending Transfer (PT) designation.

Do You Have Potential Transfer Credits? Send Them Over!

Do you have potential transfer credits, but don’t know if they will be accepted? At Rasmussen University, you can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript. Simply reach out to an admissions advisor with your transcripts or grade documents which include your first and last name and get transfer credit reviews completed in one business day (on average).

Send Your Potential Transfer Credits

Official Transcript

How to Request an Official Transcript

National Student Clearinghouse

To complete your transfer credit process, you must request that your official transcripts be sent directly to Rasmussen University. You will receive email notifications alerting you when your transcripts are received and credits post to your account.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all official transcripts have been received by the University. Additional evaluations may apply.

Many colleges work with the National Student Clearinghouse, a secure 24/7 online order system, to help you order and process transcript requests. Click on the button below if you're ready to request your transcript.

Request Your Transcript From NSC

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Every institution is different and has their own process for requesting and sending transcripts. If you are having trouble finding your school or transcript on the National Student Clearinghouse website, we recommend contacting your previous school directly for more information. Or, you can contact one of our admissions advisors to walk you through how to request your transcript and answer any other transfer policy questions you may have.

Questions about transcripts and credits? Contact an admissions advisor

How to Send Your Transcript

Once your transcript is ready, you can have it sent to the mailing address below. For questions related to sending your transcript, please email

Rasmussen University | Attn: Transcripts
8300 Norman Center Dr.
Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55437

Self-Directed Assessments

These $149 online assessments are a way to show that you have already achieved the skills and knowledge for a particular course and don’t need to take it. Self-directed assessments are available in 56 of our programs, and your admissions advisor can tell you how many assessments are available for the program you are interested in. We also offer prep materials, and you can work with a peer tutor to help you brush up—at no added cost.

Connect with an admissions advisor about self-directed assessments.

Use our no-cost prep materials and tutoring

Pass the self-directed assessment

Move forward without delay, saving time and money

Dollye K. Testimonial

"Rasmussen gave me all the learning material that I needed to know what I was going over. They had extra support. I would highly recommend it to anybody—you save money and time."

Dolly K.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Student

Other Knowledge Credit Options

Credit for Prior Learning

Your job and life experiences count with us. In addition to past college coursework, military transcripts, course waivers and industry certifications all maximize your credits and reduce overall costs. To learn more about credit for prior learning and transfer credits, contact an admissions advisor.

Helpful Resources

Get Credit, Get Your Degree

Review Our Full Transfer Policy

Learn more about our transfer policy and how to apply qualifying credits toward your education.

Visit our Course Catalog

Talk with an Admissions Advisor

To answer questions related to our transfer policy and enrollment, speak with an admissions advisor today.

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Learn More About Admissions

View the steps to your enrollment and find more details about our admissions process.

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"I chose Rasmussen University because of the flexibility it allowed me. ...You have to want to get it done. If you make the decision, everything else will work out."

Shawn S.
Information Technology Graduate

  1. Rasmussen University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined in the course catalog. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer evaluation and eligibility.
  2. Exceptions apply—review the course catalog for details.
  3. 2020 Rasmussen University Credit Transfer Data, collected July 2021.
  4. Average savings calculated by dividing the total savings calculated ($5.2 million) by the number of students that took and passed at least one (3,184).

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