Evaluations of Transfer Credit (including high school dual enrollment)
Evaluations are completed in the Office of Registrar after a student is admitted and commits to an offer of admission. The transfer credit evaluation is available through CNU Live (paper copies are available upon request).

Transfer Credits include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examinations, CLEP and courses taken elsewhere other than CNU.

  • Courses and credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers are generally accepted, provided that such credits carry a minimum grade of 'C' and are comparable to courses offered at CNU. Please note that credit is not awarded for courses in which a grade of 'C-' or lower was earned or for credit earned through departmental or institutional examination(s).
  • Credit is not awarded for grades of "no credit," "unsatisfactory," "incomplete" or any other grade which indicates unsatisfactory progress or that a course has not been completed.
  • Grades do not transfer; only the courses and the credits transfer.
  • Nontransferable credit: Credit awarded at a previous transfer college or university for AP, IB, Cambridge, CLEP or remedial/developmental courses do not automatically transfer to CNU. AP, IB, Cambridge and CLEP scores should be submitted directly to CNU from the Educational Testing Service of the College Board for evaluation. AP, IB, Cambridge and CLEP scores are evaluated according to university policies in place at the time of your enrollment.
  • A maximum of 66 semester hours may be transferred to CNU from a community college or two-year college. A maximum of 92 semester hours from a four-year college or university may be transferred.
  • Academic policy requires that the last 45 semester hours must be completed in residence at CNU.
  • Incomplete transcripts: If a student's transcript was incomplete (listed courses without grades or listed courses as "in progress") at the time of their advising appointment or registration, the student should bring a list of those courses in progress to the advising appointment. Students should avoid registering for those in-progress courses until the entire, official academic transcript has been received and evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.
  • CNU degree holders must complete an additional 30 hours in residence to earn a second degree.
Questions about transfer credit evaluations should be directed to the Office of Registrar at (757) 594-7155 or transfer@cnu.edu.
If you are a student entering in August 2013 (Fall semester) or January 2014 (Spring Semester), refer to Fall 2014.

Advanced Placement Credit


Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011

International Baccalaureate and Cambridge


Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011

Through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), students may earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside the classroom.

The Office of the Registrar processes CLEP scores for individuals who are admitted or currently enrolled as degree-seeking students at CNU. Credit for qualifying CLEP scores is recorded on the student's permanent record (transcript) as transfer credit.

Prior to registering through the College Board’s testing center to take a CLEP exam, the student should thoroughly review the CNU CLEP Guide.

A list of the LIMITED number of exams accepted for credit is included in the guide. The student must obtain prior approval to take the CLEP exam for CNU credit. The student should submit the Request to Take CLEP Exam for CNU Credit Form.

After obtaining prior approval and completing the exam, the student should present a copy of the official CLEP score report from the College Board to the Office of the Registrar. Only the credit and the course will appear on the student’s academic transcript.