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Transfer and Alternative Credit
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Transfer and Alternative Credit 

Transfer Credit

Marian University accepts most courses that were taken at a regionally accredited institution.  In order for a course to transfer to Marian University, the course must be at the 100 level or higher and a minimum of a C- must have been earned.  Courses will be accepted into MAP based on a course-by-course evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.  If you would like to receive an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts prior to applying, please fax copies of transcripts or student grade cards to the MAP office at 317.955.6454. 

Official transcripts for training programs and college credit exams are not required for admission; however, they may be submitted for credit evaluation.  Examples include military documents, DD214, CLEP/DSST exams, and programs approved by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Earn credit for what you already know. Save time, save money!

Marian University recognizes that adults have been gaining knowledge over their lifetime through current or previous employment, workforce training and seminars, community involvement and personal development. To make this knowledge work for you, consider one of the following means of earning alternative credit:

  • CLEP/DSST Examinations

    College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST (formerly called DANTES) examinations give students an opportunity to earn college credit by successfully demonstrating proficiency in a variety of content areas. For additional information, contact the Learning and Counseling Center at 317.955.6150.

  • COL 108: Prior Learning Assessment: The Portfolio

    This course teaches students how to demonstrate their prior learning by writing and submitting portfolios which will be assessed by Marian University faculty. Students will learn to create a portfolio which documents college-level learning. Interested students are encouraged to contact Lesley Neff, director of educational services, at 317.955.6777 or via e-mail at for more information.

We recommend that students discuss these options during the admission process.  Examination and courses eligible for the Portfolio process will vary for each program.