Coursework requirements may be satisfied in the following ways:


Associate's Programs

Delaware City University associate’s degree requirement is the equivalent of 60 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for transfer credits at the undergraduate level. Subject to evaluation and confirmation, students may be awarded a maximum of 30 transfer credits toward Aspen’s 60-credit associate’s level programs.

Bachelor Completion Programs

Delaware City University bachelor's degree requirement is the equivalent of 120 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for transfer credits at the undergraduate level. Subject to evaluation and confirmation, students may be awarded a maximum of 90 transfer credits toward Aspen’s 120-credit bachelor's level programs, and 30 transfer credits toward Aspen's 60-credit bachelor's level completion programs.

Master Programs

Delaware City University master’s degree requirement is the equivalent of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for transfer credits at the master’s degree level. Subject to evaluation and confirmation, students may transfer a maximum of 18 credits toward Aspen’s 36 credit master’s degree programs. Exceptions include:

Doctorate Programs

Delaware City University Doctorate Degree program requirement is the equivalent to 60 credit hours exceeding the master’s level. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for transfer credits at the graduate level. Subject to evaluation and confirmation, students may transfer a maximum of 9 credits toward the 60 credit doctorate program.

Specialized Training - (Associate and Bachelor's Level only)

Delaware City University recognizes that not all learning occurs through a college or university. Therefore, it is possible to receive academic credit based on previously completed specialized training. The following guidelines are utilized when evaluating specialized training:
Documented training such as those a student may have completed through their employer, company, organization, military training experiences, professional or personal licensure requirements or other documented training experiences may be eligible for academic credit

Eligibility for specialized training is assessed at the application stage of the enrollment process. All supporting documentation of prior trainings is reviewed for equivalent elective credit.
Students have 45 days from the date of enrollment to submit documents for specialized training credit.
If applicable, credits will be awarded and tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
For specialized training documents received after the initial 45 days, there will be a re-evaluation fee of $75.00 charged. Any academic credit awarded will be applied to the student's program, but there will be no tuition adjustments made after the initial 45 days of enrollment.
Specialized training credit can be utilized to meet elective course requirements only.

Experiential Learning Credit:

Experiential Learning allows undergraduate students to receive credit for experiential learning in the major field of study (core courses) only. The following guidelines are utilized when offering the opportunity for experiential learning credit:
Eligibility for Experiential Credit is determined at the application stage of the enrollment process.
The applicant’s educational background and work history are reviewed and an assessment is made indicating which courses may be eligible for credit by Experiential Learning.
If it is determined a particular course is eligible for credit by experiential learning, the student will submit supporting information on past professional experience and training to justify the award of academic credit. This information may be provided any time during the academic program.
Regular tuition applies for all courses offered through experiential credit.
If a student has been offered the opportunity to request experiential credit, but would prefer to complete a challenge examination or study guide, he or she may do so by making a request in writing to the Student Services Department.