Transferring Credits at Bushnell University

At Bushnell, we make transferring seamless. We know you worked hard to earn your credits, and we think you should keep them. That’s why we accept up to 94 semester credits of previous course work.

When you apply and send in your official transcripts, we’ll perform an official transcript evaluation, free of charge, to show you how your previous course work transfers. Shortly after completing your application, we’ll provide you with a credit evaluation, admission decision, and financial aid award (if applicable).

Accepted Credit


Transferable courses must be at the 100-level (or above), taken at a regionally accredited college (up to 30 transfer credits from a nationally accredited college will be accepted) and with a grade of C- or higher.

Credit for Work or Life Experience

You may be eligible for college credit based on previous work or life experience. Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, you can earn up to 30 credits for learning you’ve gained outside of the traditional classroom. Once you’ve been admitted to Bushnell University, you can explore which pathway is right for you.

Recognized Certifications

You can earn college credit through recognized certifications, professional licenses you’ve earned, or other workplace training that have been reviewed and approved by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students must submit an official ACE transcript in order to earn credit.

Military Training

Based on your military experiences and training, you may have college credit recommendations to apply toward a degree requirement or program of study. The first step in the process is to request a copy of your military transcript. For more information on requesting military transcripts, visit our veteran benefits page.

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)

Students who have received training through Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) may be eligible to receive college credit. There is no set maximum on the amount of credit accepted, but all accepted credits must fulfill graduation requirements. DPSST training records should be sent to an enrollment advisor for evaluation.

CLEP Exams

Bushnell awards credit CLEP examinations. CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program®) offers 34 exams that cover intro-level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more semester credits.

AP Credits

Bushnell awards credit for scores of three or higher on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

IB Credit

Bushnell awards credit for courses taken through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. See a list of qualifying IB scores and equivalencies.

Preparing to Transfer

Want to make the most of you time while enrolled in community college? Bushnell University partners with community colleges around the state to provide a clear path to further your education. Enrollment advisors are available to help develop individual transfer plans for prospective students to maximize their transfer credits.

AAOT & ASOT Degrees

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) or Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT) degrees satisfy all Bushnell University general education requirements with the exception of Bible and Christian Theology requirements as well as any prerequisites needed for a major. In some cases, courses completed for the AAOT or ASOT degrees can also count toward degree requirements in the student’s major.

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides will help you make the most efficient use of your time and money spent on courses while enrolled in community college.

Bushnell University holds agreements with the following schools and organizations:

Central Oregon Community College – AAS Nursing

Chemeketa Community College – AAS Nursing

Clackamas Community College – AAS Nursing

Klamath Community College – General Education

Lane Community College – AAS Business Management; AAS Human Services; AAS Nursing; General Education; Psychology Equivalencies; Teacher Education Prerequisite Equivalencies

Linn-Benton Community College – AAS Nursing

Mt. Hood Community College – AAS Nursing

Portland Community College – AAS Nursing

Samaritan Health Services –  Critical Care Internship

Southwestern Oregon Community College – AAS Nursing

Sumner College – ADN (Nursing)

Treasure Valley Community College – AAS Nursing

Umpqua Community College – General Education

Want to map out your transfer? Don’t see your school or program listed above? Attended multiple schools? Don’t worry. Contact your enrollment advisor at 541-684-7201 or