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Become a UofL Cardinal


Step 1: speak with an enrollment counselor
Step 2: Determine transfer credits with pre-evaluations
Step 3: Complete the online application
Step 4: Submit your transcripts

Have Questions? Contact an Enrollment Counselor

UofL Recognized as a "Transfer-Friendly" Institution

The University of Louisville is proud to be added to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's 2021 Transfer Honor Roll. This designation recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students. UofL is one of 151 total schools on the list—and one of only two in Kentucky.


Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 60 hours from a community college and up to 90 hours from an accredited 4-year college. To get an idea of how many credits you'll be able to transfer toward your UofL bachelor's degree, complete the credit transfer pre-evaluation.

Transferring previously earned education credits to UofL is fairly quick and trouble-free, but we’re here to help with any questions or concerns you have about getting started. Reach out today at online@louisville.edu to speak to one of our dedicated enrollment counselors.

See the UofL Transfer Credit Policy for more information.

About UofL

Whether you're an adult learner who has been out of school for a while, or coming to us from another institution, you're on the right track to earning your degree. Online programs at the University of Louisville (UofL) provide you the opportunity to earn a real UofL degree - taught by real UofL faculty - from a renowned university—without having to ever physically come to campus.

Every day, students just like you are achieving their goals as a student in one of UofL's 100% online programs. Now it's your turn.

We look forward to welcoming you as a UofL Cardinal!

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KCTCS Transfer Students

Are you a current KCTCS student or planning to enroll at KCTCS in the near future? Are you considering your options and planning ahead on how to earn your bachelor's degree online? Planning to transfer credits earned at KCTCS toward a bachelor’s program with UofL means you’ll hit the ground running. Our goal is to help you succeed. Visit our KCTCS Transfer Students page for more information specific to you – including Transfer Pathways and special program information.

KCTCS Transfer Students Page

Degree Pathways

Want to find out more about our online bachelor’s programs?

Register to attend one of our live virtual information sessions to learn details of the program, meet with faculty and staff, and get your questions answered.

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Check back here periodically – this page is regularly updated.

Advance Your Education Online at UofL

If you’re pursuing a master’s degree and considering transferring to the University of Louisville, you’re in the right place. For most online master’s programs, students may transfer up to six (6) credit hours of graduate coursework from an accredited university (sometimes pending department approval).

UofL currently offers online master's degrees in areas including business, computer science, education/teaching, engineering, health administration, higher education administration, leadership, public health, social work and more. We also offer various graduate certificate programs that allow you to advance your education in just a few courses. You can also use most UofL online graduate certificate programs as a starting place, with the option to roll your credits into a master's program whenever you're ready.


See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.

  • Can I receive credit for graduate courses completed at another institution?

    Earned graduate credit may be transferred from accredited institutions that offer advanced degrees. Generally, the maximum number of semester hours transferable, upon request, is six.

  • How does the transfer process work?

    UofL's online bachelor's degree programs are designed so that you complete the first two years of coursework through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) with the Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC). However, you may transfer credit to UofL from any regionally accredited university. You will submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you attended as part of the admissions process. Upon review, some or all credit may be applied to your degree program.

    Ideally, students transfer to UofL with a completed associate degree from an accredited institution to maximize credit transfer*. Students who have been enrolled at a Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) school and have fulfilled all of their general education requirements can have all of those credits transferred in block, and can then begin immediately with the upper level coursework. Students who have not completed an associate's degree but have completed most or all general education requirements may be able to complete remaining courses at UofL. Every situation is different. If you have questions about how your credit will transfer, contact an online learning specialist.

    * See the UofL Transfer Credit Policy for more information.