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How Do I Transfer Credits?

Once you apply, you will have a dedicated Admissions Advisor who will personally guide you through the process to ensure you begin with the maximum number of credits possible. This is how it will work:

  1. Submit your short online application, then log in to the UoPeople Portal to let us know you want to transfer credits.
  2. You will then be able to submit your transfer credit request by simply uploading your documents to the UoPeople Portal. Your Admissions Advisor can help you in this step.
  3. Once you have submitted your transfer credit request, the transfer credit team will review and evaluate your request, usually within 48 hours. You will be notified of the transfer credit team’s decision regarding your request via the UoPeople Portal and email. Credits earned through Sophia are guaranteed to transfer, however application of those courses depends on specific degree requirements and additional transfer credit that may be applied. Most Sophia courses will apply towards general education degree requirements.
  4. Up to 20 Sophia courses can be transferred to UoPeople at no cost. For additional courses, you will then pay $17 per approved course to transfer the credits to UoPeople.
  5. If applicable, all transfer credit fees need to be paid by the Application Deadline to be eligible to study in the upcoming term.
  6. If you have not completed your transfer credit request after 7 days, we will close the request in order to allow you to save your spot in the upcoming term. If you still want to submit a transfer request, you will be able to do so as a student.
  7. Please note that the preferred method of transcript delivery is Parchment. Instructions to access and download your transcript will be provided upon successful course completion.

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University of the People (UoPeople) and Sophia Learning have teamed up to offer greater flexibility and additional savings for students around the globe. Accessible anytime, anywhere, from your laptop, tablet or mobile device, Sophia’s self-paced courses let you earn general education credits on your schedule. Sophia’s general education courses are guaranteed to transfer into UoPeople’s undergraduate degree programs in business administration, health science, and computer science.

Prior to enrolling in Sophia courses, we recommend applying to the University of the People, if you haven't done so already. If you have previously earned credits outside of Sophia, we recommend you first transfer that coursework to UoPeople to ensure you are not duplicating courses. Once your prior transfer credits are reviewed by UoPeople, you can then view the course chart below to find the right Sophia courses that will help you complete your degree at UoPeople.

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Sophia Course U of People Course Credits Rating
Business Administration
Business Communication Business Communication BUS 1105 Business Communications   3
3882
Business Law Business Law BUS 3305 Business Law and Ethics   3
12786
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting BUS 1102 Basic Accounting   3
28455
Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Elective   3
37486
Macroeconomics Macroeconomics BUS 1104 Macroeconomics   3
15775
Microeconomics Microeconomics BUS 1103 Microeconomics   3
10955
Principles of Finance Principles of Finance BUS 2203 Principles of Finance 1   3
23686
Principles of Management Principles of Management BUS 1101 Principles of Business Management   3
10906
Communication
English Composition I English Composition I ENGL 1102 English Composition 2   3
16198
English Composition II English Composition II ENGL 1102 English Composition 2   3
8507
Foundations of English Composition Foundations of English Composition ENGL 1102 English Composition 2   3
4811
Computer Science
Calculus I Calculus I MATH 1211 Calculus (3 Credits)   4
4921
Introduction to Java Programming Introduction to Java Programming CS 1103 Programming 2   3
3187
Introduction to Python Programming Introduction to Python Programming CS 1101 Programming Fundamentals / CS 1102 Programming 1   3
3575
Introduction to Relational Databases Introduction to Relational Databases CS 2203 Databases 1   3
5911
Introduction to Web Development Introduction to Web Development CS 2205 Web Programming 1   3
19026
Electives
Career Readiness Career Readiness Elective   3
2174
College Readiness College Readiness Elective   3
19197
Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution Elective   3
30315
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Humanities   3
7796
Developing Effective Teams Developing Effective Teams Elective   1
46426
Foundations of Statistics Foundations of Statistics Elective   2
6636
Human Biology Lab Human Biology Lab Elective   1
2524
IT Career Exploration IT Career Exploration Elective   1
2586
Introduction to Career Readiness Introduction to Career Readiness Elective   1
1099
Introduction to Chemistry Lab Introduction to Chemistry Lab Natural Sciences and Technology   1
996
Introduction to Ethics Introduction to Ethics Values and Ethical Reasoning   3
36273
Personal Finance Personal Finance BUS 2204 Personal Finance   3
8504
Precalculus Precalculus MATH 1201 College Algebra   3
1698
Project Management Project Management Elective   3
37842
The Essentials of Managing Conflict The Essentials of Managing Conflict Elective   1
25747
Visual Communications Visual Communications Humanities   3
40046
Workplace Writing I Workplace Writing I Elective   3
907
Workplace Writing II Workplace Writing II Elective   3
1206
General Education
Approaches to Studying Religions Approaches to Studying Religions Civilization Studies, Culture and Belief   3
3984
Introduction to Chemistry Introduction to Chemistry Natural Sciences and Technology   3
6374
Introduction to Information Technology Introduction to Information Technology Natural Sciences and Technology   3
38110
Introduction to Nutrition Introduction to Nutrition HS 2611 Nutrition   3
23263
Microbiology Microbiology Science   3
2758
Public Speaking Public Speaking Social and Behavioural Sciences   3
6959
Spanish I Spanish I Humanities or Elective   3
3600
Spanish II Spanish II Humanities or Elective   3
802
U.S. Government U.S. Government Social Science   3
4209
U.S. History I U.S. History I Humanities   3
8238
U.S. History II U.S. History II Humanities   3
2681
Workplace Communication Workplace Communication BUS 1105 Business Communications   3
16000
Health Science; Social And Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration Introduction to Sociology SOC 1502 Introduction to Sociology   3
8479
Humanities
Ancient Greek Philosophers Ancient Greek Philosophers PHIL 1402 Introduction to Philosophy   3
7109
Art History I Art History I AHIST 1401 Art History   3
37787
Art History II Art History II AHIST 1401 Art History   3
16415
Math Requirement
College Algebra College Algebra MATH 1201 College Algebra   3
40991
Introduction to College Mathematics Introduction to College Mathematics MATH 1201 College Algebra   3
10842
Natural Science
Environmental Science Environmental Science ENVS 1301 Introduction to Environmental Sciences   3
31791
Human Biology Human Biology BIOL 1301 Introduction to Biology   3
41252
Social and Behavioral Science
Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1504 Introduction to Psychology   3
17097
Statistics Requirement
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics MATH 1280 Introduction to Statistics   3
47719

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University of the People has not formally confirmed credit transfer for these courses. Please contact the school for approval.

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