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Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  How do I know if I am eligible to participate in the CCAF AU-ABC program with APUS?

A:  In order to be eligible for participation in this program, students must meet the following criteria:


Q:  How do I participate in the AU-ABC Program with CCAF and APUS?

A:  After having applied for admission to APUS and chosen a linking APUS degree program, students may begin the Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) process to have credits from their conferred CCAF AAS degree transferred toward their new BA/BS degree program requirements.  For detailed steps on beginning the TCE process, visit our "Getting Started" page.


Q:  I’ve already had my initial TCE completed.  Why am I not eligible to participate in the new CCAF AU-ABC (Air University Associate to Baccalaureate) Program?

A:  An articulation agreement or MOU between academic and/or training institutions is negotiated in order to offer credit to students who would not normally receive the same credit under standard transfer credit policies.  As transfer credit analysis is part of a student’s initial admissions process, it is industry standard that these agreements are only in effect for students who transfer to the receiving school AFTER the agreement is signed.

Students who completed their transfer admission to APUS (including having a TCE performed) before this agreement was signed were admitted under program, admissions, and transfer credit policies in place at the time and have already had their CCAF credits transferred.


Q:  Why can’t I receive credit from the new CCAF AU-ABC (Air University Associate to Baccalaureate) Program even though I’m in a different degree program?

A:  By selecting a degree program that was not included in the agreement, a student has elected not to participate in the terms of the agreement and is therefore not eligible to receive the guaranteed AU-ABC Program transfer credit award.  However APUS will still conduct course by course evaluations of previously completed course work appearing on an official CCAF transcript, as well as follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding transfer credit.

Credit must be ACE evaluated and recommended for UNDERGRADUATE level credit in order to possibly apply toward an APUS undergraduate degree program.  Students can check the online ACE guide to see if their previously completed course work has been evaluated.

Students have the option of changing their program of study in order to take advantage of the AU-ABC Program; however this should only be done AFTER a student has consulted his/her APUS Student Advisor.  For questions about changing an APUS Academic Program, please contact counseling@apus.edu.

WARNING:  If a student changes their program, they may not receive the same courses in their AU-ABC TCE as were awarded in their previous TCE.  Any student initiating a program change voluntarily agrees to: (1) all new program requirements for their new APUS program as outlined in the current APUS catalog, (2) forfeiting their previous TCE award, and (3) having a new TCE performed which will be conducted using current transfer credit policies and guidelines.


Q:  Can I change my current AU-ABC program to a BA in General Studies?

A:  Yes, a student already participating in the AU-ABC Program may choose to change their program of study to a BA in General Studies.  However, if a student changes their program from an eligible AU-ABC program to the BA in General Studies, they may not receive the same Core/Major courses they were awarded on their previous AU-ABC TCE.  Core/Major credits awarded toward other AU-ABC programs will NOT apply toward a BA in General Studies.

Students interested in changing their program of study should first consult their APUS Student Advisor.  For questions about changing an APUS Academic Program, please contact counseling@apus.edu.

WARNING:  Any student initiating a program change voluntarily agrees to: (1) all new program requirements for their new APUS program as outlined in the current APUS catalog, (2) forfeiting their previous TCE award, and (3) having a new TCE performed which will be conducted using current transfer credit policies and guidelines.


Q:  How much Transfer Credit will I get under the CCAF AU-ABC Program?

A:  Participating students will have no more than 60 semester hours of credit remaining to complete their degree requirements. All credits transferred into their CCAF degree program will count towards the credits applied towards their APUS degree to reach the “60 semester hours of credit remaining”. This includes any APUS credits used towards completing their CCAF degree. Participating students will receive a minimum of 61 semester hours of total credit toward their selected APUS bachelor degree program. The credit award will consist of the following:

  • a minimum of 12 semester hours will be applied to the General Education area
  • a minimum of 9 semester hours will be applied to the Core or Major area
  • all other credit will be applied according to current APUS transfer credit policies
  • a maximum of 60 semester hours will remain for completion of the Bachelor’s Degree

Specific details regarding course equivalents as well as remaining APUS course requirements will vary per student and will be detailed on the Academic Plan once an official TCE is completed.

As all APUS approved programs are classified as “Category I”, participating students are guaranteed that no more than 60 semester hours need to be taken with APUS to complete the related Bachelors degree program selected.


Q:  From where will my AU-ABC transfer credits come?

A:  As a conferred CCAF AAS degree may not be based solely on CCAF credit, the guaranteed transfer credit award from the AU-ABC Program will come from all sources listed on the official CCAF transcript submitted by the student.  This could potentially include credit from other academic institutions, credit by examination, as well as any credits a student may have transferred into CCAF from APUS.


Q:  Can I add a minor or certificate to my APUS degree?

A:  Students wishing to participate in the AU-ABC Program may NOT add a minor or certificate to their selected APUS degree program.  The addition of a minor or certificate prevents APUS from being able to meet the terms of the AU-ABC Co-operative Agreement as set by CCAF, thus making any student who chooses to add either or both of those elements to their chosen degree program ineligible to participate in the AU-ABC Program.


Q:  Where can I go to get answers to my specific questions about the AU-ABC Program not covered here?

A:  For additional assistance and answers to specific questions regarding the AU-ABC Program, please send an email to AUABCQuestions@apus.edu.  A qualified member of our Transfer Students Department will respond promptly.