It can be hard to find a university that’s as multi-faceted as you are. For 40 years Bastyr has been producing wellness industry leaders who are changing the world. If your path to your dream education is leading you here, we’ll be with you every step of the way. 

Transferring Graduate Credits 

Bastyr University accepts graduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. If you have completed a professional program such as chiropractic, allopathic or osteopathic medicine, you may be eligible for advanced standing. Additionally, if you have attended but not graduated from similar graduate or professional programs, such as acupuncture and Oriental medicine, you may be eligible to transfer your credits. Naturopathic Medicine applicants seeking transfer credit will be required to pay a $150 transfer evaluation fee, Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, and Midwifery applicants will be required to pay a $100 transfer evaluation fee. 

Please see the Transfer into a Graduate Degree page for detailed information and policies. 

Transferring Undergraduate Credits 

Because Bastyr University is an upper-division institution, all undergraduates are transfer students who have completed undergraduate coursework elsewhere. All students must have completed the equivalent of two years of college course work before enrolling in an undergraduate degree program at Bastyr. 

Bastyr University  accepts completed Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to satisfy General Education requirements when transferring into a Bastyr Bachelor’s Degree.  Incoming students who have not completed or who are not on-track to complete an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, DTA (WA); the IGETC (CA), CSU Breadth (CA) or Associate Degree for Transfer (CA) will have their courses articulated for general education credit on a course-by-course basis. 

Students must also complete prerequisites specific to their major. 

You may transfer a maximum of 135 quarter credits or 90 semester credits toward an undergraduate degree at the University. You must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average, with a grade of C (2.0) or better in all required courses.   

Take the next step in your education journey, connect with an admissions advisor and have your unofficial transcripts evaluated today. 

University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (UBSNM) 

If you’ve applied to or are attending UBSNM and are seeking alternative pathways to becoming a naturopathic doctor, we may be able to assist you at Bastyr. We know that you are seeking an exceptional education that integrates health, science and nature, and we would love to help guide you along that journey. Our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program develops leaders in the evolving field of natural medicine.  


StraighterLine Partnership

You may fulfill your general education course requirements to begin your degree program of choice at Bastyr University with fast, affordable and transferable online college courses from StraighterLine. Bastyr's partnership with Straighterline offers new Bastyr students a $250 per-quarter tuition discount if they transfer with four or more StraighterLine courses. Bastyr will also waive the application fee for students who qualify for this partner scholarship.

Visit StraighterLine for more information about this opportunity. 

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