Kickstart Your Bachelor’s Degree with Alternative Credits

If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit Project™ (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Bastyr University will accept toward your degree (up to 45 ACP credits).

A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started — a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate. All alternative credit courses undergo a rigorous evaluation process through ACE, which includes faculty review.

ACP-Approved Transfer Courses

Choose from more than 40 lower-division courses through a variety of ACP-approved schools. See the list of courses.

Bastyr University Bachelor’s Degrees

The Alternative Credit Project will allow you to apply up to 45 lower-division General Education credits toward any of Bastyr’s nine accredited undergraduate degree programs:

Bastyr Admissions Overview

To learn more about which transfer courses may apply to Bastyr University’s degree programs, please contact an advisor in the Office of Admissions (425.602.3330,

IMPORTANT: You may request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).


Bastyr University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


Bastyr University is located in Kenmore, Washington, with a branch campus in San Diego, California.

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