Expanding Transfer Opportunities for Graduates
After completing an undergraduate degree at CDU, students may wish to pursue a degree in a wide variety of majors at one of our partner universities, one of which offers its programs completely online!
Find out more about the partnerships below governed by articulation agreements and discover one more reason that Catholic Distance University may be the perfect fit for your educational plans.
APUS offers 52 undergraduate degree programs completely online.
Graduates of the AA and BA degree programs are welcome to further their education at APUS! All undergraduate credits earned at CDU are transferrable to the BA degree program in APUS’ School of Arts and Humanities. Students seeking a BA degree in the university’s other schools may need to take additional lower-level courses as specified in APUS’ degree requirements. Fifteen credits earned in CDU graduate coursework are also transferrable to the’ MA in Humanities Program.
Belmont Abbey College offers 53 undergraduate degree programs at its campus near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graduates of the AA degree program may wish to further their education at Belmont Abbey College, which accepts all CDU coursework. Those choosing to major in Theology, History, or other disciplines in the Humanities can finish in two years. Those seeking a baccalaureate degree in Professional Studies, Social Sciences, Mathematics, or Biological Sciences will be required to complete additional credit hours. CDU courses in ethics, morality, and foreign languages count towards general or major electives for the baccalaureate degree.
Mount St. Mary’s University offers 42 undergraduate majors at its campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Graduates of the AA degree program may wish to further their education at Mount St. Mary’s University! A baccalaureate degree can be obtained within two years for most undergraduate majors. Majors in science and education would require additional credit hours beyond two years.
Shepherd University offers 53 undergraduate majors and is a member of the West Virginia state university system.
Graduates of CDU’s AA degree program with a GPA of 2.8 or higher who have not matriculated at any other institution of higher education are guaranteed transfer admission to Shepherd University. A maximum of 72 credit hours transferred from CDU are allowed toward fulfillment of the 120 credit hours required for baccalaureate completion.
Students who graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA from a graduate program at CDU are eligible for fast-track admission to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake’s Doctor of Ministry Program.
Students who have completed certificate programs through the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral at the University of St. Mary of the Lake are eligible for streamlined admissions to CDU’s Spanish-language Associate of Arts program in Theology with a concentration in Catholic Social Teaching. Deacons and other certificate holders from USML programs are eligible for simplified admissions to CDU’s Bachelor of Arts degree program in Theology.
Fast-track admission means that no application fees or letters of recommendation are required.
Graduates of CDU’s AA degree program may choose to further their education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, which offers 40 undergraduate degree programs and an honors program, service learning, and study abroad.
AA degree graduates with GPAs of 2.5 or higher may transfer courses with a grade of C or better. Those wishing to apply to the University of St. Thomas should submit an application, official CDU transcript, official transcripts from all universities attended, and a personal statement of between 250 and 500 words.