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American Public University Transfer Agreement

American Public University

Students can save up to

$9,240.00

by completing their associate degree at College of Southern Maryland and then finishing up at American Public University System (based on average costs 2020-21).

American Public University is a distinguished university providing quality and career-relevant online education to motivated students worldwide. We are dedicated to bringing students like you respected and affordable programs that can be completed in a flexible online format. When you choose APU, you join a community of students, alumni, and faculty dedicated to their professions and to lifelong learning.

Articulated Program Requirements:

  • To qualify for the Accounting Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
  • For admission to the Associate-to-Bachelor's Nursing Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Meet application requirements for CSM as a degree seeking student during the time they are enrolled in the AS degree portion of the curriculum.
    • Meet the application requirements of APU as a degree-seeking student during the entire time they are enrolled in the Associate to Bachelor's option.
    • Dually enroll at CSM and APU for the time period during which they are earning their AS degree in Nursing. 
    • Pass the NCLEX-RN examination on the first attempt, at the completion of their AS degree, in order to continue to the next well. 
    • Complete an application for transfer admission to APU upon acceptance into the Associate to Bachelor's option.
  • To qualify for the Business Administration Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Science in Business Administration.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
  • To qualify for the Business Management Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
  • To qualify for the Communication Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Arts in General Studies: Communication.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
  • To qualify for the Guaranteed Admission Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with the A.A. or A.S. degree on or after May 1, 2013.
  • To qualify for the Hospitality Management Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
  • To qualify for the RN to BSN Nursing Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Science in Nursing.
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in each course for which the student desires transfer credits.
    • Possess an current active, unencumbered registered nursing license.

Articulated Program Benefits:

  • For the Guaranteed Admission Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),
    • CSM students may concurrently take courses at both institutions.
    • CSM students may participate in reverse transfer to complete their Associate's Degree if they have not already done so. 
    • All full-time employees will receive a graduate studies book grant.
    • No application fee.
    • Transcript evaluation fee waived if partnership is mentioned.
    • Technology fee waiver provided as of March 2019.
    • CSM employees can receive a 5% tuition discount at APUS.

View our Accounting Agreement

View our Associate-to-Bachelor's Nursing Agreement

View our Business Administration Agreement

View our Business Management Agreement

View our Communication Agreement

View our Guaranteed Admission Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

View our Hospitality Management Agreement

View our RN to BSN Nursing Agreement