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National University


About National University

National University (NU) is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. Founded in 1971, National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California, United States. National University offers academic degree programs at campuses located throughout the state of California, one campus in Nevada, and online.

National University is organized into four professional schools and two colleges:

  • The College of Letters and Sciences
  • The Sanford College of Education
  • The School of Business and Management
  • The School of Engineering and Computing
  • The School of Health and Human Services
  • The School of Professional Studies

National University's online academic programs are interactive with streaming videos, real-time discussions, multimedia learning material, and online classrooms.

Programs at National University are concentrated (typically 4 weeks in length) and are designed primarily for adult learners. On campus classes are mainly scheduled during weeknights with an occasional Saturday.


Course Equivalencies

Transfer Guides in the following majors:

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

  • B.A. in Biological Science with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential (California)
  • B.A. in Digital Entertainment and Interactive Arts
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (California)
  • B.A. in Mathematics with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential (California)
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Development with a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (California)
  • B.A. in English with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential (California)
  • B.A. in Psychology (610-104)
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education (BAECE)
  • B.A. in Sport Psychology
  • B.B.A. of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degrees

  • B.S. in Accountancy
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration
  • B.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Nursing Generic Entry (B.S.N.)
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies

Associate Degree for Transfer

TAG Agreement

What Does an ADT to an AICCU mean?

The ADT Commitment is the Independent California College and University sector’s adaptation of the ADT pathway. While similar to the CSU ADT, there are also some differences due to the independent nature of the state’s nonprofit institutions:

Unlike CSU, AICCU institutions are not part of a system and each campus has its own admission and graduation requirements.
If an ADT transfer student meets all the requirements of admission to a participating institution, admission is guaranteed to that college as opposed to a system.

The ADT Commitment is:

  • Guaranteed admission for the ADT students meeting admission requirements;
  • Guarantees a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter units will transfer;
  • Guarantees the student starts with junior standing.
  • For a full list of AICCU ADT Participating Institutions and majors accepted click here.

ADT Scholarship Opportunity

National University Offers Transfer-Friendly Bachelor's Programs for $7,000 per year.*

National University participates in the California Community Colleges-Associate Degree for Transfer (CCC-ADT) program, which guarantees Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees are fully transferable and are aligned to similar bachelor's degrees, which can be completed in 90-quarter units or less.

CCC transfer students who have earned their Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degree within 12 months of applying to NU are eligible for the CCC-ADT Transfer Scholarship pricing of $880 per course. Additional coursework beyond the 90-quarter units may be required for AA and AS transferred degrees.

For additional information, contact Jessica Gladney at

*Assumes eight courses per year at $880 per course (See FAQ for additional details).

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