How to Enroll

Let us help you achieve your goal of completing your bachelor’s degree. Here are three steps for completing your application process:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Pay your $30 processing fee.
  3. Request an official Transcript from each post-secondary school you have attended and have it mailed directly from the institution to the Oakwood University LEAP office.

We will evaluate your transcripts and upon completion will mail you a response letter indicating whether or not you have been accepted. The turnaround time for this process is about two weeks from the time we receive your last transcript.

If you have been accepted, your letter will also include information about the next orientation and registration dates. Please plan on attending the scheduled orientation session and completing the registration process within the dates specified.

Credit Requirements

To enroll in the LEAP program you must have at least 30 prior credits. We accept transfer credits from any regionally accredited institution. We also accept military credits, however these may require some conversion.

If you have not earned the required amount of credits, you can enroll in the LEAP non-degree seeking program.  Once you have reached the required 30 credit hours, you can then re-apply to begin a LEAP degree program.  


Transferring and Submitting Your Credits

All students must submit official transcripts from prior accredited schools and/or military education. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts. Download a PDF version of the transcript request form.

International Transcripts

We accept international transcripts from accredited colleges and universities. Please contact the LEAP office at (256) 726-7098 for assistance.  When an international transcripts needs translating, we recommend using the World Education Services website at

Non-Accredited School Policy

Oakwood University only accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited Universities and Colleges.  Non-accredited school credits will not transfer to the LEAP program.