College Credits


You can earn undergraduate college credits with Aspen University.

The NYPD elective courses are designed for New York Police Officers to test their knowledge of the material contained in the NYPD Patrol Guide. Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program may apply the credits earned through completion of these elective courses towards their degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree program is a total of 120 credit hours. Aspen University can accept a maximum of 90 credit hours through a combination of transfer credits, earned from approved and accredited college coursework, and approved portfolio credit in the form of verified police academy training.

*Transfer credit and portfolio credit is applied according to the standards of accreditation and at the sole discretion of the Office of the Registrar.

Students who feel they have adequate existing knowledge in the subject matter of a course may elect to take a competency exam in lieu of the course. Competency exams for NYPD electives are delivered via the online platform and access is granted the 1st and 16th of each month.

  • Each NYPD Elective course/competency exam is worth 1 credit hour.
  • Successful completion of a course or exam requires a score of 60% or better.
  • The tuition fee for each competency exam is $50.00 per credit hour.

You must be a Season Ticket Holder per University requirements to share class attendance. For further information on NYPD Elective Courses please click here or call 1-800-373-7814 and ask to speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

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