How It Works - Accelerated Sciences

How SCU Accelerated Science Courses Work

Finding the Right Science Course for You

Our courses are designed to get you the credit you need in as little time as possible so you can move forward with your health sciences education. Specifically designed to meet the needs of healthcare-related programs, our courses help you gain the knowledge and earn the credits you need at an accelerated pace so you can continue your education journey with ease.

Registering for Your Science Course

Registering for your accelerated science course is easy. Find your course and then select how and when you want to attend. Lectures and labs are available on-ground, online, or in a combination of both online and on-ground work. We offer multiple start dates and class times on different days of the week to best fit your schedule.

You don’t need to submit an application or a transcript to register for a course. Simply fill out your registration and payment details and you’re ready to begin. After your registration is complete, you’ll receive information regarding textbooks, email access, technology requirements, and everything you need to complete your coursework.

Registration is subject to the timeframes below and may be subject to a late registration fee.

  • Online interactive, on-ground, and blended courses: late registration allowed if completed prior to the second class session.
  • Online courses, late registration is allowed if completed prior to the Saturday session of the first week of the block.


Another symbol of excellence at SCU is reflected by its regional accreditation. Regional accreditation is not the same as national accreditation. The main difference between the two is that credits earned from institutions that are regionally accredited are more widely accepted and thus more easily transferable. Southern California University of Health Sciences is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501. 

All-Inclusive Tuition

All-inclusive pricing covers tuition, fees, textbook(s), and any lab requirements if needed (lab coat, and goggles) with no hidden fees.

Item Cost
Lab Coat $0
Goggles $0
Textbook(s) $0
Parking $0
Registration Fee Per Course (non-refundable) $75
Cost Per Credit Hour $515
SCU Tuition includes access to interactive e-textbooks that students can access online for up to 6 months after the start of class. Students who prefer physical textbooks can purchase or rent textbooks at their preferred vendor. Other supplies are provided at no additional cost. A non-refundable registration fee of $75 is charged for each enrolled course. The program fees listed are subject to change.

Preparing for Your Course

Your accelerated course condenses a typically 3-4 month course into 5 weeks. Successful students attend all classes and set aside significant time to study outside of class. Students who do not have a background in math and science or do not have recent exposure to math and science courses will need to spend more time reviewing the course material. Supportive instructors and tutors are available to help you in your coursework.

There are a few things you’ll need to be prepared for your first day. Get the full list of required technology here to help you step into the classroom on the path to success.

Transferring Your Science Course Credits

Before registering, confirm that your course will be accepted for transfer by your receiving institution. SCU cannot guarantee the transferability of credits, as that policy is set by each receiving institution. Your receiving institution may require that you submit the course syllabus or course description from SCU. You can download the syllabus from each course webpage.

Students have sent SCU Accelerated Sciences transcripts to over 700 institutions and 50 centralized applications. The following is a sample list of institutions where students have sent transcripts in the past.

  • A.T. Still University-School of Health Sciences
  • Alabama State University
  • Albany Medical College
  • American Public University System
  • American University of Antigua
  • American University of Health and Science
  • Angelina College
  • Angelo State University
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Arizona College
  • Arizona State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Ashford University
  • Ashworth College
  • Aspen University
  • Athens Technical College
  • Azure College
  • Azusa Pacific University


  • Barry University
  • Bastyr University
  • Baylor
  • Bellarmine University
  • Bellin College
  • Biola University
  • Blinn College
  • Boise State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandman University
  • Brookhaven College
  • Brookline College


  • Cal State University San Marcos
  • California Baptist University
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Northstate University
  • California State Polytechnic University
  • California State University – Channel Islands
  • California State University – Chico
  • California State University – Dominguez Hills
  • California State University – East Bay
  • California State University – Fresno
  • California State University – Fullerton
  • California State University – Long Beach
  • California State University – Los Angeles
  • California State University – Monterey Bay
  • California State University – Northridge
  • California State University – San Bernardino
  • California State University – San Marcos
  • California State University – Stanislaus
  • California State University – Sacramento
  • California University of Science and Medicine
  • Capella University
  • Career Care Institute
  • Carrington College
  • Central Arizona College
  • Cerritos College
  • Chaffey College
  • Chamberlain University
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Chapman University
  • Charles R Drew University
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Citrus College
  • Clarkson University
  • Cleveland University- Kansas City
  • Clifford Casapao
  • Clovis Community College
  • Coastline Community College
  • College of Chiropractic Ontario
  • College of Lake County
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Columbia University
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Community College of Southern Nevada
  • Compton College
  • Concorde Career College
  • Concordia University
  • Cornell University
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Creighton University
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Cypress College


  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • Dixie State University
  • Dominican University
  • Dominican University of California
  • Drexel University
  • Duke
  • Dyersburg State Community College


  • Eagle Gate College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • El Camino College
  • Elon University
  • Everglades University
  • Evergreen Valley College


  • Fairfield University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Five Branches University
  • Fortis College
  • Fremont College
  • Fresno State University
  • Fullerton College


  • Galen University
  • Galveston College
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Georgia State University
  • Glendale Community College – California
  • Golden West College
  • Goldfarb School of Nursing
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts


  • Harding University
  • Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Highline Community College
  • Hodges University
  • Holy Names University
  • Hope International University
  • Hope Medical Institute
  • Howard Community College


  • Idaho State University
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture
  • International College of Health Sciences
  • Iowa State


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences


  • Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University
  • Keck Graduate Institute


  • La Sierra University
  • Las Vegas College
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Liberty University
  • Life Chiropractic College West
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Logan University
  • Loma Linda University
  • LoneStar College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pacific University
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Trade Tech College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Los Medanos College
  • Loyola New Orleans
  • Loyola University Chicago


  • Marian University
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
  • McLennan Community College
  • Medical University of the Americas
  • Midwestern State University
  • Midwestern University
  • Mills College
  • Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Mississippi College
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Moorpark College
  • Moreno Valley College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Murray State University


  • National College of Natural Medicine
  • National University
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • New York University
  • North Central Texas College
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University


  • Oceania University of Medicine
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Orange Coast College
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology


  • Pace University
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Pacific University
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Palomar College
  • Parker University
  • Pasadena City College
  • Pathways College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pima Community College
  • Provo College


  • Quinnipiac University


  • Rasmussen College
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Regis University
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roseman University
  • Ross University
  • Rowan University
  • Rush University


  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Sackler School of Medicine
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saddleback College
  • Saint Anselm
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego Community College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Ana College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Seattle University
  • Sherman College of Chiropractic
  • South College Knoxville
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • Southern California University of Health Science
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southwestern College
  • St. George’s University
  • St. Johns University
  • St. Matthew’s University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Stanbridge University
  • Stony Brook University Dental School


  • Tarrant County College
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • The George Washington University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of La Verne
  • The University of Montana
  • The University Of Nevada Reno
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Thomas University
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Touro College and University System
  • Touro University Worldwide
  • Touro University Nevada
  • Trinity School of Medicine
  • Tufts University


  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • United States University
  • Unitek College
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of California – Los Angeles
  • University of California – Merced
  • University of California – Riverside
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California- San Francisco
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mobile
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Providence
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Augustine
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western States
  • University of Nebraska
  • Utah Valley University
  • Utica College


  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech


  • Walden University
  • Waldorf University
  • Washington University
  • Wayne State University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • West Coast University
  • West Los Angeles College
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Western Governors University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Wichita State University
  • Wilmington University
  • Winston-Salem State University


  • Xavier University


  • Yale University
  • Yo San University
  • Yuba College

Requesting Your Transcripts

Upon completion of your course, you can request your transcripts. Once your final grade is posted (typically 5-7 days after the final week of classes), your course credits will be available for transfer. Transcripts can be easily sent to multiple institutions electronically or to yourself for $15 per transcript.

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