CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION
SDI has established educational partnerships with select schools that grant SDI graduates an opportunity to apply SDI credits towards additional degree programs. In some cases, SDI grads also qualify for discounted tuition rates at these schools.
American Public University System (APUS)
As part of an articulation agreement with American Public University System (APUS), graduates of SDI’s Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program may now transfer up to their entire 60 credit hours towards a program at one of two schools in the APUS family: American Military University or American Public University.
Both APUS schools are online, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and offer 200+ undergraduate and graduate programs (including dozens of Bachelor’s Degree options). Transfer credits will be assessed for grade requirements.
Grand Canyon University (GCU)
As part of a new Educational Alliance Partnership with Grand Canyon University (GCU), graduates of SDI’s Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program may now transfer up to their entire 60 credit hours towards the following two GCU programs: Bachelor of Science in Applied Management and a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management! Additionally, SDI grads are eligible for a 10% tuition scholarship at GCU.
Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix, AZ, is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs (including dozens of Bachelor’s Degree options). Transfer credits will be assessed for grade requirements. For information on GCU, program options, and/or to enroll, please visit https://www.gcu.edu. All military-connected students are encouraged to reach out directly to GCU’s Military University Development Counselor, Cee Newble, at Cee.Newble@GCU.edu for enrollment, benefit application, and general assistance.
Columbia Southern University
Columbia Southern University has partnered with Sonoran Desert Institute to help students make the most of their previously earned credits. As a benefit of this partnership, Sonoran Desert Institute students/employees and their families receive a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities.
Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most affordable online universities, CSU provides career-focused degree programs, certificates and CEUs, personalized student support, textbooks at no cost and flexible enrollment options that work around your schedule. Courses are offered completely online and taught by professors who are experts within their respective fields. To learn more about CSU, visit https://www.columbiasouthern.edu/tuition-financing/partnerships.