2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Information

PLNU transfers college-level courses from regionally accredited institutions to count toward General Education, major, or elective credit. 
  • Remedial level or vocational coursework does not transfer
  • Lower division courses do not transfer toward upper-division (300-400 level) requirements  
  • Transfer maximum of 70 junior college units in chronological order*
  • All graded transfer courses (A through F) calculate into the cumulative GPA  
  • Credit/Pass courses transfer for elective units and do not fulfill major or GE requirements  
  • Courses must be repeated at the same institution in order to replace a grade of C- or below

Credit from Other Sources

Sources of Credit Yes No Credit
Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)   Score of 3, 4, or 5 32* Credit only in applicable areas of the curriculum.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) General Examinations and Freshman Composition.        
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examinations     32* Approved on a case-by-case basis. See Records Office.
International Baccalaureate (IB)   Score of 5 or higher 32* Higher level only. Approved on a-case-by case basis.
NLN - National League for Nursing Mobility Profile       Granted upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
Excelsior College Examinations #554 (Licensed Vocational Nurse)   Minimum of “B” or better 8 units Granted only upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
Credit recommendations of the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services, detailed on the Joint Services Transcript      32* Approved on a case-by-case basis.  See Records Office.
Military Discharge Document (DD214), active military identification card or ROTC       Waives PED 1000 and physical activity requirement.
Units by non-traditional delivery systems     12* Approved on a case-by-case basis. See Records Office.
Bible colleges not accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or a comparable regional accrediting association     12 Limited credit accepted, reviewed after student attends PLNU for a semester.
Non-U.S. college and university transcripts       Only upon receipt of transcript from a PLNU approved foreign evaluation service.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)       In cooperation with SDSU and USD.
Accredited community college transcripts     70*

See Records Office for transfer agreements.

( IGETC approved courses from California community colleges will transfer to fulfill a portion of the GE requirements. For students with full IGETC certification (37 units), their transfer courses will be matched to PLNU GE and the remaining PLNU GE categories will need to be completed prior to graduation.)

Associate Degree Transfer (ADT)     60 units minimum  
Study Abroad       See Office of Global Studies for PRIOR approval.
Continuing Education units        
GED       In lieu of a high school transcript.
* NOTE: A combined maximum of 70 units may be transferred to PLNU from these sources. Only 32 combined units may be transferred from AP, CLEP, IB, ACE,  and online coursework.