The purpose and process of course credit evaluation is to consistently apply university policy in determining the transferability of coursework to the University of La Verne, and the applicability of that coursework to General Education. To assure consistency and fidelity to university policy, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for performing official evaluations of all transcripts for all undergraduates.
All courses considered for transfer must have (1) been taken at a regionally accredited institution and (2) earned a grade of C- or better. Grades of PASS or CREDIT will also be considered acceptable for transfer. For a complete list of regional accreditations accepted by the University of La Verne, please click here.
A maximum of 44 semester hours of vocational/technical credit may be transferred and applied towards a bachelor’s degree as elective credit.
For the purposes of General Education, the University of La Verne defines a course as earning a minimum of 2 semester hours of credit.
College preparatory and high school level courses are not transferable.
CSU and IGETC Guidelines: The University of La Verne honors CSU and IGETC guidelines when evaluating students’ transfer credit as part of the initial admission evaluation, if the student is admitted to La Verne with 28 or more semester hours of degree applicable transfer credit.
There are three ways in which these guidelines may be applied:
(1) Individual courses may be certified to meet particular CSU or IGETC general education areas:
(2) Individual students may be partially certified by the junior college upon fulfilling individual general education areas:
(3) Individual students may be fully certified by the junior college upon fulfilling the CSU or IGETC requirements for all of the general education areas.
Courses completed at other four-year accredited institutions or coursework taken after a student has matriculated to La Verne will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis.
Credit by Exam: Transfer credit for CLEP and DSST (DANTES) exams is awarded based upon the articulation of each individual exam. All CLEP and DSST exams are reviewed for major or general education requirements by university faculty. Credit for exams will be awarded based upon the articulation guidelines in effect at the time of a student’s admission, not the date the test was originally completed. A combined maximum of 44 semester hours of credit by exam may be applied toward the bachelor’s degree (AP and IB credits do not contribute to this total). Exams are normally articulated as lower division credit.
Exam Duplication Policy: A student is not eligible to earn credit by exam if that exam covers the same subject material that was covered in previously completed college level coursework. Furthermore, a student is not eligible to earn credit by exam if that exam covers material that is in the same general subject area as more advanced coursework that he or she previously completed. For example, if a student completed Calculus 1, he or she is not eligible to earn credit for a Pre-Calculus exam.
AP and IB exams: Transfer credit for AP and/or IB exams is awarded based on the articulation of each exam. Each exam is reviewed by university faculty to determine applicability toward major or general education requirements. If no major or degree requirement is specified as being met by a particular exam, general elective credit will be awarded.