Ways to Earn College Credit
We understand that learning takes place in a variety of ways, both in and outside of the college classroom. La Verne allows for many options.
Credit may be transferred from accredited community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. Full transfer credit is awarded for courses completed within an associate’s degree from a California Community College. Technical, vocational, extension, and correspondence courses are considered on a course-bycourse basis. For some majors, a transfer course may not substitute for a course in the major unless it has been completed within a specified time limit.
The DANTES Program is a nationally recognized testing program in which students are granted credit for satisfactory performance on standardized tests offered in many subject areas. Please contact your academic advisor to discuss which exams are most appropriate for you. For additional information on DANTES, please visit their website at www.GetCollegeCredit.com. La Verne is a DANTES test site center and offers the tests once a month at the Main Campus in La Verne and several times a year at the Orange County Campus in Irvine, Ventura County Campus in Oxnard, Central Coast Campus in San Luis Obispo, Pt. Mugu Naval Base Campus and Vandenberg Air Force Base Campus.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
This is a nationwide program in which students are granted credit for satisfactory performance on standardized tests offered in many subject areas. Please contact your academic advisor to discuss which exams are most appropriate for you.
Additional credit may be awarded for many courses taken during military service as well as basic training following the guidelines established by the American Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and according to La Verne policy.
Registered Nurses with Current California State Licenses
Students who hold a valid California RN License will be awarded 70 semester units of transfer credit.
Allied Health Fields
Health professionals who have completed qualified certificate programs are encouraged to ask about transfer credit for their hospital training programs. Up to 44 semester hours of credit may be awarded for training in allied healthcare fields such as respiratory therapy, radiological technology, and medical records. La Verne allows 15 semester hours of credit to be awarded for a one-year hospital-based program, 30 semester hours for a two-year program, and 44 semester hours for a three-year program.
Company or Government Training Classes
Credit for company or government training may be awarded if the class is accredited by the American Council on Education.
Students with exceptional competence in the subject matter contained in a course may "challenge" the course by examination. Courses that cannot be challenged are marked NCh in the Courses section of the La Verne catalog. If the student demonstrates the competencies required for successful completion of the course, the number and title of the course will be placed on the transcript with a CRD grade. If the student does not demonstrate the competencies, nothing is recorded on the transcript. A maximum of 8 semester hours of course challenge may be counted toward fulfilling the undergraduate residency requirement. A challenge fee will be assessed.