In 2008 Moorpark College and University of La Verne formed an innovative new program, University of La Verne at Moorpark College. Through this program, La Verne offers bachelor’s degree completion programs at Moorpark College so that students can complete one of three bachelor’s degrees at Moorpark. Three majors—Business Administration, Child Development, and Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)—are offered. Upon completion of the program, University of La Verne confers the bachelor’s degree.
Students of the program are required to complete only 44 upper-division (i.e., junior- and senior-level) units through La Verne. Students earn these units by completing the required upper-division courses in their majors through La Verne because upper-division units cannot be awarded by a community college. Students meet all other requirements by completing lower-division classes through Moorpark College.
Students may start working on their majors through La Verne after they have completed at least 28 units through Moorpark College. Just like students at any four-year university, students who enter the program can continue completing lower-division requirements while also completing upper-division requirements in their majors. The lower-division requirements will continue to be satisfied by enrolling in Moorpark College classes; the upper-division requirements will be satisfied by enrolling in La Verne classes.
The program is taught and administered by the faculty and staff of the La Verne Ventura County Campus in Oxnard, supported by our traditional campus in La Verne.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Director, Ventura County Campus
University of La Verne
at Moorpark College
c/o Career Transfer Center – Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
7 Reasons to Choose La Verne at Moorpark College
- As a graduate of a nationally-ranked university, your education will be respected wherever you go.
- Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), your La Verne degree will be recognized everywhere.
- A traditional non-profit university, La Verne focuses on you—not shareholder profits.
- Evening classes give you the flexibility to work full-time while completing your degree.
- With competitive tuition rates, La Verne gives you a private education at a price that competes with public schools and beats all other private universities in the county.
- Small classes create the atmosphere you need to learn from your professors and classmates.
- Personal attention from La Verne staff members means you will never feel like a number. There is always someone with whom you can speak.
How Do I Get Started?
- 1. Students are strongly encouraged to request a preliminary assessment of their prior college or university course work. You may download a request form, complete it, and submit it to the university along with unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. You may submit your request by mail, email, or fax. You may also submit your request in person at the Moorpark College Career Transfer Center. A few days after receiving your request, a La Verne counselor will send you with a preliminary worksheet that shows your progress toward graduation. The preliminary assessment is free of charge and does not commit you to the program.
- 2. Meet/Contact a University of La Verne Representative: Contact Kevin Laack, Campus Director, at (805) 981-6020 or email@example.com. You may also schedule an appointment with a La Verne counselor through the Moorpark College Career Transfer Center by calling (805) 378-1536 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The La Verne counselor can answer your questions about the program and review your preliminary assessment with you.
- 3. Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended–even if you are currently enrolled in courses and/or plan to complete additional courses at another college such as Moorpark after admission to La Verne.
- 4. If you are interested in financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. La Verne’s school code is 001216.
- 5. Attend a New Student Orientation after you and a sufficient number of qualified classmates have been admitted to the university. You will be notified by mail and email. At the orientation, you will receive the class schedule, registration instructions, etc.
Which Programs Will Be Offered?
The on-site partnership includes upper-division units in:
When Do The Classes Meet?
University of La Verne classes meet one night per week and operate on a 10-week accelerated term. Classes generally meet from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM once per week. Students take one or two classes per term depending on the program of study designed for their cohort. Some classes are offered partially online, reducing the number of hours in the classroom each week. There are four 10-week terms per year.
How Are The Classes Scheduled?
Classes are scheduled for cohorts of students who begin their program together, take their classes together, and then finish together. Cohorts begin when a sufficient number of qualified students complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and are admitted to the university.
Applications are accepted year-round. La Verne recommends that you apply for admission and financial aid, if desired, at least eight weeks in advance of your desired starting time.
o Cumulative GPA of 2.0
o Minimum age of 23 or substantial work experience*
Additionally, La Verne recommends that Business Administration majors complete 28 transferable units and ENGL M01A (or equivalent) prior to admission; however, this is not an admission requirement.
*La Verne welcomes applicants to the Business Administration major who are under the age of 23. They will be asked to submit a resume which details their work experience and also a personal statement that describes why they are a good fit for the La Verne program.
o 28 transferable units which include the following:
o 13 GE units including ENGL M01A and ENGL M01B* (or another course that satisfies the Critical Thinking requirement under CSU-GE or IGETC)
o 15 units in child development including CD M03 and 3 units from the following: CD M06, M07, M08, M09, M10, M11, or M14
o Cumulative GPA of 2.5
o Clear fingerprints from Community Care Licensing
o Satisfactory performance on a La Verne writing assessment
o Satisfactory performance on an interview with a La Verne faculty member
*Students may be permitted to start the program prior to completion of ENGL M01B or an equivalent. Please see a La Verne counselor for details.
Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
o Cumulative GPA of 2.0
o 28 transferable units which include the following:
o ENGL M01A
o ENGL M01B* (or another course that satisfies the Critical Thinking requirement under CSU-GE or IGETC)
Additionally, La Verne recommends that students complete Elementary Algebra prior to admission although the course is not an admission requirement.
*Students who have not completed ENGL M01B or an equivalent course may be permitted start the Liberal Studies program if they are concurrently enrolled in ENGL M01B or an equivalent course at the time they begin.
Tuition and Fees
La Verne students only need to complete 44 upper-division units. Upper-division units cannot be earned through a community college. Therefore, most students complete these 44 units through La Verne at our tuition rate. All other requirements can be completed at the community college at its own rate. Therefore, tuition for the total La Verne program may be estimated by multiplying our tuition rate by 44 units. Tuition usually increases at the beginning of an academic year, and students need to pay for textbooks and fees, so students should round their estimates accordingly. For an itemized list of tuition and fees, please consult the Tuition and Fees link on this page. If you would like a more information about the cost of La Verne, kindly ask a La Verne counselor.
La Verne is a non-profit institution. Many of our students find that our tuition is directly competitive with public schools and more affordable than the other private schools in the region.
General Education (GE) requirements include the GE Breadth, Interdisciplinary Thinking, and University Values requirements.
GE Breadth requirements are the foundation in liberal arts that are part of any bachelor’s degree program. Though some GE Breadth requirements must be satisfied prior to admission to La Verne, there is no requirement that all GE Breadth requirements be satisfied prior to admission. In fact, most La Verne students complete at least some of their GE Breadth requirements by taking Moorpark College classes concurrently with their major classes through La Verne.
La Verne’s GE Breadth requirements have been articulated with Moorpark College. Our articulation agreement with Moorpark College may be viewed here.
Students who plan to have earned at least 28 transferable units prior to admission to La Verne may also satisfy GE Breadth requirements by following either the CSU-GE or IGETC plan prior to admission. After admission to La Verne, students must complete any outstanding GE Breadth requirements by following La Verne’s articulation agreement with Moorpark College.
Interdisciplinary Thinking and University Values requirements must be taken through La Verne and are, in most cases, embedded within each major.
For a listing of requirements within each major, please visit these links to La Verne’s catalog
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
10-Week Accelerated Term Schedule
|Fall Term 2013||Fall Term I: August 26-November 3|
|Winter Term 2014||January 6-March 16|
|Spring Term 2014||March 24-June 1|
|Summer Term 2014||June 9-August 17|