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La Verne General Education

For a detailed overview of the general education requirements for students who matriculate during the 2018-19 academic year, click here.

Full CSU-GE or IGETC Certification

At the time of matriculation, students who completed (fully certified) either the CSU-GE or IGETC certification, with a C- or better in all applicable courses, will be credited with fulfilling all of La Verne’s General Education requirements with the exception of the Foreign Language requirement, depending on the student’s declared major.

  • CSU-GE and IGETC applicability of each course must be documented in the relevant college catalog or through Assist.org, the official repository of articulation for the State of California.
  • Students must provide proof of certification when the final transcript is sent to La Verne within the first term of enrollment after the student’s admission date.
  • Transfer students will still be required to fulfill the La Verne Experience requirement which includes University Values LVE 200 (ROC/CAPA students take LVE 300), Community Engagement CS 305 (or an approved course), and University Reflection LVE 400.

Partial CSU-GE or IGETC Certification

At the time of matriculation, students who have completed courses with a C- or better prior to matriculation at La Verne that partially fulfill selected CSU-GE or IGETC requirements will be credited toward partial fulfillment of similar La Verne General Education requirements with the exception of the Foreign Language requirement, depending upon the student’s declared major,

  • CSU-GE and IGETC applicability of each course must be documented in the relevant college catalog or through Assist.org, the official repository of articulation for the State of California,
  • Students must provide proof of certification when the final transcript is sent to La Verne within the first term of enrollment after the student’s admission date.
  • Transfer students will still be required to fulfill the La Verne Experience requirement which includes University Values LVE 200 (ROC/CAPA students take LVE 300), Community Engagement CS 305 (or an approved course), and University Reflection LVE 400.

Individual Courses from California Community Colleges

Students may complete individual courses at one of California’s Community Colleges (CCC) both prior to and after matriculating to the University of La Verne. Courses completed with a C- or better at a CCC, are approved as fulfilling an area requirement for either CSU-GE or IGETC requirements, will be used to fulfill a similar general education requirement at La Verne. Students may still be required to fulfill a Foreign Language requirement depending on their declared major.

  • CSU-GE and IGETC applicability of each course must be documented in the relevant college catalog or through Assist.org, the official repository of articulation for the State of California.
  • Courses completed pre-ASSIST or courses not found on Assist.org will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis using the University of La Verne Descriptor Guidelines.

Courses from non-California Community Colleges

Courses completed with a C- or better at a non-California Community College can be used to fulfill general education requirements, on a pre- and post-matriculation basis, at La Verne provided that:

  1. the institution is accredited by an organization recognized at La Verne;
  2. the course is considered to be at the baccalaureate level at the sending institution; and
  3. the course meets the content requirement for a specific LVGE requirement. Courses are reviewed on a course-by-course basis using LVGE Guide Points.