For a detailed overview of the general education requirements for students who matriculated to the University prior to Fall 2015, click here.
At the time of matriculation, students who have completed one of the two certifications listed below will be credited with fulfilling all of La Verne’s General Education Breadth Requirements with the exception of the Foreign Language requirement, depending on the student’s declared major. They will need to fulfill the appropriate University Values (UV) requirements. 1. The California State University General Education Breadth Certification (CSU-GE). 2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
Other General Education Transfer Options for Breadth Requirements
At the time of matriculation, students who have completed a minimum of 28 semester hours of transferable baccalaureate level coursework will be evaluated for fulfillment of La Verne’s General Education Breadth Requirements according to the following guidelines:
- Students certified as having met all area requirements in the CSU-GE Breadth Certification or in the IGETC with a C- or better in all applicable courses will be credited with fulfilling all of La Verne’s General Education Breadth requirements with the exception of the Foreign Language requirement depending on the student’s declared major, and the appropriate University Values requirement. Students must provide proof of certification when the final transcript is sent to La Verne.
- Courses completed with a grade C- or better at a regionally accredited community college prior to matriculation at La Verne that partially fulfill selected CSU-GE or IGETC general education options completed at a college prior to admission at La Verne will be credited toward partial fulfillment of the like General Education Breadth requirements at La Verne. CSU-GE and IGETC applicability of each course must be documented in the relevant college catalog, or through the Assist.org, the official repository of articulation information for the State of California. Students may still be required to fulfill a Foreign Language requirement depending on their declared major.
- Courses completed at regionally accredited community colleges outside the state of California which meet bachelor’s level general education requirements within a statewide college system and are documented in the college catalog, will be articulated to fulfill like general education requirements at La Verne. Students may still be required to fulfill a Foreign Language requirement depending on their declared major. All other coursework will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. No transfer course will be considered for general education fulfillment unless a C- or better was received, and the course has been designated as baccalaureate level by the credit granting institution.
General Education Transfer Policy Values Requirements
Students who transfer 0-27.99 semester hours at the time of matriculation are required to complete two designations each in Values Orientation/Ethical Reasoning (UVVO), Community and Diversity/Diversity and Inclusivity (UVCD), and Lifelong Learning (UVLL), and one designation in Community Service/Community and Civic Engagement (UVCS), while students who transfer 28-59.99 must complete one designation in each of the four areas. Students who transfer 60-87.99 semester hours must complete three designations in three different areas. Students who transfer the maximum of 88 semester hours must complete two designations in two different areas.