Transfer Credit and Policies

The 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 and major requirements. The policies that have been established for the evaluations process are specified in the Course Catalog. Exceptions to these policies are rare and approved only at the discretion of the Registrar and the Undergraduate Appeals Committee. The ultimate responsibility for establishing policies and regulations for transcript evaluation rests with the Faculty and the Provost. The Provost is responsible for assuring that the faculty’s directives are developed and implemented, as well as for maintaining academic quality and fairness.

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 coursework completed at any non-ULV institution post-matriculation must be submitted within 45 calendar days of the end of the full term/semester where the coursework was completed. Students who do not submit transcripts within the 45 days will need to appeal.

General Transfer Credit Policies

  • Only credit from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the University of La Verne is evaluated for transferability. Click ­here for a list of approved accrediting agencies.
  • Credit is awarded for baccalaureate level courses only. Courses not designated as baccalaureate level by the credit granting institution are not transferable. College preparatory and high school level courses are not transferable.
  • A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course.
  • A maximum of 88 semester hours of college credit will be applied toward the bachelor’s degree. Any transfer work completed after matriculation and beyond the 88 semester hour limit will be considered for subject area fulfillment, but will not transfer with unit value (the particular course will be fulfilled by a 0-unit course marker).
  • Coursework may not duplicate or overlap with other courses.
  • Courses deemed to be CSU or UC transferable will be awarded credit towards a bachelor’s degree. Visit for a complete list of courses that will transfer from California’s Community Colleges.
  • For the purposes of General Education, the University of La Verne defines a course as earning a minimum of 2 semester hours of credit.
  • Grades of PASS or CREDIT will also be considered acceptable for transfer if the sending institution defines a PASS or CREDIT as a C- or better.

Limitations of Credit

  • A maximum of 15 semester hours of extension courses may be accepted towards the bachelor’s degree. In order to be considered for transfer, the courses must be considered degree applicable at the credit-granting institution. Professional growth or graduate level coursework will not be considered for transfer credit. If the extension courses are identified as upper division by the credit-granting institution, a maximum of 8 semester hours may be applied toward the upper division requirement.
  • A maximum of 44 semester hours of baccalaureate-level vocational work will be accepted for the Bachelor degree.
  • A maximum of 21 semester hours of baccalaureate-level vocational work will be accepted for the Associate degree.

Application of Transfer Credit

Credit may be transferred from accredited community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. Students may transfer a combined maximum of 88 semester hours for credit towards the Bachelor’s degree. Courses eligible for transfer credit include any courses designated as baccalaureate level by the credit granting institution. Transfer credit will be awarded up to this 88 semester hour limit in the following order:

  1. satisfaction of general education requirements;
  2. satisfaction of major requirements;
  3. satisfaction of upper division requirements;
  4. GPA benefit; and
  5. overall elective unit completion

Regardless of the number of units transferred, all students must meet the University of La Verne’s residency, upper-division, general education, and major requirements, as well as the minimum 128 semester hours required for the degree.

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.