Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

Transfer Work

Los Angeles Pacific University accepts academic credits transferred from other colleges or universities based on the source of the credit, the academic level of credit, the grade earned, and applicability of the content to the student’s academic program. Credits will be converted to semester credits and grades to a 4.0 grading system.

Source of credit:

  1. Official transcripts from regionally accredited 4-year institutions - 90 credits maximum

  2. Official transcripts from regionally accredited 2-year Institutions - 70 credits maximum

  3. Official transcripts from institutions accredited by ABHE, ATS, or TRACS - 18 credits maximum

  4. Official transcripts from other nationally accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) - 30 credits maximum as prior learning assessment

  5. Official reports of evaluations by NACES or AICE member organizations of official transcripts from international institutions with a status equivalent to regional accreditation - 90 credits maximum

  6. Official JST transcripts of educational experience in the armed services  - 90 credits maximum

  7. Official ACE transcripts from the CREDIT® Registry and Transcript system - 30 credits maximum as prior learning assessment

  8. Official standardized subject examination score reports - 30 credits maximum

  9. LAPU assessment of prior learning  - 30 credits maximum as prior learning assessment

Credits applied as prior learning assessment from all sources combined are subject to the 30-credit PLA maximum.

Credits from all above sources combined are limited to 90 credits total.

Academic level of credit

Credit must be designated as freshman-level or higher.

Grade earned

The minimum acceptable grade is C- for courses graded on an A-F scale or a “Pass” grade for courses graded as Pass/Fail.

Applicability of the content to the student’s academic program

Content of transfer courses must apply to an LAPU degree program as equivalents of required courses (providing a highly comparable knowledge base and/or competencies) or appropriate electives.