General Education Information for Transfer Students

Students transferring to Azusa Pacific University may have some of their General Education requirements met by courses taken at their previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements for Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation (BTPF) may be adjusted, depending on the number of units the student transfers to APU.

Traditional Undergraduate (Azusa) Students

For traditional undergraduate students, the evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center. All students are encouraged to work with the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center and with their academic advisor to determine their General Education requirements. While the chart on the above tab serves as a guide for the student, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all requirements are met. For the most current information, visit the Academic Success Center.

The Personal Wellness requirement is waived for traditional undergraduate students who transfer in 60+ units.

Professional Undergraduate (Regional Locations, Online) Students

For professional undergraduate students, the evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by the Office of the Graduate and Professional Registrar. While the chart on the above tab serves as a guide for the student, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all requirements are met.

All students who reenroll at APU after leaving APU and spending two or more consecutive semesters at another academic institution may have those transferable units applied toward their General Education Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation (BTPF) requirements. Only units transferred at reenrollment will be considered.

For professional undergraduate students at regional locations or in distance education programs, the Personal Wellness requirement is waived regardless of units.

Number of Units Transferred in Biblical Theological & Philosophical Formation Requirements
0-29 18 units:
MIN 108
UBBL 100, UBBL 230
PHIL 100 or HUM 224 or HUM 324
3 units of upper-division UBBL
THEO 200, THEO 301, THEO 352, THEO 354, or HUM 325
30-59 (includes IGETC and CSU Breadth) 12 units:
UBBL 2301
THEO 200, THEO 301, THEO 352, THEO 354, or HUM 325
Two of the following:
MIN 1082
PHIL 100 or HUM 224 or HUM 324
3 units of upper-division UBBL
60-89 (includes IGETC and CSU Breadth) 9 units:
UBBL 2301
THEO 200, THEO 301, THEO 352, THEO 354, or HUM 325
One of the following:
PHIL 100 or HUM 224 or HUM 324
MIN 1082
3 units of upper-division UBBL
90+ 6 units:
UBBL 2301
THEO 200, THEO 301, THEO 352, THEO 354, or HUM 325

All requirements must be met by approved General Education courses.

Number of Units Transferred in Biblical Theological & Philosophical Formation Requirements
15-29 18 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 100
PRBL 230
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
PRTH 200
Upper division Bible or Theology course
30-59 (includes IGETC and CSU Breadth) 12 units:
PRBL 230
PRTH 200
Two of the following:
PRMI 108
PRBL 100
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
60-89 (includes IGETC and CSU Breadth) 9 units:
PRBL 230
PRTH 200
One of the following:
PRMI 108
PRBL 100
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
90+ 6 units:
PRBL 230
PRTH 200

Full IGETC or CSU Breadth Certification waives the philosophy requirement and all Intellectual and Practical Skills, Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, and Personal and Social Responsibility General Education requirements except Writing 3. The Integrative and Applied Learning requirement is not waived. The Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirements are not completely waived, but they are reduced based on the total number of units transferred before the first APU semester.

Number of Units Transferred in General Transfer IGETC CSU Breadth
15-29 Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis N/A N/A
30-59 Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
GE 100 waived for traditional (Azusa) undergraduate students
3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major)
3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements reduced to 12 units1 Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements reduced to 9 units1 Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements reduced to 9 units1
60+ Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning
3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major)
9 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 9 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 9 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1
90+ Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning
3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major) 3 units of Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines (units incorporated into major)
6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1

For traditional (Azusa) undergraduate students, IGETC and CSU Breadth certification must be completed by January 31 for spring admits and September 30 for fall admits.

For professional undergraduate students (regional locations or online), IGETC and CSU Breadth certification deadlines are dependent upon the term in which students are admitted:

  • September 30 for fall 8-week Session 1 admits
  • November 30 for fall 8-week Session 2 admits
  • January 31 for spring 8-week Session 1 admits
  • March 31 for spring 8-week Session 2 admits
  • May 31 for summer 8-week Session 1 admits
  • July 31 for summer 8-week Session 2 admits

Proof of a posted Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited institution meets the majority of General Education requirements, including most of the Intellectual and Practical Skills, Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, and Personal and Social Responsibility requirements. The ADN does not meet the Writing 3 requirement, the Integrative and Applied Learning requirement, and the Upper-Division Bible requirement, but RN to BSN students can meet these requirements via program coursework (RNRS 458, RNRS 482P, and RNRS 396, respectively).