General Education Information for Professional Transfer Students

Professional students transferring to Azusa Pacific University may have some of their General Education requirements met by classes taken at their previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements for the Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirements may be adjusted, depending on the number of units the student transfers to APU.1

The evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by the Office of the Graduate and Professional Registrar. While the following chart serves as a guide for the student, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all requirements are met. 

Professional 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 requirements. Only units transferred at reenrollment will be considered. 

General Education Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements for Professional Transfer Students

Number of Units Transferred in Biblical Theological & Philosophical Formation Requirements
0-29 15 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 230
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
PRTH 303
30-59 12 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 230
Two of the following:
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
PRTH 303
60-89 9 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 230
One of the following:
PRRS 200
PRPH 100
PRTH 303
90+ 6 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 230

All requirements must be met by approved General Education courses.

IGETC and CSU Breadth Transfer Policies

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 and Integrative and Applied Learning. 

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
0-29 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:
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 of Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning
12 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 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 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1 6 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

ADN Transfer Requirement Policies

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 458RNRS 482, and RNRS 396, respectively).