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 registrar’s office in the Graduate and Professional Center. 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 re-enroll at APU after leaving APU and spending two or more consecutive semesters at another academic institution may have those transferable units applied towards their General Education Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirements. Only units transferred at re-enrollment 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
30-5912 units:
PRMI 108
PRBL 230
Approved THEO course
Approved PHIL Course or HUM 224/324
60-899 units:
Please contact the Graduate/Professional Registrar for course list
90+6 units:
Please contact the Graduate/Professional Registrar for course list

All requirements must be met by approved General Education classes.

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 World, 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
30–59Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basisAfter 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 Learning3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning
12 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1Biblical, 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 basisAfter 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 Learning3 units of Integrative and Applied Learning3 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 Requirements16 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements16 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements1
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 See above table for the Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements for transfer students.

ADN Transfer Requirement Policies

Beginning fall 2017, proof of a posted Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited institution waives all Intellectual and Practical Skills, Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical World, and Personal and Social Responsibility General Education requirements, except for three courses. These courses are Writing 3, Integrative and Applied Learning, and Bible Literature.